The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
Sagano Bamboo Forest, Japan
This stunning bamboo forest is located in the Arashiyama district on the west outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the most amazing natural sites in the country. An interesting fact about Sagano Bamboo Forest is the sound that the wind makes while it blows through the bamboo. Amazingly enough, this sound has been voted on as one of the “one hundred must-be-preserved sounds of Japan” by the Japanese government. Another interesting fact – the railing on the sides of the road is composed out of old, dry and fallen parts of bamboo.
The Long Way Home
(for Scope Basel, with Jonathan Levine Gallery)
“When I believed that my existence was such a further fact, I seemed imprisoned in myself. My life seemed like a glass tunnel through which I was moving faster every year, and at the end of which there was darkness. When I changed my view the walls of my glass tunnel disappeared. I now live in the open air. There is still a difference between my life and the lives of other people, but the difference is less. Other people are closer. I am less concerned about the rest of my own life and more concerned about the lives of others.”
~Derek Parfit, Reasons and Persons"
the boy in the boat
I ache for all those affected…
I ache for all of them, even the boy in the boat.
my messy semi-examined life, redux
Maybe I’ve told you that as a dreamy, albeit odd, adolescent I raked leaves to save up enough money…