Archives for the month of: March, 2014

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~ Helen Keller

Women waiting at a bus stop in downtown Kargil, a district between Leh and Srinagar in north India.

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7c Qiunatong - a handoperated water mill grinds corn into flourA grain of gold will gild a great surface, but not so much as a grain of wisdom. ~ Henry David Thoreau

dsc_0180-2We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want. ~ Lao tze

三十辐共一毂,当其无,有车之用。埏埴以为器,当其无,有器之用。凿户牖以为室,当其无,有室之用。故有之以为利,无之以为用。~老子《道德经》

Crafting Nixi black pottery.

7b Yongzhi (2)Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. ~ Elinor Glyn

6 tianshui (2)There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

7e-srinigar-2Of life’s two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer’s hand. ~ Khalil Gibran

No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides. ~ Baruch Spinoza

Slicing yak butter. ©2008

tibetan-dress-18-s2We two are to ourselves a crowd. ~ Ovid

Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood. ~ George Orwell

7d barkhor 8 3Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson