Most of the things I post here (photos, videos, etc.) do not belong to me, they belong to the internet. That does not mean someone did not at some point conceive of it and create it, that means that it is made available with the understanding that people will share it. My ideas expressed in writing, however, (#OriGinal) are mine and mine alone. I don’t mind anyone sharing them, and would...
Hope | Fear
Earlier this evening, I attended a Dharma Talk at the local Buddhist Temple. This was only my third time going, and I’m realizing that each time I go, I have a unique experience. This time, for example, those attending sat in meditation for one hour before beginning the talk ; this was far too long for me. Perhaps I need to get into the rhythm of meditation again if I want to sustain...
Credit for the image at the top of my page goes to M.C. Escher and his official website.
Soul Mountain →
My friend Simon is reading Soul Mountain by Gao Xinjian, which sounds really interesting. I’d like to start it myself, but I always have trouble reading, though. As a graduate student, every page you read outside of required reading weighs you down. One page is a brick, easily hefted. Ten pages is heavy, and almost makes you feel strong. One hundred pages lifts you to euphoria, and you...