Mindfully I Open My Baseball Cards

This summer Cisco saved his money to purchase a special baseball card package (the rage in our culture among ten-year-olds) which includes a half dozen or more individually wrapped bundles of cards. His friend, only two days earlier, had purchased the same delight and, in an orgy that would inspire any American capitalist, had ripped into them all at once. As he opened his box, however, Cisco resisted the same frenzy. Looking at me, he said very thoughtfully that he was going to open each one slowly and "mindfully," as Thay had told us to do, so he could enjoy them all. What wonderful seeds have been planted. The fruits of this practice are continuing to emerge in our family in the most amazing ways.

Grove Burnett Glorietta, New Mexico

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