Wednesday, November 30, 2011

panpi...


panpi is the lojban word for peace.
may peace prevail on earth

lojban is a constructed language that was developed in 1987 by the logical language group. the main vocabulary sources come from the six most widely spoken languages: mandarin, english, hindi, spanish, russian and arabic.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

display...


frosty the snowman meets happy feet penguin.

Monday, November 28, 2011

filìa...


in puglia, italy the griko word for peace is filìa.
may peace prevail on earth

Sunday, November 27, 2011

vision...


saw this sign and liked the cryptic name of the organization; felt like a mixture of new and middle age philosophies and ideas. looked up the word vision. the thesaurus offered a variety of examples and usages.

one example was 'visions of a better future - dream, daydream, reverie, plan, hope, fantasy, pipe dream, delusion'. sadly, vision of a better future is linked with words which imply make-believe or a fanciful notion.

perhaps, one day i'll stop by this place and see exactly what they mean by their name. for now i like the idea that there is a place, similar to a electric power station, where one's faith can be recharged.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

trees...


the season is upon us ... christmas trees have arrived.

Friday, November 25, 2011

om...


came across this photo i took awhile ago and decided to google and learn a little more. according to indian and himalayan traditions, the mantra om is the symbol of primordial vibration. as a sound syllable, om or aum and the glyph pictured above symbolize the fact that all material objects, phenomena and all thought patterns are states of energy vibration.

om and its various representations are and have been present in almost every world religion. obviously it is present in the bhagavad gita, jainism, sikhism and buddhism. but its presence is also felt in judaism and christianity where it exist as amen and in islam the amen became amin or alm.

the language of the ancient celts was call ogham which was pronounced ohm, om or aum. some scholars even feel the mayans understood the concept of om. apparently sages of pre-columbian america acknowledged the power of sound vibration or mantras which om symbolizes.

i am a strong proponent of the power of sound and vibrations and their ability to aid in the healing process. after reading various materials it is readily apparent why people devote their lives to the study and practice of yoga and chanting. even though i wasn't consciously trying to, i performed some of the breathing exercises as i read about the word om and the silence that follows the pronouncing of it. browsing some of the materials brought an inner silence and peace because let's face it when reading we say the words.

i will close on this note: om symbolises • the vibration of god • truth, the absolute • the 'hum' of the universe • liberation and the means to it.
may peace prevail on earth and in me

Thursday, November 24, 2011

thanksgiving...


as we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. john f. kennedy

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

JFK...


29 may 1917 - 22 november 1938
(internet photo)
yesterday, off and on, had a nagging feeling that i was forgetting an important event. well, yes, i did. it was the 48th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
may his missions be accomplished.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

mirrors...


i love mirrors. they let one pass through the surface of things. claude chabrol

Monday, November 21, 2011

exit...


every exit is an entry somewhere else. tom stoppard

Sunday, November 20, 2011

sacred...


a friend posted this recently and i wanted to share:
read the sacred writings of all the peoples on earth. through all of them runs, like a red thread, the hidden science of attaining and maintaining wakefulness. gustave meyrink

Saturday, November 19, 2011

occupants...


the local fish tank was full of new occupants.

Friday, November 18, 2011

pakajan...


the old prussian word for peace is pakajan.
may peace prevail on earth

Thursday, November 17, 2011

children of light...


may peace prevail on earth

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

the season...


the season is upon us. wished it was more world peace and less shopping!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

mature...


this is a rating for a video game; suppose it is a mirror of the world we are currently inhabiting. no wonder many young people seem so insensitive and/or desensitized emotionally.

Monday, November 14, 2011

art...


am constantly reminded that humans seem to have an innate need to push their creativity out of themselves and into the tangible world. the cave paintings drawn thousands of years ago are a testimony to this driving desire to share inner thoughts and visions. today, along with conventional ways of displaying art, i.e., galleries and museums, we also have street art or graffiti.

i suppose graffiti could loosely be classified as public art. it has been around long enough to make it into the galleries, so suppose it has moved into the realm of respectability. i love some of the graffiti or street art, the expressions of imagination and the talent behind it. won't comment on the defacing of public and private property, merely writing about the art statements that pop up in various places.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

deal...


came across this quote and it struck a cord:
when we must deal with problems, we instinctively resist trying the way that leads through obscurity and darkness. we wish to hear only of unequivocal results, and completely forget that these results can only be brought about when we have ventured into and emerged again from the darkness. but to penetrate the darkness we must summon all the powers of enlightenment that consciousness can offer. carl jung, 'the psychology of the child archetype'

Saturday, November 12, 2011

live...


window display.

Friday, November 11, 2011

11 11 11...


Thursday, November 10, 2011

stories...


'love stories suck!'... that's pretty succinct.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

before i die...


as part of an art project the words 'before i die...' were stenciled on a temporary wall encasing a construction site. chalk was then left in baskets at different locations along the wall and passersby were encouraged to write what they wanted to do or accomplish before they died. some of the responses ranged from touching to humorous, 'make a better life for my children', 'hug my son for a hundred hours', 'evolve', 'know that aliens exist ' or just simply, 'live my life'.
may peace prevail on earth

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

euphoria...

statements are posted everywhere... it is really whether people choose to see them or not!

Monday, November 7, 2011

peace...


may peace prevail on earth

Sunday, November 6, 2011

contradictions...


went to an interesting market yesterday; they had a little of everything. there was a tank of live fish and this one swam forward to have his/her photo taken. have to laugh at consumers (like me) who want fresh produce but are squeamish about buying live fish or poultry and having it 'prepared' for consumption.

i know it is a double standard, if an animal is already prepared and packaged (i.e., dead and prepped for cooking) don't really think too much about purchasing it. however, am horrified at the thought of selecting a fish (or any sentient being for that matter) to be slaughtered so that i could cook it.

truthfully, i rarely cook flesh, don't like touching it and the thought of slicing or cutting gives me shivers. ah the contradictions of modern life, especially if one chooses to eat flesh.

emem...


in the efik language, spoken in nigeria, emem means peace.
may peace prevail on earth

Friday, November 4, 2011

chocolate


my favorite iphone app, hipstamatic camera, has just released a new lens and film. the lens seems to give everything a rich chocolate favor. i'm in love.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

change...


they always say that time changes things but actually you have to change them yourself. andy warhol

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

mашар...


in the caucasus, the ingush word for peace is mашар.
may peace prevail on earth

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

small brother...


paris graffiti: small brother is watching you!