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Sun Apr 20th, 2014


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08:23 pm
Most trees are still bare- buds there if you look for them, but from far away they still keep their late fall silhouettes. (Rather like my icon there). Is also November temps and silver light through flat white cloud, which is a bit disconcerting. 'November the mirror month of March' is a common topos, but to be this autumnal this late is unusual for these latter days. Everything will doubtless pop and fizzle in next week's seasonal warmth: it only takes a day or two to bring the green out.

Finished my odd Tibetan Buddhism book. Wiki says Thubten Chodron comes from a Jewish background, but boy does she still sound Baptist to me. 'OMG! OMG! That angry thought will lead to millennia of bad karma!! Do a purification ceremony at once!! Wash your spiritual hands immediately!! You don't want millennia of bad karma, do you?? Of course not!!!' (Her rhetorical questions and answers are off-puttingly nanny-like.) Me, I prefer Thich Nhat Hanh's approach to anger: look after it. Accept it, gentle it, say 'I hear you.' That's the way to defuse the emotion. Rejection... mh well, I rather thought Buddhism frowned on violent rejection of anything.

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