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This is the translation of a Chinese poem about the joys of sharing tea with a friend.
7 Cups of Tea, by Lu Tong (795 - 835 CE)
The first cup kisses away my thirst,
and my loneliness is quelled by the second.
The third gives insight worthy of ancient scrolls,
and the fourth exiles my troubles.
My body becomes lighter with the fifth,
and the sixth sends word from immortals.
But the seventh—oh the seventh cup—
if I drink you, a…
Posted on November 25, 2015 at 2:24pm — 2 Comments
The Autumn winds should chill me
But a furnace heats my heart
Burning with unabated anger
I close my eyes to hear soft music
Crisp piano notes like water in a stream
Strings, a breeze whispering through leaves
My body shivers in disquiet rage
Not a frosty chill, nor a cool breeze
But the tremor before an earthquake
Earthquake weather is still and dry
Posted on October 26, 2015 at 5:53pm — 2 Comments
Part 1 (Sept. 25)
I think sometimes "I love you", then wonder who I'm addressing this sentiment to. I realized one morning that I'm addressing it to my idea of a Deity that's present within all of existence. I'm addressing my Mother Goddess and all of Life around me. I'm not addressing it to a particular person. I'm not addressing it to a God who stands outside of His creation and wants adoration. I'm addressing it to a Deity that I believe created everything out of Itself…Continue
Posted on October 5, 2015 at 9:00pm
We probably all realize that Second Life is shrinking. Sims are disappearing faster than new ones are added. People die or leave faster than new ones come into the world. Maybe in physical reality the universe is expanding, but in Second Life it's contracting. For Firefly RP sims in particular, the "Verse is shrinking.
This is probably part of an overall shrinkage of interest in SL, as well as decreased interest in the "Firefly" TV show & "Serenity" movie. There are…Continue
Posted on September 15, 2015 at 11:30am — 5 Comments