1. bones of the living and dead: interbeing at the plague pits

    bones of the living and dead-inter-being at the plague pits

    Hey there! Have you missed me? It’s been a wonderful month beginning with a two-week jaunt to the UK where I reunited with my lovely family, met and enjoyed an out-standing day in Bristol with Justin Whitaker (who clearly enjoyed a reason to procrastinate his thesis writing), and managed to squeeze in 61km of forced marching across the City of London (UK not ON – though I have no particular…

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  2. 13:31

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    The evolution of man is the evolution of his consciousness. And ‘consciousness’ cannot evolve unconsciously.
    — 

    Gurdjieff

    PD Ouspensky - In Search of the Miraculous 

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  3. 13:27

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  4. 13:21

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    iluvsouthernafrica:

    Zimbabwe:

    Photos of Zimbabwean Shona stone sculptors and their incredible works by  Ernst Schade

    Read more here.

     
  5. 13:18

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    Are we not all alike, constantly talking and to no one, forever up against the same questions although we know the answers in advance?
    — Albert Camus, The Fall (via whyallcaps)
     
  6. 09:04 18th Aug 2014

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    'Carpe diem' doesn't mean seize the day - it means something gentler and more sensible. 'Carpe diem' means pluck the day. Carpe, pluck. Seize the day would be 'cape diem,' if my school Latin serves … What Horace had in mind was that you should gently pull on the day's stem, as if it were, say, a wildflower or an olive, holding it with all the practiced care of your thumb and the side of your figure, which knows how to not crush easily crushed things … Pluck the cranberry or blueberry of the day tenderly free without damaging it, is what Horace meant - pick the day, harvest the day, reap the day, mow the day, forage the day. Don't freaking grab the day in your fist like a burger at a fairground and take a big chomping bite out of it.
    — Nicholson Baker. With thanks to Whiskey River. (via crashinglybeautiful)
     
  7. 09:02

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    parkstepp:

I’m poor but happy a man of the Way 
all my needs are satisfied by chance
last night the west wind downed an old tree
at daybreak firewood covered the ground
gauze silk clouds adorned red scarps
dew drop pearls bejeweled green cliffs
what’s present has always decided my living
why should I burden myself with plans

- Stonehouse 

[from ‘The Zen Works of Stonehouse’ , translated by Red Pine]

Zen Poems

    parkstepp:

    I’m poor but happy a man of the Way
    all my needs are satisfied by chance
    last night the west wind downed an old tree
    at daybreak firewood covered the ground
    gauze silk clouds adorned red scarps
    dew drop pearls bejeweled green cliffs
    what’s present has always decided my living
    why should I burden myself with plans

    - Stonehouse

    [from ‘The Zen Works of Stonehouse’ , translated by Red Pine]

    Zen Poems

     
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    A kind of paradise. Everything itself.
    The sea is water. Stones are made of rock.
    The sun goes up and goes down. A success
    without any enhancements whatsoever.
    — 

    jack gilbert from The Other Perfection (via ringtales)

    [& how faithfully each heart beats]

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  9. mother-daughter: mastering the art of losing each other

    “Operator? Operator. Please put me through to my daughter.” Her voice is pleading to my voicemail message, her words say, “Time is collapsing into itself and I am lost and alone.”

    “Operator, can you hear me? My daughter’s name is Lynette. Please tell her I called. I need to speak to her. Please.”

    It’s 11 PM and I’ve just come home from a long day at work. I’m torn by an urgency to drive the 2…

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  10. 16:48 16th Jul 2014

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    amproducerjen:

This is genius…. From @FunkyBarrister 

    amproducerjen:

    This is genius…. From