Sans Titre, photography by Fabienne Cresens HERE
On the further bank the willows wept in perpetual lamentation, their hair about their shoulders.
~Virginia Woolf, from A Room of One’s Own
Seen in the gardens of Le Clos Lucé in Amboise, France, the mansion where Leonardo da Vinci lived the final three years of his life. (via: penwren on flickr)
I don’t mind
J. Krishnamurti, the great Indian philosopher and spiritual teacher, spoke and travelled almost continually all over the world for more than fifty years attempting to convey through words…that which is beyond words. At one of his talks in the later part of his life, he surprised his audience by asking, “Do you want to know my secret?”
Everyone became very alert. Many people in the audience had been coming to listen to him for twenty or thirty years and still failed to grasp the essence of his teaching. Finally, after all these years, the master would give them the key to understanding.
“This is my secret,” he said. “I don’t mind what happens.”
Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth – Awakening to your Life’s Purpose’
From my partner @marseelee
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”
Reconstruction of Wall Decoration from the Temple of Amun at Malqata
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
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