An Invitation to a Literary Game

...once the arabesque Web paths have brought the WordPressers into "here and now", how shall we amuse ourselves? ...Should it necessarily be a story, or can it be just a bunch of impressions? Wait, there has already been something of the kind... ...Translated as "miscellaneous wordings," the title terms an attitude when observations over this or that side of life are gathered in short citation notes under one topic. ...Each weekend, the participants agree on a topic which becomes the header for a weekly zazuan.

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То, что остаётся после расставания

Замечаешь перед переездом: Что в свой черёд растёт и расцветает в саду. Как сопит во сне собака. Наполняются новым смыслом: Дела по дому - перед переездом; предсказания астрологов - перед новой порой в жизни; творчество - перед неизвестностью; размышления - перед решительным шагом. общение - перед расставанием. То, что остаётся после счастливого периода: Дружба. Благодарность. … Читать далее То, что остаётся после расставания

Coffee Ceremony

Rest yourself traveller in a gas station coffee corner in between some lost worlds. Perhaps after a few sips of coffee from a paper cup the miscellaneous memories of your lasting journey will begin to percolate up.  Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Things That Arouse a Fond Memory of the Past Dried  hollyhock. To find … Читать далее Coffee Ceremony

Haiku, Tsa Tsuan: Oldschool of Tweeting

The digital age is definitely one for forgetive self-actualization. The challenge here is often about finding relevant shapes for expressing one’s personality and context. Surprisingly, even contemporary experience often fits into well-polished ancient framework. Over the course of centuries, the authors have developed some poetry and prose genres perfect for creative expression of the author’s … Читать далее Haiku, Tsa Tsuan: Oldschool of Tweeting

Mid-Autumn Full Moon II: 月满西楼/Full moon over the west chamber by 李清照/Li QingZhao

«For Mum, Li QingZhao was the historical role model all modern women can look to, especially during the fiery women’s Lib movement of the 60s and 70s which Mum was a part of. The emancipation that comes from an education, the freedom to choose and love; all these were not just issues facing modern Asian women, Mum used to argue, Li QingZhao in 11th century Song dynasty China faced down all these challenges and was already a prime example of liberation and triumph over conventions.

Mum used to wax lyrical about 李清照/Li QingZhao’s poems, and especially how the love between Li QingZhao and her husband, as well as their shared love for literature and their precious collection of etchings of ancient epigraphs, was the kind of love and relationship she dreamed of as a young girl.
…I will always remember Mum’s lesson on Alliteration, using Li QingZhao’s magnificent treatise to Melancholy
…poem, on the full moon theme, the sad and sorrowful 月满西楼/Full moon over the west chamber, sung to a modern tune:
…月满西楼/Full moon over the west chamber:
…(To the tune of ) 《A stalk of plum blossoms》
Scent of the red lotus wilting, jade-green mat feeling autumn chill,
I slowly loosen my silk robe, and boarded the (ornamental) boat alone.
Who is it that sends a (precious) brocaded letter from across the clouds?
Wild geese returning (flying in their 字 formation, bearing news), the full moon fills the west chamber.
…Here is a youku video of the same poem-song, with images of Li QingZhao-inspired paintings which portray the poetess’ melancholic dignity even more poignantly.
…The creator lovingly painted his/her impression of Li QingZhao’s poem above, and set it to the same song but sung by a different singer. Very well done. Exquisite.»

Late Monsoons...

李清照/Li QingZhao, the very talented Song dynasty poetess; Mum’s favourite classical poetess and her ideal heroine.
English wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Qingzhao
Chinese baidu: http://baike.baidu.com/view/3066.htm

For Mum, Li QingZhao was the historical role model all modern women can look to, especially during the fiery women’s Lib movement of the 60s and 70s which Mum was a part of. The emancipation that comes from an education, the freedom to choose and love; all these were not just issues facing modern Asian women, Mum used to argue, Li QingZhao in 11th century Song dynasty China faced down all these challenges and was already a prime example of liberation and triumph over conventions.

Mum used to wax lyrical about 李清照/Li QingZhao’s poems, and especially how the love between Li QingZhao and her husband, as well as their shared love for literature and their precious collection of etchings of ancient epigraphs, was the kind of love and…

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Dreams to Reality

«clarity is the important piece of establishing one’s singular vision. How much “time” passes before the achievement of the vision is absolutely irrelevant. What matters is that one is doing something that stimulates their electrical system, as a rusted, dead electrical system cannot sustain a charge.
…Have you ever thought, wow if the world was perfect, I’d be doing this or that?

News flash: The world is perfect.

Another news flash: Humans are not. It’s not that they can’t be, it’s because we choose NOT to be. …at least a perfect effort(which is simply doing everything that you can do, and relying on the energy you’ve put out into the universe to do the rest)…
Being perfect is a state of being that exists in each moment, moments where we can effectively choose to do everything we can in each moment to complete whatever mission we are currently on. Humans love having purpose, and our purpose is inside, hidden in the deep rumblings of an electrical current waiting to come alive with…
…If the vision isn’t clear, look for clarity, which requires patience.

…being perfect isn’t anything we can achieve physically. It is a state of being.
…Does your action and daily life reflect the dreams you see when you close your eyes? …Bring your dreams to reality with the following steps:

Get a journal to record your steps.
…remember what made you feel alive as a child. What did you do when you were 7 or 8 that gave you life?
…Give that dream clarity. To achieve clarity you have to constantly chip away at the bullshit.
…The dream is ever evolving, like a state of being.
…stay the course. …The universe will never give you what you are not ready for, and what you are ready for you will be given, as long as you ask, seek, and knock»

The Seeker of the Grail

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The Seeker Post #17

Dreams to Reality Audio Post

Did you know that your brain has a tough time distinguishing between fantasy and reality? «If you see it, you can achieve it.» That’s where that phrase comes from!

If you listened to the podcast audio above you heard that clarity is the important piece of establishing one’s singular vision. How much «time» passes before the achievement of the vision is absolutely irrelevant. What matters is that one is doing something that stimulates their electrical system, as a rusted, dead electrical system cannot sustain a charge.

Maybe there was a time that you felt dead inside. The thought of going to work is dreadful, you’re stuck in a relationship that you know isn’t alive, you’d rather eat than workout, and when you do work out, you don’t enjoy the art of shaping your own body. Have…

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