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


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

Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky. ~ Kahlil Gibran

A mirror reflection of a towering pine tree and snowy woodland landscape in a shallow pond in the old botanical garden in Göttingen.

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