Winter view looking out from my friend Anne’s house in Carson New Mexico. The chair feels inhabited, and yet not.

To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.

–Lao Tzu

And what do you get when you are in search of both?

Martha Beck, a fan of the mangled English that shows up in Asia (and can be enjoyed ad infinitum on Engrish.com) picked her mantra for the year from the wording on a small bag:

A delightful day.
My mind is paralyzed.

Excellent! Like found art and accidental poetry, there is wisdom in random access translation.

I’m heads down in the studio right now. More content (of the language variety) to come.

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