Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Sunday, 2017.11.19
Flowers arouse in us an instinct to protect them, to appreciate them, and to
shelter them. This world is too ugly, too violent. There should be something
delicate to care about. To do so is to be lifted above the brute and to go
toward the refined. When we offer flowers on our altar, we are offering a high
gift. Money is too vulgar, food too pedestrian. Only flowers are unsullied. By
offering them, we offer purity.

		Deng Ming-Dao, "365 Tao - Daily Meditations", #51

2008.06.03

Rules Strictly Enforced…

…except when they’re not.