To my mind, the idea that doing dishes is unpleasant can occur only
when you aren't doing them. I enjoy taking my time with each dish,
being fully aware of the dish, the water, and each movement of my
hands. I know that if I hurry in order to go and have a cup of tea,
the time will be unpleasant, and not worth living. That would be a
pity, for each minute, each second of life is a miracle. Each bowl I
wash, each poem I compose, each time I invite a bell to sound is a
miracle, and each has exactly the same value.
If I am incapable of washing dishes joyfully, if I want to finish them
quickly so I can go and have a cup of tea, I will be equally incapable of
drinking the tea joyfully. With the cup in my hands I will be thinking
about what to do next, and the fragrance and the flavor of the tea,
together with the pleasure of drinking it, will be lost. I will always be
dragged into the future, never able to live in the present moment.
- Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk, from Sunshine and Green Leaves
This server is a small machine serving as primary DNS, mail, and webserver
for several private domains, individually held by Adam
and several friends.
It's physically located in Watertown, Massachusetts, but that's never stopped
it from having a good time.