And lo, Nanny came unto the land of McMaster University, and she followed the congregation of the people - the students, and the teachers, and the staff - into the Student Center. And Nanny said unto herself, "Thou shalt not go to Timmies before the appointed time, that time which is when your friend Michelle… Continue reading [posting][short piece] Nanny and Timmies
Infinite Studio Mobile created the most amazing "photoshop" app for Android: the Painter app, which I paid to unlock (for a minimal sum) in order to use the full set of tools. No regrets. I have recently discovered the kaleidoscope and symmetry tools which have enabled me to create digital "mandalas". I hesitate to call these… Continue reading “Mandala-ish” (Note 4 Art)
I am the Bride, who walks in hope, Looking to the Lord of Love; But on my way, my eyes are caught. Within, a battle, not yet fought, Is lost, and drags me from above. Adulterous and wretched, I grope. I am the one who put Him on the Cross. The scoffer who deserves the… Continue reading [posting][poetry] Redeemed
These chains of thought which bind my heart to thine (Yes, I am captive of your Siren's heart) Hold bitter dreams of love ne'er to be mine And broken hopes of two lives kept apart. This slavery of soul, unbeknownst to you, Restricts my path and turns my eyes away From all that lies before… Continue reading [posting][poetry] Sonnet I
登鹳鹊楼 王之涣 白日依山尽， 黄河入海流。 欲穷千里目， 更上一层楼。 Ascending White Stork Tower by Wang ZhiHuan The white sun sets behind the mountains, the yellow rivers flow into the sea. If you want to view limitless expanses, ascend one more level. I find this poem really interesting. The final two lines literally say, "If you want to see… Continue reading [translation] 登鹳鹊楼 (Ascending White Stork Tower) by 王之涣 (Wang ZhiHuan)
A great song which reminds us why we should first pursue what binds us all together before dwelling on what makes us different from each other.
华山 步步登山。 由灰及蓝。 触尽天空。 夜尽日开。 生走向死。 我的人生 在两天理， 历久弥坚。 by 田思月 Hua Mountain by Tian SiYue (my Chinese pen name) Step by step, scale the mount, the grey path to the Blue. Touch the sky. The stars turn to sunrise. Birth passes into death - my life in two days grows more resolute with time.… Continue reading [posting][poetry] 华山 – Hua Shan (Mount Hua)
Glory be to God for dappled things – For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings; Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plough; And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is… Continue reading [quote] Gerard Manley Hopkins – Pied Beauty
Melodysheep's Bruce Lee Remix - Be Water My Friend has entranced me for some reason. I've been listening to it and other songs by Melodysheep since last night. I wonder why...