French photographer Marc Riboud once said: “The idea of photography as evidence is pure bullshit. A photo is no more proof of any reality than what you may hear being said by someone in a bus. We only record details, small fragments of the world.”
“Look at the big picture of the wheel of life. Above it, there is a Buddha. He is pointing, not towards the wheel, but away from it. He is indicating that there is something else – nirvana.” Frederick Lenz
I’ve seen that neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds to Walmart and back. Fortunately they sell Mane ‘n Tail Detangler because I think he’s gonna need it when he dries out.
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao Tzu
Norman Rockwell’s oil painting: Blacksmith’s Boy-Heel and Toe was painted as an illustration for Edward W. O’Brien’s story by the same name in the 1940 issue of The Saturday Evening Post magazine
In 2003, local artist Wayne Fettro painted a partial reproduction on the side of this building in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It can use a little touching up but I like it just the way it is.
“Watch the clouds. They will teach you about the world of form.” Eckhart Tolle
“The training of the mind is an art. If this can be considered art, one’s life is art.” Dalai Lama
It’s been said that if you choose a job you love you will never have to work a day in your life. But I think that applies more to a job like a motorcycle tester than an Amish farmer.
Wendell Berry wrote: “There are only two reasons to farm: because you have to, and because you love to. The ones who choose to farm choose for love.” I wonder if the horses feel that way too?
“For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.” T.S. Eliot
“Standing, looking out of the window makes me wish that I had a door.” Anthony T. Hincks
“What is reality? An icicle forming in fire.” Dōgen
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post called Without Hope which confused a lot of people, I hope this clears it up.
“Hope and fear come from feeling that we lack something; they come from a sense of poverty. We can’t simply relax with ourselves. We hold on to hope, and hope robs us of the present moment.” Pema Chodron
And to simplify: “Hope and fear are both phantoms that arise from thinking of the self. When we don’t see the self as self, what do we have to fear?” Lao Tzu