We play all sort of games-manual games, mental games.
We play games for entertainment or participate for immersion.
There are serious games:war games.
Years, years ago we attached stones on both ends of the string for hunting or for fights.
Then there are affairs of the heart.
photo: taken from our friends’ backyard
photo: the plant grows in a vase in front of the door.
The seeds are poisonous?
within a garden
eye of a shadow
photo: from our friends’ yard
I strive to learn, to be wise
when I should know myself first
I become stuck exploring
words, meaning, concept.
My mind lives in the sky
my feet not on earth.
To accomplish something
I should participate.
If I ask the gods for assistance
I will be required to act.
Achievement requires effort
For geniuses, more effort.
For a lesser mind, my mind
how could I ask for less?
And I should be troubled.
Link to a blend of music and chess. O, with savage pageantry and elegance.
photo: sculpture on the square next to the Art Museum, Cartagena, Colombia.
photo:taken when Mrs. Abstract and I were hiking in Bryce Canyon National Park, 2008
The man who can see the miraculous in a poem, who can take pure joy from music, who can break his bread with comrades, opens his window to the same. refreshing wind off the sea. He too learns a language of men.
But too many men are left unawakened.
from: Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint Exupery
The globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus) is a variety of a species of thistle cultivated as a food. The edible matter is buds that form within the flower heads before the flowers come into bloom. The buds go away or change to a coarse, barely edible form when the flower blooms. The uncultivated or wild variety of the species is called a cardoon.
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photo: taken from our friend’s yard
The formal education of holding your hands
To experience softness and delicacy of an early afternoon
Silent murmurs of kittens playing in the kitchen
Slow boiling broth on the stove
Your shyly approving eyes
And mind calculating the cooking time
When will dinner be?
But then it may not be so important
When there are other things to think about.
I’m reading a book,Why Knot?, How to Tie MORE THAN SIXTY INGENIOUS, Useful, BEAUTIFUL, LIFESAVING, and SECURE KNOTS!, by Philippe Petit, the High-Wire Artist.
“Imagine a world without ropes, lines, cables, and knots.”
photos taken in Panama Canal: ropes used to stabilized the boats n Pananma Canal