Wisdom Eyes of Buddha (Bodhnath temple eyes)
Description via Symbol Dictionary: ”Often found painted on the Stupas of Tibetan Buddhism, this symbol represents the all seeing eyes of the Buddha, a symbol of the omnipresent compassion of the Bodhisattvas. The small dot depicted between the eyes represents the third eye, a symbol of spiritual awakening. The curious squiggle between the eyes is the Sanskrit numeral one, symbolizing the unity of all thing”
Om Mani Padme Hum
Tashi Mannox (via: DanLeckenby|pinterest)
Reconstruction of Wall Decoration from the Temple of Amun at Malqata
Period: New Kingdom
Reign of Amenhotep III
Date: ca. 1390–1352 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Malqata, Temple of Amun, On Floor in Southwest Corner, MMA 1916–1917
Medium: Faience, modern plaster, gold paint
Dimensions: H. 98.7 cm (38 7/8 in.); W. 73.7 cm (29 in.); D. 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1917
Accession Number: 17.10.1a
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Heidi Oberheide (German/Canadian, 1943-)
墨梅図, Muromachi period, Masaki Museum
That deep silence has a melody of its own, a sweetness unknown amid the harsh discords of the world’s sounds.
~Paul Brunton, The Notebooks
Image: unknown - photo.99px.ru
Claude Debussy - The Essential Collection
Game of Hounds and Jackals
Period: Middle Kingdom
Dynasty: Dynasty 12
Reign: reign of Amenemhat IV
Date: ca. 1814–1805 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, el-Asasif, Birabi, pit tomb CC 25, debris, Carnarvon/Carter 1910
Medium: Ebony, ivory
Dimensions: Board: h. 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in); w. 15.2 cm (6 in)
Credit Line: Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Metropolitan Museum of Art , 26.7.1287a–k
Description from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: ”The board rests on four bulls’ legs; one is completely restored and another only partially. There is a drawer with a bolt to store the playing pieces: five pins with hounds’ heads and five with jackals’ heads. The board is shaped like an axe-blade, and there are 58 holes in the upper surface with an incised palm tree topped by a shen sign in the center. Howard Carter and the Earl of Carnarvon reconstructed the game as follows in their publication of the find (Five Years of Explorations at Thebes, A Record of Work Done 1907-1911, London, Oxford, New York, 1912, p. 58): “Presuming the ‘Shen’ sign … to be the goal, we find on either side twenty-nine holes, or including the goal, thirty aside. Among these holes, on either side, two are marked ..nefer, ‘good;’ and four others are linked together by curved lines.. Assuming that the holes marked ‘good’ incur a gain, it would appear that the others, connected by lines, incur a loss.. Now the moves themselves could easily have been denoted by the chance cast of knuckle-bones or dice….and if so we have before us a simple, but exciting, game of chance.”
Egyptians likened the intricate voyage through the underworld to a game. This made gaming boards and gaming pieces appropriate objects to deposit in tombs.”
The Body as Dream series
is based on the certainty
that our reality exists
because we’ve given it a name,
that our representation of the world
is as important
as its existence a priori
and that we,
along with the world we’re a part of,
are defined by our words.
is a continual repetition of words
which form an entirety
of illegible signs
that envelop the skin,
cover and replace it.
Light or ponderous, winking or solemn,
all of these images represent
the same curious astonishment
at what we are.
Marco Ambrosi and Monica Dengo
Dashboard click box below for video
Abe Frajndlich (via: forumfree.it)
Suzuyo & Julia Rust
Todd Davis HERE
From the photographer: “I was gifted with a portrait session with a friend’s wife and daughter after they had performed a formal Tea Ceremony.”
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
~Clarence Buddinton Kelland
Image: Growing Up, Robert Doisneau
To all the Dads and future Dads. Happy Father’s Day. :)
The memory of my father is wrapped up in
white paper, like sandwiches taken for a day at work.
Just as a magician takes towers and rabbits
out of his hat, he drew love from his small body,
and the rivers of his hands
overflowed with good deeds.
Yehuda Amichai, My Father
Jenny Woods HERE (via: fstoppers.com)