Stephen Cassettari believes that the "pebbles" (or "knowledge") we pick up on the road of life may at first seem dull and uninteresting but later become jewels of immense personal value. These pebbles of knowledge are reflected upon in this collection of stories and sayings. They offer inspiration on life and love by drawing on the immediacy of Zen. Chinese brush paintings complement the text by presenting another dimension that is beyond words. All of the stories, sayings and paintings invite personal interpretation - there are no absolute truths, just gentle reminders of the curious simplicity of life. Delve into this collection of inspirational prose for enlightenment and mental stimulation.
Stephen Cassettari has studied the philosophy of Zen Buddhism and Chinese painting for many years. He has been teaching Chinese painting for fourteen years. In this book Cassettari incorporates his two great loves, painting and poetry. He has three previously published titles on Chinese painting techniques.