dVerse — taijitu turns

  maker memory law: hold the circle firmly and tattoo with two fish profiles chasing each other, a revolution of infinity. As the moon chases the sun across the sky, each resting in equal measure, light and shadow a matched pair, dancing from the darkness comes a seed to the light creation bursts forth in…

dVerse — prosery — Chuang Tzu’s Butterfly Nightmare

“Argh…. unh….” He groans as the corkscrews are twisted, their points aiming for his liver and kidneys. In a nightmare, it is the awareness of what is happening rather than the act itself that brings agony. Paralyzed, nonetheless Mo is able to wake up – to pitch black. Was there a power outage? Bathed in…

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…

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…

K’un, the great fish

  Ellen Goodman interview of Ai Weiwei, including early life and going up to the present:   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:   K’un, languidly…