Saturday, August 23, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
"The quest of real followers of the path is just to oppose birth and death; they do not look for it in the sayings found in various sources in ancient and modern books. They just step back into themselves and bring it to mind, coolly yet keenly, at the very root and stem.
Suddenly their hands slip, they lose their footing, and they're lost: this is graduation from the study of a lifetime. Perceiving independently, like a solitary lamp, for the first time they are manifestly empowered.
They are like mountains; how could the fears of life and death shake them any more?"
That being said, my post "Blockhead" is included in the July edition of Carnival of Quotes, which of course has been out for about a month, but slow-ass me, I just found out about it. As usual, this interesting variety pack of posts is hosted by Thoughts On Quotes. Inspired by quotes being the only criterion (and hopefully quality of course), there's no telling what you might find...
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I know, all you gotta do on a computer is 'enlarge' the original, and you can see all the details you want, and not picked by me. Feel free!
But, they always (or, frequently, at least) do this kind of thing in hard-copy magazines,
which has, obviously, affected my mind in some kind of way I don't care to go into right now, sssooooo! I like these particular 'crops', anyway.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Coffee Messiah bestowed this lovely prize upon me a few weeks back, and I was waiting until my energy level and time constraints permitted the best post in response I could come up with. Well, circumstances allow me to wait no longer, 'cause lo and behold, before I can acknowledge it, along comes Fancy Sweden and presents me with the same award!
The j-o-b is draining me, now a "summer cold" on top of that; ah, the 'perfect moment' continues to elude me. So here it is: The Arte Y Pico, which means, according to the website of the same name, the origin of this award:
I'm astonished folks. Honored, to say the least. All I can say is, from the bottom of my heart,
And I hope I can live up to deserving this. I do promise to have fun trying. ;-)