Archives for the month of: March, 2014

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

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

Putao, Myanmar
Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known. ~ A. A. Milne

halong (3)As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, so to yield with life solves the unsolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again. ~ Lao tze

天下之至柔,驰骋天下之至坚。无有入无间, 吾是以知无为之有益。不言之教,无为之益,天下希及之。 ~ 老子《道德经》