When a stone penetrates uninvited the stillness of your pond, swallow it without resistance – generously, graciously – envelop it, allow it to reach your depth unimpeded, to join all the other stones which have […]
Perhaps those who painted on the walls of caves were grappling with the seeming contradiction of wildness and wiseness, of wildness and domestication, of the instinctual and the defined, of mystery unveiled, of domination and […]
We remember what makes an impression of us. When you meet someone for the first time, even briefly, perhaps just a glimpse, the sound of a voice, the smell, if the impression left is strong […]
When I want to remember something, I snap on it. I conscientiously look at at, study it, running through a thorough inventory of details in my head, committing each one separately to indelible memory. With […]
The mediums of darkness may tell us the truth. The brilliance of light may blind. White is not always light; black is not always dark.
改善 (gǎishàn – Mandarin Chinese; kaizen – Japanese) – Continuous improvement – change for good, i.e., change for the better.
Heaven has its seasons; Earth, its qi; materials, their aesthetic qualities; and craftsmen and women, their skill. Correct timing or harmonizing with the changing seasons in carrying out practical, mechanical, or technical activities is essential, […]
All that one denies, because one has not the courage to accept; all that offends, because it tempts; all that angers, because it controls; all that we refuse to see, to hear, to touch, to […]
Whether or not something is a work of art or craft is determined more by the motivation of its creator in its creation than by the end result. It may be said that poetry is […]
A photographic portrait is not a likeness; it is an interpretation. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph, it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such […]