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2003/11/08

In that uncomfortable search for not-doing, refer to post below, which is not accurate. There's a date to it, meaning the quote, and it survives with qualification, then and now by the original author, the author now and other authors. The Zen master's not-doing is cached—how long does that last?
There is a story about the great master Yaoshan just sitting. His teacher Shitou, practicing together with him, asked, “What are you doing?” Yaoshan replied, “I’m not doing anything at all.” Shitou said, “Then you are just idly sitting.” Yaoshan replied, “If I were idly sitting I would be doing something.” Finally Shitou said, “You say that you are not doing anything at all. What is it that you are not doing?” Yaoshan said, “Even the ten thousand sages don’t know.”
Oakland? A Very Short Memoir Stephen Vincent: "Actually one of my favorite stories and one to do with a name of a now famous song with its origins in Oakland. Hudie Ledbetter, the singer, known in his lifetime as 'Leadbelly' had an aunt who lived in Oakland. Once in the Thirties, he was on his way by train to Hollywood for a recording session. He got off the train in Oakland to visit and have dinner with his aunt. When it was time to leave and catch the night train down the coast, she let him out the front door on to the porch; he gave her a hug and said, 'Goodnight, Irene.'
When he got down to the bottom of the stairs, he looked up and said, 'Irene, I reckon the next [you] hear that, it will be on record.'"
posted by TT 9:16 AM

2003/11/07

Streetstudio: Enos and Ghukfvin - New York Portraiture.
posted by TT 9:19 AM

2003/11/05

fait accompli: "I can describe no greater pleasure than
to be a poet and neglect writing the poem." Or be a photographer and not get the picture or be a dilettante and just not.
posted by TT 6:20 PM

Remove the referrers, but recommend the service if $10 a year or ad is tolerable. Remove the What is this waste of time? syndication. Maybe its absence here will inspire more regular What? posts.
posted by TT 12:11 PM

2003/11/02

Chris Coolpix of the Day | Special Collections | Hope Valley 2003, Part I is here just as it is snowing in the Sierras. Weather conditions for these pictures ten days ago is summery.
posted by TT 8:53 PM

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