Via Hoodoo That Voodoo.
Via Hoodoo That Voodoo.
“The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named is not the eternal name.
The nameless is the beginning of heaven and Earth.
The named is the mother of the ten thousand things.
Ever desireless, one can see the mystery.
Ever desiring, one sees the manifestations.
These two spring from the same source but differ in name; this appears as darkness.
Darkness within darkness.
The gate to all mystery.”
Via US Historians.
“Long hair minimizes the need for barbers; socks can be done without; one leather jacket solves the coat problem for many years; suspenders are superfluous.” Albert Einstein
Einstein in Leather Jacket, photographed by Lotte Jacobi, Princeton, New Jersey, 1938.
(n.) (v.phr.) “to repair with gold”; the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.
Invisible Love, by SashaPure (Sasha Tseng), is a conceptual ring in stainless steel, whose sparkly facets are only a part of the packaging.
“Little girls grow up dreaming of it, big girls get jealous over it, and advertisers cash big checks on it. SashaPure questions which part of the ring is the most important—the shine of the gem sitting atop the band or the emotion that makes you want to say “forever.” The answer was easy – the ring itself is merely a representation of an intangible devotion. To embody a feeling as ethereal as love, we wanted to create a piece of jewellery just as transcendent.”
“From inside the box, the ring glitters with the promise of karats in spades. But upon opening the box, it is revealed that the sparkling facets are, in fact, only on the surface of the package. This is the moment of impact. When the essence of the design, and the intentions of the designer, hit you in the gut. The promise now, though still of love, is that no material can represent that devotion.”
Via MOCO LOCO.
Via this isn’t happiness.
Lantern-slide image of Hieizan Enryakuji temple at Mount Hiei, Kyoto, ca. 1900-10, attributed to Kozaburo Tamura and published by T. Takagi of Kobe, Japan. The colour in the image was added later and may not be accurate.
It was on Mount Hiei that the monk Saicho (767-822) established the first Tendai monastery in Japan. Enryakuji became a great center of Buddhist learning that influenced all schools of Buddhism in Japan for centuries. At its peak Enryakuji had as many as 3,000 sub-temples and an army of warrior monks to protect them.