Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Haiku #9 - Hara Hachi Bu

Greedy serpent gags
Gorging enormous carcass.
Merry Christmas!

-- Yes, I broke the 5 syllable rule in the last line, but it adds such a punch, doesn't it? ;)

--Hara hachi bu
is the Okinawan dietary principle of only eating until the stomach is 80% full. I have found a lot of benefit in using this principle to moderate a lot of the pleasures in my life.

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