To say my take on current events, I foresee the possibility of Syria asking Russia for air power help in fighting the “civil war,“ the US helping the “moderate anti Assad group” with air attacks against ISIS and whammo! Russian and US war airplanes both in Syrian airspace, only one at the request of the “legitimate government.” And what do you think Putin will do? I think we already know,sound a little like WW1
If you reach out, grab some smoke and touch yourself in a sore place it will heal at this incense burning located in Asakusa.. I reached out, grabbed some smoke and spread it on my head nut it did not seem to heal my mind. Still I suppose it s better than spending your retirement days waiting for the food kitchen to open in Albuquerque. its about 6:00 am one summer morning about 20 years ago, I wondered then if I would be like this in old age. I am 69 now, what age do think these two are? And breakfast is yet to be served.
A store window in Shibuya, suggests maybe we all just need to buy some new clothes.
There are many people whose dream would be to have one piece of clothing.
Try to imagine being happy or unhappy, is it any different than when you were happy or unhappy? Is unhappy being depressed? and being happy being undepressed. Are they the extremes on the same range of measurement scale? I would not share my personal feelings on this subject on a blog, who cares? If I am writing about how happy or depressed I am. What difference does it make? None.
The images I post are not about being happy or being depressed, but simply about enjoying visual design—pattern, repetition, color. texture, line, shape—but I don’t know if these things can make you happy or depressed, but everyday I can see the art on my walls and it is a meaningful visual experience. I think that is what makes a thing a piece of Art.
But remember things on my blog are not Art, but visual design, it is superficial, i.e. what is to be communicated will be found on the surface experience.
Based on this image:
Do you buy in on an IPO? Is the Alibaba IPO going to be a profitable investment for the individual investor or should one wait until it goes up, then down and establishes a solid base from which to break out? Like everything else who knows, past returns do not predict future returns. The smoke will clear one day but most likely after a nuclear attack and perhaps the market rises until that happens.
For myself I will try to watch from both sides, never betraying my personal values or supporting those who would.
Sometimes people are asking about things they know but do not think they know. What can you tell them? Gu Tai used to hold up his finger, Huang Po used to slap their head and the Fifth Patriarch gave him kitchen duty which hundreds of years later surely influenced Dogen. Shaka just sat and sat and sat until finally one day he held up a flower and MahaKasyapa smiled. Later that night they were arrested for being in the park after closing time.