The Incidental Rosary: 2
This is a wooden wrist mala that I bought somewhere in China. It sits upon an antique sewing box that rests on my writing desk. This sewing box is filled with all kinds of treasures that I don't know what to do with.
I like wooden beads - they are invariably the ones I tend to wear. I like the feel of wood against my skin, and I like to touch it when I am chanting. I like the way wood soaks up the various oils that one's body secretes, and gradually becomes shiny and changes colour.
I also like the smell of wood.