Tuesday, May 15, 2007

That which is of most importance

He who attends to his greater self becomes a great man, and he who attends to his smaller self becomes a small man. - Mencius

Saturday, May 12, 2007


By the West Pavilion, on a thousand feet of cliff,
Walking at midnight under my latticed window.
Flying stars pass white along the water,
Transparent beams of moonset flicker on the sand.
At home in its tree,notice the secret bird:
Safe beneath the waves,imagine the great fishes.
From kinsmen and friends at the bounds of heaven and earth
Between weapon and buffcoat, seldom a letter comes.
- Tu Fu