I Do Not Know Its Name

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“Golden”  |  Anthony Satori

“There was something undifferentiated and yet complete, which existed before Heaven and Earth.  Soundless and formless, it depends on nothing and does not change.  It may be considered the mother of the universe.  I do not know its name;  I call it Tao.”

— Lao Tzu

This week was the start of the Lunar New Year.  Kung xi fa cai, everyone! (A wish for happiness and prosperity.)  Cheers!

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The Fountain of Good

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“Winter Flowers”  |  Anthony Satori

“Look within.  Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.”

— Marcus Aurelius

I’ve always been fascinated with, and delighted by, flowers that bloom at night, or in the heart of winter.  I find the mere existence of such joyfully contrarian and ebullient elements in nature to be both refreshing and inspiring.  Winter-blooming flowers are truly demonstrating what it means to dig into one’s own innate “fountain of good,” and to create one’s own most pure and natural beauty from within one’s own true self.

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After The Rain

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“After the Rain”  |  Anthony Satori

Not long after the fires were gone, the rain came, bringing renewed fertility to the earth.  Grass began to grow again on the floor of the valley.  Wide expanses of bright green blades began to sprout up, rising literally from the ashes, like a phoenix from the flame, like a second springtime in the heart of December. 

Soon to follow, out from the hills, there ventured a small family of deer, timidly exploring the newly lush landscape.  They explored shyly at first, but quickly grew confident and eager, feeling an intense hunger arise from within them.  It was not long before they abandoned all restraint and feasted ravenously on the freshly grown grass until they could eat no more.

Given even the slightest chance, life always finds a way.

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