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23 May 2007 @ 11:37 am
Tao of the Day  
Lieh Tzu: "I ate at ten inns and five of them served me before they served anyone else."

Po-hun: "What's the problem?"

Lieh Tzu: "It occurred to me that my ego was getting the better of me and I was commanding some sort of respect or making people think I am an important man. This made the innkeepers give me preferential treatment. If this goes on, I'll be in trouble. Innkeepers do not make much money and certainly do not have much say in politics. If people with so little to gain make a big deal out of me, then I would really be in trouble when the generals and the chiefs of state come after me for advice. That's why I'm afraid."

Or, in the famous words of Ursula K. LeGuin: "Shut up! Shut up! High winds fan forest fires!"
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Master Arsonist: AquaGrooveapostle on May 23rd, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
Or, in the words of Depeche Mode: "Enjoy the silence." =P
seraphemeraseraphemera on June 1st, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
words in reply
My apologies if I have the wrong person, but I think you are the creature who came up to me at Convergence, bought a couple of our books, said some very kind and beautifully bold words, and ran before I could find a proper reply. Odd happenings for a wordsmith.

I wasn't looking for you online, but happened to stumble across a photo in another journal and followed the trail, to this point.

If you are Kim, I would love to continue the conversation - it is rare to meet people with such a bold (truthfully strong) streak, and it is a poor choice and against all I believe to let those disappear into the ether so easily.

-- Marc

Kburgunder on June 2nd, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
Re: words in reply
Same Kim. I've continued the conversation at your three@ account - hope that's a good address for you. Have a wonderful weekend, Marc, and thanks so much for taking the time to keep in touch :)