Saturday, 31 July 2010

The Net of Heaven


The net of heaven
is vast, vast,
wide-meshed,
yet misses nothing

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching (Ursula K. Le Guin's version)








6 comments:

Bronislaus Janulis said...

Mike,

Very nice images!
Lovely quote.

Bron

Martin H. said...

Love the startled concrete creature. It looks surprised to have been found.

Mike C. said...

Bron,

I've been looking at the Ursula Le Guin version of Lao Tzu recently (yes, *that* Ursula K. Le Guin) and it's full of nice turns of phrase, that keep the spirit but avoid the pomposity of older translations.

Martin, I had a look at your blog recently -- you've built up quite a head of steam (but: step away from the photo FX!) and that's quite an extended family of followers you've acquired. Did you ever watch Northern Exposure? You're turning into DJ Chris Stevens (not a bad thing).

Mike

Martin H. said...

Mike, the FX are just digital doodles. Having just notched up my first year, I can say it's been fun. I never watched Northern Exposure but I'm now intrigued by the character, Chris Stevens. His fictional biography states, "He learned much from his fellow inmates; when he was paroled in 1986, he was broadly educated in the ways of the world."
I guess parallels could be drawn. Substitute 1986 with 2006.

Word verification is: steddy

Mike C. said...

"Northern Exposure" was a terrific show -- one of the first indications that American sitcom/soap TV had moved from the promise of script- and character-driven shows like "Cheers" and "Taxi" into a phase of Shakespearean quality. If only we could match that level of writing here. Armando Ianucci and Ricky Gervaise are NOT FUNNY [he raved].

Mike

Martin H. said...

I should check out Northern Exposure. Your closing sentence, spot on!