Posted 2 weeks ago

“A wonderful example is a story I was told about a Buddhist monk whom a friend was following. Now in Tibet, people go to a slaughter-house, buy a lamb that is about to be killed, then give the lamb its freedom, and that is a pious act. Accordingly, this monk, who had a cluster of beautiful girls around him, was going to perform a pious act by freeing five hundred fish.

"And so, with his constellation of beauties, he went from one bait shop to another in Monterey trying to buy five hundred minnows. But bait was in short supply, and the shopkeepers said they were not going to sell him minnows for liberation. Finally, however, he found a shop that would, and he and his entourage, carrying buckets filled with fish, went down to the shore, where they had a ceremony of blessing the fish that were about to be given their freedom. Then they dumped one bucket after another into the ocean. Well, pelicans flocked from every point of the compass, and the little monk ran back and forth, waving his robe, trying to keep the pelicans away.

“Now, what is good for pelicans is bad for fish, and this monk had taken sides. He was not in the middle place. This is to me a very important story. Every now and then, I wake up laughing at that monk and his banquet for the pelicans.”

Joseph Campbell, from A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living.
Posted 2 weeks ago

silvergelatinsf:

Ten Lakes Basin - Yosemite N.P.

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Posted 2 weeks ago
Love doesn’t just sit there like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven (via itsfromabook)
Posted 2 weeks ago
Love doesn’t just sit there like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven (via itsfromabook)
Posted 2 weeks ago

silvergelatinsf:

White Domes Trail, Valley of Fire S.P.

White Domes trail in Valley of Fire State Park near Overton, Nevada.

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Posted 2 weeks ago
The problem is joblessness, and the problem is very concrete. You don’t have to be a genius to look around the society and say, ‘look, something is going wrong. There is a huge mess of people who want to work, there is an enormous amount of work that has to be done, there are plenty of resources, and for some reason those things can’t be put together.’ That tells you there is something deeply pathological about the general socio-economic system.
Noam Chomsky (via noam-chomsky)
Posted 2 weeks ago

Ethnic names that I get mixed up:

cibosan:

Paul Ryan

Rand Paul

Ron Paul

Funny post! Can I possibly add “RuPaul" to this list?

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silvergelatinsf:

Internet Archive, San Francisco (9/27/2010)

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There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn’t, but if he was sane he would have to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn’t have to; but if he didn’t want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle. “That’s some catch, that Catch-22,” he observed. “It’s the best there is,” Doc Daneeka agreed.
Catch-22, Joseph Heller (via joseph-heller)
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mr-another:

The Hero’s Journey