PHOTOS of VENICE and FRANCE TEXTS to THINK ABOUT

 

 

Small lexicon

(words chosen in homage to Lao Tse
in his
Tao Te Ching)

THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES: the living beings
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES: the human beings
THE PRINCE: the one who rules
THE MASTER: the one who knows
THE SERVANT: the one who serves
THE SAGE: the sage

 

A little note for fun

Daytime was cold but sunny; I came to the cemetery where my mother lies. They were burying someone. Nobody was there. Curiosity made me ask the keeper.
- He was a courageous man, he said. His parents were no more alive, his wife died a year ago. He has always worried about the others, never about himself.
- Was he old?
- No, not even thirty years.
- An accident?
- If we can say so. He threw himself into icy water in order to save an unknown man shouting for help.
- He had children?
- Yes, one of two years and another of three years, whom he was bringing up alone. I am sure he is watching over them from up there.

(Praecor)

 

 

 

The Thought of the Day

by Serge Bassenko

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
CHOOSE THE PRINCE

THE SAGE CANNOT BE NAMED

                                                                (The Sage)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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