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August 03, 2021

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Hi Brian Ji
This brought tears to my eyes. How strange that should happen from such an innocent post. The playful way you worked with the broken pieces to make something pleasing to you, that got to me.

"Barn's burned down.
Now I can see the moon!"
Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, Alan Watts

"This brought tears to my eyes. How strange that should happen from such an innocent post. "


............I feel you, Spence. To have known loss --- as who hasn't? --- is to be moved by this deceptively simple and playful, yet deeply meaningful, post.

Again something went wrong .... and again

>>When I saw the pieces I felt a strange sense of loss,,>Sure, it was just a shattered rock<<

They are a fact without meaning ... meaningless.

When you referred to the broken rock in terms of "feeling a sense of loss".... the fact had meaning, it was a point on a timeline ...it could even be seen as an "omen"

When you referred to the broken rock in terms of "being just an rock", it had no meaning and ... became meaningless.

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