“As many languages you know, as many times you are a human being.“ — 

Rather than jingle like the jade,
Rumble like the rocks.

According to Robert Wicks, ‘traditional is an aesthetics of imperfection, insufficiency, incompleteness, asymmetry, and irregularity.”

Excerpt From “The Matter With Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions and the Unmaking of the World” by Iain

“We are a species with schizoid tendencies.”
- James Lovelock, The Revenge of Gaia, p46

This is a very significant chapter in The Matter with Things. : "We're headed straight into good old-fashioned psychosis. We're completely mad as a civilization in my view." youtu.be/yAalKyb5Gto?t=2745

There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places. – Wendell Berry (quoted by Dahr Jamail in The End of Ice)

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Doing something worthwhile is subversive.
—Hannibal, in David Graeber, Bullshit Jobs
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…utilizing a bullshit job to pursue other projects isn’t easy. It requires ingenuity and determination to… use that time for projects requiring thought and creativity.
—David Graeber, Bullshit Jobs: A Theory #work #creativity

"Tomorrow, I will continue to be. But you will have to be very attentive to see me. I will be a flower, or a leaf. I will be in these forms and I will say hello to you. If you are attentive enough, you will recognize me, and you may greet me. I will be very happy." - Thich Nhat Hanh lionsroar.com/the-fullness-of-

Traveling forces the lazy person to experience things that a motivated reader can easily discover from their armchair.

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“The largest known plant on Earth - a seagrass roughly three times the size of Manhattan - has been discovered off the coast of Australia.

Using genetic testing, scientists have determined a large underwater meadow in Western Australia is in fact one plant.

It is believed to have spread from a single seed over at least 4,500 years.”


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...millions of individual acts...will together generate...[that] which is alive, and whole, and unpredictable, without control. This is the slow emergence of the quality without a name, as if from nothing. —Christopher Alexander, The Timeless Way of Building

Stephon Alexander asked in Fear of a Black Universe, “What is the relationship between consciousness and the fabric of the universe?... The cosmic mind is contained in the local minds, though hidden from our everyday local experiences.“ (205, 212) Perhaps we are not confined to the time between birth and death. But is instead a continuum of transforming embodiment, through phases both conscious and nonconscious, hidden and revealed. Life has no definite or definable beginning or end.

Schiller is cautioning about making generalities, and noting the impossibility of explicitly defining transcendental notions like truth or beauty, etc. It's far more defensible to make particular claims than general ones.

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Saffron Finch are South American that arrived in Hawaii in the ’60s. They look striking here on the black lava at Punalu’u Beach (where sea turtles also gather).

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@meganeko Thich Nhat Hanh sometimes would say “Don’t just do something, sit there!” (Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet, p. vii)

Listening to my wife speak in to her family, her voice rises and falls animatedly. Her volume and tone imitates the things and actions her words describe, providing additional critical information. It's much more noticeable than occurs in typical American conversational English.

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