Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Drummer

Just saw "The Drummer" on an airplane. I really enjoyed it. There are some hard edges to it, but not so very different from real life.

"The Drummer" is a pretty common search term, so look for the movie directed by Kenneth Bi with a main character of "Sid."

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Eleventh Picture

Let's not cross alone to the other shore (though we must).
Leave bread crumbs so that the smallest mouse can follow you.
Be not inscrutable, clever and "wise."
Be plain, straight forward and simple.

It takes great effort to realize there is no place to go.
Never forget this when asked a question.
To much talk of moons and fingers could earn you "the finger", and well deserved.
No, you can't get them there in a single sentence.
But you don't need to protect your secret with special language and incantations.

Remember where you started, and what a great mystery the gateless gate can be.
Like the hand of charity reaching for the pillow at night
Swoop in with exactly the right thing to say for the need at hand.
When a pillow is needed, don't offer a book.

There should be an 11 ox herding picture.
It should show old Hotei sitting fat and happy in the market place, drinking from his gourd
Telling stories to all the common people
Stories that get them all a half step closer to wondering where the ox might be.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

No Locks

Inspired by Uku's latest posting.....

There are no locks on the box.
There is no special combination you must know to get in.
It is just here and now. There is no hindrance.
Not the image flying from you to the mirror to your eye.
Just you, the mirror, and your eye.