YOU! are a wild bunch. as the boat you see in the photograph, you are not supposed to be banked, you are meant to sail the rapids.
After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t mean security, and you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises, and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open, with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child, and you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans. After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. And you learn that you really can endure… Say you really are strong, and you really do have worth.
I am dearly fond of comics, like most of us are. I inherited a vast collection of Indrajaal comics from my Father @ the age of 7. since then, Phantom has profoundly shaped up my childhood in myriad ways. I am still influenced deeply with the enigmatic personality of Phantom.
When people turn to fictional characters, it’s often because they want an escape. The stories of these people shelter us from the storm of our daily lives; they save us, if only for a little while. But when we really give in, become invested, let ourselves be vulnerable, something changes. We begin to feel that we know them. It’s no longer just an escape, but part of us, something that makes us who we are.
These characters teach us that incredible adversity can be overcome. That people can love each other forever. That life can be an adventure. That magic can be real.
And even if these miracles have never happened to us, we begin to go through life believing that, someday, they could.
They may; As it’s said, Seeing is Believing. And Believing is making things happen. 🙂
The Tripitaka Koreana | Haeinsa Temple | South Korea | created in Yr. 1231.
This is one of the oldest and most remarkable collections in the world. The items on the shelves are not books, but wooden printing blocks. There are over 80,000 of them. This building is not open to the public, although you can visit the temple and stare through the windows.
It is one of the most remarkable places, given access to. The blocks have been preserved by the clever design and layout of the buildings that house them, which ensure shelter and adequate ventilation.
Set high in the mountains, cool winds have helped to keep the blocks in perfect condition for over 800 years.
A little freakshow for today
Was talking to a girl on the phone who at the time was fucked up on painkillers and started relating to me a story about how when she was 7 she pushed a girl into a pool and watched her drown. Her grandma came home, found out about it, and told her to tell the police it was an accident.
That should have been a warning sign right there.
2. Er, thanks?
“I kept some of your hair.” At 20 year high school reunion.
Copied from an email I received from a stalker seven years ago: “When you and her have your baby, rest assured, I’ll be the…
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As one traverses rural India at the speed of a couple of miles per hour, it becomes clear how much we could learn simply by bearing witness to the villagers’ way of life.
Their entire mental model is different—the multiplication of wants is replaced by the basic fulfillment of human needs. When you are no longer preoccupied with asking for more and more stuff, then you just take what is given and give what is taken. Life is simple again.
A farmer can explain it this way: “You cannot make the clouds rain more, you cannot make the sun shine less. They are just nature’s gifts—take it or leave it.
Solar direct pumps deliver 3500 liters every day cost less than Rs.15000 and save Rs.500 per day spent on fuel. Pump 5 lpm x 2 used for reverse osmosis. PV panel 24V 150 watt. the pump can be used for head up to 200 feet and pumps in series can lift water many times over and thus can be used in remote mountain villages. Only changes will be bigger wattage. This technology is needed for drinking water in forests for animals. The herbivores can stay in wider area if water is pumped to upper areas.
Every thing is off the shelf. 75 watt 12V panel two no.s. R.O. Pumps two no.s + cable + pipes etc. One will need help of plumber for multiple pumps but that costs only Rs. 200 in India.
The pumps are from RO plants and we are using two 300 Gallon per day, GPD, pumps connected to two 12V, 80W panels connected in series to give 24Volt 80 watt. Any electrician or TV mechanic can do this in 10 minutes. The wires are then directly connected to pumps. Each pump gives 1750 liters/day. I think availability of water is biggest concern in camps at heights. Same panels have extra power available during afternoon and can be used to charge batteries and mobile. Since wood is available easily in mountains the solar cooking or heating is not required.