Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Tall hedge

They had some very, very tall monks hidden away at the inn where we stayed. It is a part of their esoteric Buddhist training, to grow very tall so that they can trim the hedge, and by getting the edges perfectly straight, gain enlightenment. There are two of these monks, who work either side of the hedge, growing taller, and trimming.

The enlightenment bit happens when their heads finally pop over the top of the hedge and they get to see the person they have been working with for all these years.

(Suggestions in comments about very tall ladders will be frowned upon. Very tall ladders are no fun at all.)


Keera Ann Fox said...

Wouldn't dream of mentioning ladders when the tree the monks made sure to plant a couple of generations before the hedge is so handy.

Enlightenment means the ability to think ahead. I think.

Tabor said...

I am most amazed at how straight the edges are! Like a knife.