“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!
“Mountain” | Anthony Satori
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
— Frank Lloyd Wright
“Hot Sauce” | Anthony Satori
There is a wall at our local fish house which displays various brands of hot sauce from around the world. It features sauces of many different flavors, styles, origins, and intensities. When I look at it, it makes me think of how the sharing of food and flavors from different regions and countries has a way of making the world a smaller place, bringing otherwise disparate people closer together, causing us to feel more connected to one another’s cultures and traditions.
If you want to understand someone better, share a meal with them. If you want to understand a place better, take the time to seek out and experience some of the local cuisine. If you want to feel closer to a specific person, cook something that is meaningful to you and enjoy it with them, and then let them do the same for you. Food can be so much more than just nutrition, so much more than just “filling up.” Food can play a very real role in both intercultural understanding and interpersonal relations, because it touches at the very heart of the human experience.
“Heaven in a Wild Flower” | Anthony Satori
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and Eternity in an hour.”
— William Blake
“California Poppies” | Anthony Satori
“A light wind swept over… and all nature laughed in the sunshine.”
— Anne Bronte
“The Lure of Beauty” | Anthony Satori
“I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty.”
— Amelia Earhart
“The London Eye at Night” | Anthony Satori
Strolling along the river’s edge, under the dark of night, it seemed almost as if the London Eye might simply break away from its cables at any moment and start rolling joyfully down the bank of the River Thames like a giant, glowing bicycle tire set free from the confines of its chains and gears…