The goal of a “spotless (quiet) mind”.
The zebras were all white at one time. One day Zebra was hiding from Lion by standing in the tall grass. He stood there for so long and held very still the whole time so that Lion would not see him. The hot sun cast the shadows of the blades of grass across the white of Zebra’s body. He stood there so long that the shadows became permanent and that is why Zebra is striped to this day.
Immediate thanks to Sharon K. Shubert for advice and artistic inspiration.
Thanks to ~dheks at deviant art for the image of the lady.
And thank you to Jessi9999 for the Zebra, also at Deviant art.
Thank you for the inspiration:
Sharon K. Shubert
Bob Culshaw (Gem-like interior/architectural works)