Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than for May 23, 2016

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    gammaguy  over 7 years ago

    ’Tis the set of the sails AND the winds (gales) that determine both the course and the safety of the ship.

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    Chrystos B Minot Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Despite its nautical idiocy, I do like this one - it reminds me of my foolish youth, where I was saved by the whimsey (and maybe beneficence) of merciful gods. Tis the set of the Soul. I interpret that as having good Karma vis doing good. I’ve had extraordinary good “luck” in my life, I think by doing good, and not doing bad….. So this reminds me of myself as a younger man - I roll my eyes w affection and amazement that I’m still alive. Others my have a different take, but I like this….. Gavin, your pieces are like an I Ching or book of short Sufi tales…. Thank you.

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    Chrystos B Minot Premium Member over 7 years ago

    ps - I meant “having good Karma VIA doing good…”

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    CoffeeLvr  over 7 years ago

    She’s not going anywhere now that she tore out the center of her sail.

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    nawsa Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Nobody would have the guts to say such things in our century. Her words do ring true though so have lasted over a century as gentle reminders to us. Laugh and the world laughs with you; weep and you weep alone.

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    kaystari Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Great, you may need that sail to get you off that island, now your trapped!

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    Vet Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Storms come and go…..the sailor who stays the course will always find home.

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    oldwolf1951  over 7 years ago

    Would love to see Gavin try “Sea Fever” by John Masefield. Should be an interesting treatment.

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    clacou  over 7 years ago

    ships don’t drive… they sail.

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    ruizuno  over 7 years ago

    It’s not what you get, it’s how you use it.

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