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February 19, 2012

Issan Dorsey, Zen priest: "You don't even clean to make things clean, so much. You clean even if it's not a mess. You just go around and make things look like somebody paid attention to them." 

This is my goal, though demonstrably not everyone’s. Easy enough to make choices in our relationships with objects and spaces which support everyone’s success: Put things away as we finish with them; clean as we cook; attend to the act from beginning to end; ready ourselves for next time; achieve that impression of care to which Dorsey refers. (Live gently together, together.) 

Yet lawyers.