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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #117 — Was that really me? and dVerse soliloquy

Truth or just a dream? Passing in the night Was that really me? Things not as they seem Shifts twixt mad and fright Truth or just a dream? Altruism; schemed Followed dark and light Was that really me? Chaos taffy sweet Peace a drifting kite Truth or just a dream? Trust and love don't meet… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #117 — Was that really me? and dVerse soliloquy

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #91 — The Relativity of Things

In philosophical daoism, one of Zhuangzi's continuing themes is the relativity of things, which examines, “this and that.” He talks about the definition of terms and how they can limit. By categorizing every thing into a this or a that, and even more confounding, to assign a judgment on it as to whether it is… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #91 — The Relativity of Things

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dVerse — quadrille — dragon — rising

image link De Jackson is the host of dVerse today for Quadrille Monday.  De says: Just pen us a poem of precisely 44 words, not counting the title, and using some form of the word dragon. “Ancient Japanese lore describes Koi fish swimming up a massive waterfall called 'The Dragon Gate.' If they reach the… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — dragon — rising

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K’un, the great fish

  Ellen Goodman interview of Ai Weiwei, including early life and going up to the present: https://youtu.be/vuvcgjExA-k   Exhibition now showing in L.A.: Exhibition now showing in L.A. 9/27/18 L.A. Times article on Ai Weiwei's exhibition now showing in L.A. Ai Weiwei drifting - art, awareness and the refugee crisis | DW Documentary: https://youtu.be/9MkcTI00_uw  … Continue reading K’un, the great fish

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Happy Fishes

image link I've been a student of philosophical taoism/daoism for several years now.  Two of the main texts studied are The Tao Te Ching/Dao De Jing and the Chuang Tzu/Zhuang Zi.  The Dao De Jing (DDJ)'s main speaker is an old guy named Lao Tzu/Lao Zi, and the Zhuang Zi (ZZ)'s main character in the… Continue reading Happy Fishes