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Running a business is hard work. But when you have a product you believe in and clientele you can genuinely respect, and who genuinely respect you, then it is truly a labor of love. Even so, it’s very important to make time for diversions. That’s why I set aside a little time for bamboo haiku, combining two of my favorite Asian contributions to civilization.
The multifaceted grass and the 17-syllable poetry seem to go hand-in-hand. They both soothe the soul and inspire the heart, helping to release the mind from the fetters of the daily grind. Haiku poems can take you back to nature and, at their best, they aim to elevate one’s consciousness to a higher plane.
Some prefer chair yoga and micro meditation. But whatever it takes to break up the monotony of the work day and keep your spirit grounded, I say go for it!
A succulent turns Craning its inflorescence Toward the setting sun
Pale ribbons of steam Envelop the aroma Of green tea steeping
Photosynthesis Provides all the great tasting Flavors of sunshine
Many syllables Trickle from my humble font As the Buddha speaks
And perhaps most important of all, it’s essential to keep a sense of humor in all of your endeavors.
All original poetry by Fred Hornaday. Not for reproduction without permission.Further reading
To learn more about the mystical aspects of bamboo and Eastern philosophy, check out some of our other great articles.Bamboo Symbolism in Legends and Folklore The Mandala: Roadmap of the Mind Buddhist Thangka Paintings The Ten Thousand Things of Taoism
You might not spend your spring vacation in a chateau in the south of France, and maybe you don’t serve caviar for lunch, and you probably don’t have a team of serfs to carry you to and from the tennis courts in your covered sedan, but when it comes time to lie down and rest after a long, hard day, you too can experience the luxury of bamboo sheets. So soft and comfortable, they are fit for a king.
Sleeping on bamboo sheets from Bambu Batu, you’ll know how it feels to lie down in the lap of luxury, like a guest in the royal chambers. Anyone who has ever had the pleasure knows what I mean. And once you’ve been spoiled, it’s hard to go back. Soon you’ll be waking up expecting the servants to stroll in with silver platters and breakfast in bed. You might even find yourself mumbling in your magnificent sleep, phrases like “Let them eat cake,” or “L’etat c’est moi.” Yes, the royal treatment make take some getting used to, but when you wake up glowing like the Queen of Sheba, you’ll thank yourself for it.
You can’t put a price on the value of a good night’s sleep, the kind of sleep you get with a quality mattress or a set of bamboo sheets. Waking up refreshed, starting your day on the right foot, after a sumptuous sleep, there’s no better way to rise and shine. You’re more likely to spend your day feeling, positive, enthusiastic, confident and generous. In fact, you’re likely to want to share the sensation with your friends. Whether that means inviting them over to spend the night, or simply gifting them the special treat of a new set of bedding. Either way, you know that they’ll feel flattered, pampered and eternally grateful.
At Bambu Batu, we’ve been carrying bamboo sheets since 2006, so we know it’s more than just a passing fad, and we know it’s a product that sells itself. For softness, temperature regulating, and all-around nocturnal comfort, nothing can match the splendor of bamboo sheets. Our customers know it too, and after this many years they know they can count on us for the highest quality and most reasonable prices for anything bamboo. So shop online or stop by in person; either way, you’ll be glad you did.Bamboo Sheets and Blankets
In addition to these luxurious bamboo sheet sets, which come in a wide variety of colors, Bambu Batu also offers beautiful 100% bamboo coverlets and bamboo duvet covers.