One way-One story, is the story of a book, one that we rarely hear. A story that contains the murmur of trees, the drone of machines, the smell of acid and bleach, the moistness of water, and the sighs of the planet.
When descriptors are erased, what we have is a set of common nouns -- nothing special about it. We don't have to live with the burden of special, if we don't wish to. There's freedom in that. To an ordinary year, of ordinary actions that won't wear us down. May all beings be happy.
Within the sound of silence, you discover truth, and within truth lay words that bring inspiration and joy. Sshh, just listen, with your senses, and use your words to create goodwill. For it's time to bid those harsh sounds goodbye.
Trees belong on our streets and in forests. They make great neighbours. Let's rest our tired backs on them. They won't complain and they will help lighten our care-wearied hearts.
She trembled is a post about the Earth and our dependence on it. It is a request to wake up and take notice. To pause heedless development, and the pursuit of un-grounded realities. It is a reminder to reciprocate. The sign is in the skies. God rests beneath our feet.
Human potential is incredible. This is exemplified by Sariputta and Mahamoggallana, the two chief disciples of Gautama Buddha. They directed their potential towards purity and goodness. I hoped to be inspired.
Umang Tiwari. This post is a tribute to him. His creative inclination, his willingness to learn, and his desire to prove himself in a world that can be too harsh sometimes. Learning difficulties have not thwarted this teenage boy's courage. He struggles and yet he tries--this is not an incapacity, it's a rare capacity. Good luck Umang and thank you for inspiring me.
Circuity (lack of straightforwardness) has little to do with the system and has more to do with the people behind it. Can it be that AI might choose better representatives of the democratic system than we have done so far? Possibly, maybe.
A grandiose view is not necessarily a complete view, and the view from behind a window pane might be an obstructed view. Let's step outside the glass house.
"Everything you will ever experience in life is within your own body and your own mind." - Prof. Yuval Noah Harari.