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The Taking of Hill by Dibble number

In Alberta, Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Documentary, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Landmarks, New Topographics, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2022/01/19 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Know all things to be like this: As an echo that derives from music, sounds, and weeping, Yet in that echo is no melody.

i was born here and i’ll die here against my will
i know it looks like i’m movin’ but i’m standin’ still
every nerve in my body is so naked and numb
i can’t even remember what it was i came here to get away from
don’t even hear the murmur of a prayer
it’s not dark yet but it’s gettin’ there

***

a week ago Calgary Tower ~  Calgaryotôskwanihk (ᐅᑑᐢᑿᓂᕽ) ~ January 2022

21st Centered pentagonal number

In Alberta, Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, by Hedy Bach, Colour photography, Fotografia, FujiX100V, New Topographics, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2022/01/16 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Do not accept any of my words on faith,
Believing them just because I said them.
Be like an analyst buying gold, who cuts, burns, 
And critically examines her product for authenticity.
Only accept what passes the test 
By proving useful and beneficial in your life
.

you say your heart is like a library book
to love is to trust he’ll bring it back
if i go and take it home for good
would you be okay with that?
would you be okay with that?

***

a week ago Calgary Public Library, ~ Calgary, otôskwanihk (ᐅᑑᐢᑿᓂᕽ) ~ January 2022

Gregorian 498 Buddhist year

In Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, FujiX100s, FujiX100V, Imagemaker, Memories, Photography, Reflection, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/12/12 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place

all inside our amsterdam she hides
watery-eyed
that howling wind, she’s waving hi
her other hand’s in mine

***

reflections of yesterday at Manchester Square Edmonton Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ + streets of Amsterdam 2018 ~ December 2021

Christianity window number

In Alberta landscapes, Architecture, Art, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Fotografia, iPhoneography, Mobile photography, New Topographics, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/12/05 at 04:00

According to Buddha

…Each one of us lacks one thing or another. I am not exactly sure what we lack, but I can feel we lack something. In the West, even if at the moment you are going through a crisis, you actually have everything, or at least you think you do; all kinds of material goods are there, and are no doubt distributed better than they were in the past. But it seems to me that you are living in a constant state of tension, in an atmosphere of never-ending competitiveness and fear. And those who are brought up in such an atmosphere will find themselves lacking all their lives: they will not know that wonderful quality of depth and intimacy that is the richness of life. They will stay on the surface of the troubled sea, without ever knowing the calm that lies beneath. 

may the long time sun
shine upon you
all love surround you
and the pure light
within you
guide your way on
guide your way on

***

a week or so ago walking my iPhone in the backlanes ~ Etown ~ Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ December 2021

Maximum failed login code number

In Alberta landscapes, Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Documentary, FujiX100V, New Topographics, Street photography on 2021/11/14 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Look at appearance-emptiness forms,
Listen to sound and emptiness sounds,
Rest in mind's nature, clarity-emptiness,
And when your thoughts free themselves,
Laugh, oh laugh "Ha ha! Hee hee!
never saw the sun shining so bright
never saw things going so right
noticing the days hurrying by
when you’re in love, my how they fly
blue days
all of them gone
nothing but blue skies
from now on

***

water tower a couple of weeks ago in Town Of Viking ~ Beaver County.  ~ November 2021

One piece tower chapter number

In Alberta landscapes, Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Documentary, FujiX100V, Landscape, New Topographics, Photography, Rural life, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/10/27 at 04:00

According to Buddha

So resolve yourselves. It’s not just by sitting with your eyes closed that you develop wisdom. Eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind are constantly with us, so be constantly alert. Study constantly. Seeing trees or animals can all be occasions for study. Bring it all inwards. See clearly within your own heart. If some sensation makes impact on the heart, witness it clearly for yourself, don’t simply disregard it.

i know somewhere
there is a party going down
interesting people
conversation to be found
i’ve lived in cities
where there is no solitude
i’ve made some friends here
that i hope i never lose
but, for now
i want to stay in this quiet town

***

a week ago ~ the Lund farm house ~ Dowling Lake ~ acknowledging Treaty 7 territory land ~ October 2021

12th 15-gonal number

In Alberta landscapes, Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, close up, Colour photography, FujiX100V, minimalism, New Topographics, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/10/20 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes, it obstructs your vision.

she grew up in a small town
never put her roots down
daddy always kept movin’
so she did too
 
well somewhere on a desert highway

***

a day or so ago in Bruce ~ Beaver County ~ acknowledging Treaty 6 land, AB~ October 2021

The repeated Twilight Zone number

In Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Hedy Bach Photography, minimalism, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/09/08 at 04:00

According to Buddha

It is very good to recite the mantra 
Om mani padme hum,
but while you are doing it,
you should be thinking on its meaning,
for the meaning of the six syllables is great and vast.
om mani padme hum x1000 (at least)

***

a day or so ago Edmonton City Hall ~ Etown ~  Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ August 2021

Shreya Ka Shaitaan CID number

In Alberta landscapes, Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, FujiX100V, Minimal photography, Photography, still life, Street photography on 2021/07/11 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Surely there is a window from heart to heart:
they are not separate and far from each other.
Two earthenware lamps are not joined,
but their light is mingled as it moves.

i have been wandering long
came across your, oh so delicate, delicate frame
brittle boned, you sat crouched and decayed
two hundred years or more
wrinkled map on skin, on floor

***

glass windows a few days back in the town of Morinville, AB ~ July 2021

Working hour system number

In Alberta, Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Documentary, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Landmarks, Photography, Rural life, Street photography on 2021/07/04 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Every religion is the product of the conceptual mind attempting to describe the mystery.

remember me
(remember me)
when the sun comes up in the morning sky
there i will be
(there i will be)
soaring with the eagle so high feeling free
remember me
when the sun comes up in the morning sky
down the road
hand in hand

***

a week ago St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church 5 days later the church was destroyed by fire ~ Morinville, AB ~ June 2021

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