Meditating on a Big Mac

One of the joys of living in Korea is the constant juxtaposition of East and West in everyday life.

Here’s an example: It was a beautiful morning here in Bundang and Jay went for his early morning walk along the river. Along with the usual assortment of walkers, joggers and cyclists a common sight is people doing push-ups, sit-ups or a variety of exercises we don’t usually see in Portland; hand clapping, stomach slapping or just walking backwards.

But this morning Jay saw a man sitting in the full lotus position, facing the horizon and meditating. OK, nothing much unusual there. But directly in front of him was a McDonalds drink container and at his side a Mac burger bag. My conjecture was that perhaps he had developed a new mantra on which to meditate. “Frrrrrrrriiiiiiizzzze” maybe. Or possibly “Mmmmmmaaaaakkkk”. Anyway, whatever works.

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2 Responses to Meditating on a Big Mac

  1. Anonymous says:

    Glad you are posting again.Still enjoy calls and emails, but like the posts too.Too bad you did not have a camera with you to capture the meditating burger lover.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    OK new at this blogger stuffAnon was me – Angie and Ed

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