Monday, April 5, 2010


How absurd that a fireball sits in darkness, capable of burning my flesh and make it bubble like a pot of boiling water. How peaceful that a couple of ravens walk so calmly by my feet. How innocent of a blade of grass to catch a ladybug grazing the air. How beautiful I find an admitted theft.

The perfect life is to be born in time to appreciate complexity and connection, and to witness a cycles natural end.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Read. Consider. Apply.

The human race is intelligent. There is no denying that our progression and playful habbits with nature is something that provokes intense amazement, even alone as a fact. We have figured out how to communicate at a distance, carry music around, capture sights onto moving and still film.. Anything under the electronic genre is a result from taking what nature allows us to do, or what we decide it should do. One thing that does bother me, however, is the mystic spell it casts on people. The way they are grasped by it and driven forward and follow an all time record speed of developement. The boom in technological progress within recent human history is unfathomable. It is our addiction, our natural tendancy towards curiousity. There is no need to deny it. The problem lies in what these tools distract us from. These are the beauties that exist in a seemingly dull host. The world around us. How often are we amazed by the cause and effect of wind and waves, smells that recall memories, countless sounds overlapping, or ink in water?

The argument can also be reversed. Nature is a complex formation that we as humans are not even able to understand. Our inability to comprehend the relation of everything in the universe, including ourselves, rubs up on us. Unanswerable questions will never exhaust our curiousity. What happens when somebody becomes obsessed with these things? They become consumed in a world that they are still trying to construct. They drift out of the times that we live in, deny technology because it is only natural through the hands of men. It shouldn't be this way. It is the very fact these tools can be created that is so deserving of thought. That they may exist, provided by the Laws of the univers.

Both extremities feel humans are seperate from the rest of the universe. Whether this be because we no longer live so personally off of the earth, or because we will not accept an advancement through the non-living, doesn't make a difference.

Where do you stand? I will not deny that I often change my state of mind to fit into either of these two catagories. There is no solid place that can be called "more real" than another, but both of these options deny the other. A balance needs to be made in order to unify them.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


This is where we begin the journey I will be taking the esoteric few. I am not taking credit for this story.
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A Cup of Tea

Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen.

Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor's cup full, and then kept on pouring.

The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. "It is overfull. No more will go in!"

"Like this cup," Nan-in said, "you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?"

Monday, February 22, 2010


I have been watching myself look for motivation. It wasn't until I turned my view that I saw it was hidden under my mass confusion. Time to do things with these fleeting days! There will be some very sporadic, random blog activity happening over the next little while. At least until I fall into a groove and decide on what to dedicate this page to. Writing is not my strongest skill, but we will see what comes of this..

Most Recent Project Of Potential Interest To You

I am offering piano lessons to anybody interested. Heck, I'll even introduce you to my tea collection to warm up your fingers before we start the musical madness! I should also put it into perspective.. You generally only find lessons for $15-25.