Contemplation Vessels

CV_ALM233_lgVessels are ancient shapes of functional containment, especially for water, and, metaphorically, to contain ideas.

Contemplation Vessels and Wells have a serene presence either indoors or out, with water in them or without.

They create a focal point for resting one’s mind and inspire imagination differently in their stillness.

The heavens are there, in the vessel’s center, in that vast empty space suggested by the quiet.

These pieces hold spiritual nourishment by engaging reflective mediation and reverie.

They are at home under pine trees, in gardens, on decks.

With shallow water in them, they attract butterflies and birds.

Regardless of birds, they are wonderful with a few leaves blown in, or filled to overflowing by rain.

A Contemplation Vessel or Well can be placed in a raked sand garden.

They speak to the same quiet spiritual appreciation of a boulder placed just so.

They are perfect containers for Emptiness.

 

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