stonewashed look

“People would like to be able to take a pill that makes their fear and anxiety go away and makes them immediately feel peaceful. This is impossible. One must develop the mind over time and cultivate mental immunity. Often people ask me for the quickest and best solution to a problem. Again, this is impossible. You can have quickest or you can have best solution, but not both. The best solution to our suffering is mental immunity, but it takes time to develop.”

– Dalai Lama (The Book of Joy)

Dreaming Huangshan

“Si nous avons une âme qui survit à notre dépouille, il faut bien lui trouver une place (sinon, c’est la grande vacance) ! Pourquoi pas un arc-en-ciel ?” – Tomi Ungerer Sur les larmes du tigre un disque a percé les nuages. Yeux brillants, garde-les bien. Ah! Rien qu’à les voir, comme après quelques viesContinue reading “Dreaming Huangshan”

mineral serendipity

  In times of tyrants, big ones, small ones, visible ones, invisible ones… “Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.” (J. B. Priestley). Whatever (is) Yourself changes all the time but “Friendship depends on trust, not money, not power, not mere education or knowledge. Only if there is trust between us willContinue reading “mineral serendipity”

‘Angel’, ‘Devil’ is also a concept.

Palenque des pendus comes from many sources. ‘Strange Fruit’ by Billie Holiday, palenque songs, pictures of bullfighting – I never saw an actual bullfight and have no intention to go to see one during this life – inspired some of the movements that were expressed in black, red, blue, white. Slavery, inequality, discrimination (in the exclusiveContinue reading “‘Angel’, ‘Devil’ is also a concept.”