Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Canvas of Suffering

Suffering is the canvas upon which we live.  No matter who wins, the election, how much money,  power, etc., that you have, there will always be suffering.  Once a human accepts this, every moment in life is fantastic.  Anyone that tells you they can end your suffering is only offering up a fantasy or selling a cult.

Shunryu Suzuki who (I think) expounded that when you see a beauty, it is visible because of the contrast to the canvas of suffering.  Without the canvas or the 18% gray of a B&W photo, you wouldn't be able to experience the beauty of the moment, visual or otherwise.   

Hmmm, where does this leave country music?

- Chris Claborne

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