Friday, November 16, 2018
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018
I prefer zeroes on the loose
to those lined up behind a cipher.
I prefer the time of insects to the time of stars.
I prefer to knock on wood.
I prefer not to ask how much longer and when.
I prefer keeping in mind even the possibility
that existence has its own reason for being.
~ Wislawa Szymborska
Wislawa Szymborska was recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature.
photo: ka'ena point in the distance
bruce behnke 2018
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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Many ancient scholars chose to live in seclusion in deep mountains surrounded by bamboo forests, where they drank wine, wrote poems or painted pictures while enjoying the beauty of nature. By leading such a simple life, they wanted to stay away from worldly affairs. Su Dongpo, (苏东坡 ) a famous writer of the Song Dynasty (960-1279), wrote in his poem,
"I would rather eat no meat than live without bamboo."
by Bai Juyi
photos: (c) bruce behnke 2018