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Stephi_B 01-23-2008 02:12 PM

Most likely as part of some cosmic joke
(only thing one can do is try to reduce the suffering,
and maybe there's a neat afterlife / fancy rebirth in it,
P.S. @ Universe: I wanna be a tree next time ;))

brightpearl 01-23-2008 02:35 PM

Hmm.

I have more than one answer. Choose the one you like best. I like 3 and 4 equally well as they're essentially the same answer.

1. We're not put here.
2. We're not put here only to suffer and die.
3. No reason.
4. When you look up at the moon, whether it is full or half or cresent or new (and apparently absent entirely), you are always looking at the whole thing. When you imagine that you only see half, it's because you mistake the dark side for nothingness, emptiness, the negative. This is not so.

There is only one moon, and you are always looking at the whole thing.

Sometimes I think I like the full moon better -- so bright and open -- than the dark and empty new moon. This preference is the source of my discontent -- it has nothing whatever to do with the truth about the moon. If I gave away the new moon, I'd have to give away the full one, too.

That said, there's nothing wrong with wishing. It's compassionate.

seebe 01-23-2008 06:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zero (Post 374797)
sor-RY!


i feel so ashamed

No don't because everything's fine.

craig johnston 01-23-2008 07:14 PM

we are put here to apologise

brightpearl 01-23-2008 07:16 PM

Sorry. :(

trisherina 01-24-2008 01:18 AM

So that the universe could evolve sufficiently to begin to gaze into its own navel.

T.I.P. 01-24-2008 01:34 AM

so we can taste the deliciousness of a tornado dog at Crif Dogs

(AKH: please don't tell ;))

Hyakujo's Fox 01-24-2008 09:35 AM


lukkucairi 01-24-2008 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trisherina (Post 374837)
So that the universe could evolve sufficiently to begin to gaze into its own navel.

:D

plus, suffering and dying is at least not boring.

and it all comes around again - once you've kicked it you just get recycled - what's not to like?

Angry Kid Hoyt 01-24-2008 11:52 AM

You people make me smile.

auntie aubrey 01-24-2008 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lukkucairi (Post 374861)
and it all comes around again - once you've kicked it you just get recycled - what's not to like?

is this the new question of the day?


or is this one?

lukkucairi 01-24-2008 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by auntie aubrey (Post 374889)
is this the new question of the day?


or is this one?

OK, then let's make it official

what's not to like ?

Basho said it pretty well:

what luck!
bitten by
this year's mosquitoes, too!

brightpearl 01-24-2008 09:20 PM

^Mmm, good one. This is my favorite of Basho's, also about what's not to like...


Even in Kyoto
When I hear the cuckoo's cry
I long for Kyoto.

Hyakujo's Fox 01-25-2008 12:04 AM

A man travelling across a field encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger after him. Coming to a precipice, he caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung himself down over the edge. The tiger sniffed at him from above. Trembling, the man looked down to where, far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him. Only the vine sustained him.

Two mice, one white and one black, little by little started to gnaw away the vine. The man saw a luscious strawberry near him. Grasping the vine with one hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other.

How sweet it tasted!

auntie aubrey 01-25-2008 12:28 AM

i love this town
brutal, low gray buildings
architecture for the blind
beautiful dirt
and the numb zone excites me

everything simple
no cheap thrills, no frills
no flash distractions
low-fi lover, you make me shake
you make me grateful to be alive again


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