Saturday, October 25, 2014

Black & White



 
Is a zebra white with black stripes, or black with white stripes? I’ll leave that to the zoologists of the world to debate. One thing for sure, it is black and white. The world and life itself; not so much. There are many shades of gray. Most things do not stand out as being one or the other. Even right and wrong can get blurry depending on the circumstances. It might be wise not to jump to conclusions but instead consider all options. One who jumps to conclusions, often sprains their ankle.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Yakety Yak



 
If you watch an old movie about traveling in the old days you may see yaks being used. The yak is still utilized in many parts of central Asia. They are drafted for pulling heavy farm machinery in planting and transporting large, heavy loads through mountain passes. The yak is able to carry quite a load and do so with little complaint. Some people complain about the slightest trifle and it grows quite wearying. However, there are times we have a large load to carry if not literally, figuratively. When times are trying, remember the words of the ancients. Live the verses of the Dao.