The Lazy Girl and the Butter-Yellow Pot

The Lazy Girl and the Butter-Yellow Pot

Nartana PremachandraApr 26, 202312 min read

Everything is finished before it has happened, everything is finished before it has happened…. The young girl in red sang to herself. Carrying a butter-yellow pot, she shielded her eyes…

Lucky Man

Lucky Man

Tracy CochranJul 29, 202010 min read

How can we find balance and peace in the midst of pain and turmoil? A legendary Zen Buddhist master once sent this startling note to a friend: “Lucky man,”  wrote…


The Iron Maiden

Lee van LaerAug 28, 20154 min read

Detail from The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch, The Prado, Madrid I think we tend to create inward forms of our own — adopted, that…

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