Notes on life, art, photography and technology, by a Danish dropout bohemian.
When you drink the water, remember the river.
Just lovely. ;)
This seems related somehow to something you wrote last year: "It's a continuing puzzle about the human condition, why do we appreciate things that are hard to do, just because they are hard to do? It makes no sense at all."Ask your neighbor why she bothered.
Well, in this case I think the very pretty result is an understandable payoff.
Danes do this craft, too.
Hey - pretty neat that you got that! I have one of those too; mine is yellow. Has a small embossed area at the very bottom with text... China
... why do we appreciate things that are hard to do, just because they are hard to do? I think, not just because they are hard to do, or at least not as a main point ... in my view: When you are doing things being in a kind of love with them, then it will be done creatively and kind of "easy", and it doesn't feel at all as "hard to do", even you have to exercise and to do a lot - especially then often one wants to penetrate it to the ground, because of being challenged. So, rather a side-effect or result.Basically Eros is the driving force. The "object of desire" may be individually very different, not understandable by somebody else. Wether the result is performed "professionally" or not, the word is "amateur" in the original meaning.So, it may look differently from outside, but that's a kind of narrowed interpretation, a delusional appearance.Just one of the possibilities coming to my mind.BTW I like the tiger symbol. Maybe it would have been a little more appropriate, to place the tiger in a way, that his eye is the "doorspy" ;-)
"Ask your neighbor why she bothered." That's one thing the Chinese enjoy doing. Pretty things that are hard to make. Crafts, acrobatics, winning the gold in Olympic figure skating... I think it's about pride in the self-accomplishment from succeeding in a skill challenge. :-)Is it any wonder their skilled and cheap factory workers are interesting to the entire world's industry?TC,Dead link alert!And it seemed like an interesting link, too.Neeraj poetized..."Basically Eros is the driving force." I don't mind that. :-)Eros is a symbol of both Love and Life.And, on the sides, a symbol of the driving force of muscle cars! ;-)Maybe it would have been a little more appropriate, to place the tiger in a way, that his eye is the "doorspy" "Eye of the Tiger", eh? Clever. :-)So... after the lovely thing, can we see a photo of the lovely neighbor? :-)
Pascal, Old Chap...Eros spelled backward indicates how it effects beginners.
"YOU'RE Thor? I'm tho thore I can hardly pith."
Eolake said..."YOU'RE Thor? I'm tho thore I can hardly pith."ROFL!! But...wath it ath GOOD for you ath it wath for me?! ;-) (sorry; couldn't help myself! It just BEGGED to be said, methought...even though, I, thomehow, BET that you are referring to a line in a movie?! LOL! :-D
Pascal said..."TC,Dead link alert!And it seemed like an interesting link, too."Sorry, Pascally, Dear! Lemme try, again! Better? :-)(thanks for your interest. I don't think many bother checking my links! ;-)
Neil Gaiman had a hung-over Thor tell it as a joke in the Sandman.
Ray,Young chap,Don't challenge me, son, I'm one eros resol."What's Radar spelled backwards?"(Hint: not a KAYAK.)Eo,Pithy comment there, I'll thay. Well, from what I thaw...But what about the wrath of the tigger?(Thy quote wath eckthellent, thith it wath. :-)Tee Thee,Yeth, it'th all better now, thank you tho much.Hey, if you botherered pothting it... :-)But I hate paper cutth. They hurt tho mutch on my ickle fingerth.Pretty. But how about THESE paper cuts-th? (Thorry if the page taketh a long time to load.)P.S.: P-tooey!Aah. At laSt, relief! Pesky cat, spreading his hair all across the houthe... house!
Considering how lazy people are today, it's impressive if someone has achieved mastery of a difficult skill. Most people go by the Homer Simpsons philosophy of "if something's hard to do, it's not worth doing." Whether they are practical or not doesn't really matter. Is art practical anyway? In the grand scheme of the universe you could argue that nothing anyone does matters anyway. Taking too big of a view of things is just as bad as taking too narrow a view.
That Homer Simpson has a cracked skull under his helmet. Once, my wife Hildegard was looking for me to give me some chores, while all I wanted to do was take a nice resting nap. I spent the whole day running around to hide from her.Doing nothing is hard work!!!
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