...to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line. -H D Thoreau

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be
to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. -
T. S. Eliot

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Compassion without emotion is the privilege of few vocations in life.

12 comments:

  1. intersting bit of word and art...each of the 3 word pieces play well...the laundry, statue and the head...as i said interesting...

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  2. Is this part of your Minotaur series? I don't understand it but I'd love to know the back story. He should stop worrying, she's still washing his shirts.

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  3. I don't know if I've asked before but where do you come up with your quotes or do you originate those as well? There is no attribution so...

    This is a pleasant juxtaposition of image, color and thought.

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  4. Baino, this has to do with a 80 page codex 'Parallel Lines Tend to Neglect'. Just finishing up a few pages I had overlooked. There is a cycling thread of a simple story, the side story and a footnoted story, on each page. And yes, it does have the laundry-cycle thrown into the mix.

    CC - Yes, it's me. -J

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  5. compasion without emotion.
    it reminds me of the mantra: gate gate para gate

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  6. Having a snowy Halloween? I would imagine you've come up with some amazing costumes in your day. Have a fun one.
    Catherine

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  7. Interesting choice of word, "vocation." It seems to me the compassion offered by too many vocations is issued along with the safety shoes pocket protector, and other accoutrements of the job.

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  8. Gorgeous image - but they always are. As for compassion and emotion, I always thought of them as being life companions.

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  9. isn't it the importance of really helping...compassion without emotion

    sitting down crying with the cryer doesn't help, is that what you mean?

    the artwork is fantastic!

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  10. Fascinating and exquisite page. One that really makes me think.

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  11. I have to agree that compassion without emotion is rare. Perhaps even impossible.

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