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, […]