Thanks, Jun (and Jerome for that matter), but the more I think about it the more I think I was probably listening to someone explain the phrase ichigo ichie e in context of sword work. So I somehow managed to morph it into something new and different in my head all while not realizing it was the same phrase.
So thanks for the help, but I think it was just my own bumpkin assumptions leading me astray (as usual).
A constant hazard when you know just enough to really screw things up.
It's a good thing -- you learn somethin' new every day even if it is that you've been mistaken all along.