Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Saturday, 2017.07.22
Each one of us must go from phase to phase in our development. If we stay too
long in one stage, we will be warped or stunted in our growth. If we rush
through a stage, then we will gain none of the rewards or learning experiences
of that phase. Subsequent growth will be thrown off-balance; we will either have
to go back and make it up, or, in the cases of experiences that can never be
repeated, lose out on them forever. The proper discerning of these transitions
is essential.

As we go through our various stages in life, it is important to mark the shift
from one stage to another. Recognition is very important. We must understand
that we are leaving behind one part of life and entering another. Sometimes, we
mark this with a rite of passage such as graduation or marriage. At other times,
it may be a personal declaration made privately. Whatever the reason, it is
important to know exactly when to close one phase and when to open the next.
That is why it is said that one counts the spokes on the heavenly wheel as it
turns: It is the measure of our lives.

		Deng Ming-Dao, "365 Tao - Daily Meditations", #132

2007.01.24

Dangerous Cuteness II

The pups at 5 weeks.

Trio - 5 weeks

Previously:

Dangerous Cuteness
A Dog Needs A Dog