Month: September 2019

My vote

I would vote rather for her or for him who, first, does not believe in the burning of witches. Her heart, or his, must also be stronger than her hand or his. In the home of […]

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Poised

十五向学,三十而立,四十而不惑,五十而知天命,六十而耳顺,七十而从心欲,不逾矩。 Confucius – 孔夫子 Kǒng Fūzǐ – 551–479 BCE [shí wǔ xiàng xué, sān shí ér lì, sì shí ér bù huò, wǔ shí ér zhī tiān mìng, liù shí ér ěr shùn, qī shí […]

Face the light

Under the subdued light of late afternoon, early evening, diffused even further by the dense smoke haze enshrouding the area, the home reaches for illumination, to pull it to itself, into its deepest interior. If […]

Because

No battle today. No anticipation of such. An acceptance of the cessation of conflict, however brief. A realisation that the battle was within all along; that the adversary was and is self-created in resolution of […]

Cultivation

The virtuous cultivate vulnerability. Those who are so gifted are often wounded, sometimes destroyed, but never defeated. Those who cannot be wounded, hearts forsworn, are bound to their minds alone. The mind replays in contrived […]