Last Monday, I swept the chimney for our wood-burning stove in the living room. Well, actually it was the inner parlor room I described in my other book Zen and a Way of Sustainable Prosperity. It was used as the back drawing-room for VIP guests by the Omi-Hino-merchant who used to live here. Since we don’t have that many guests, the front drawing-room is enough, and we have been using this room as the living room.
I cleaned the chimney from the top and from the bottom. I find it easier doing it from the bottom. More and more it is getting scary to climb up to the roof.
As I am savoring this colorful season, I can feel the arrival of the next season. Soon the leaves will all fall, and we will begin using the wood-burning stove to relish yet another type of hygge moment.
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