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Re: sounds and colors...

Postby Guo Gu on Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:43 am

Seeker242 wrote:
Guo Gu wrote:hello all,

can you hear the sounds of valley streams and see the colors of mountains?



No, I live in Florida. There are no mountains or valleys here. :)


http://www.valleys.com/states/floridavalleys.html

:)

and lots of bugs here too!

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Re: sounds and colors...

Postby partofit22 on Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:33 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Florida

For the most part, flat -- with lots and lots of bugs/critters- :) But there are some high points/vistas- Tons of plants .. I lived briefly in Key Largo, West Palm, Lauderdale, Hollywood, Stuart and Tampa/St Pete -- and Daytona- Beautiful state-
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Re: sounds and colors...

Postby Seeker242 on Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:55 pm

Guo Gu wrote:
Seeker242 wrote:
Guo Gu wrote:hello all,

can you hear the sounds of valley streams and see the colors of mountains?



No, I live in Florida. There are no mountains or valleys here. :)


http://www.valleys.com/states/floridavalleys.html

:)

and lots of bugs here too!

gg


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Re: sounds and colors...

Postby littletsu on Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:57 am

Guo Gu wrote:hello all,

can you hear the sounds of valley streams and see the colors of mountains?

trickle, trickle, drops...
rush, gush--flows without stop
red, green, orange lush
delightful!
sounds and colors
in a
dew
drop

may life's streams and mountains nourish you all...
guo gu



If I recall correctly, you were painter at some point in your life? Can your paintings be seen anywhere online? :heya:
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Re: sounds and colors...

Postby Guo Gu on Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:40 am

littletsu,
i don't think so. i was a fine art major when no one had cellphones and no digital photographs... when i went to the monastery, i either gave my art away or threw everything--photos of my them too--in the garbage. i had a show in school of visual art's (my school's) soho gallery. now searching online, it seems that gallery has moved out of soho; nothing is online.
i do doodle with calligraphy once in a while though...
be well,
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Re: sounds and colors...

Postby desert_woodworker on Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:00 am

Guo Gu,

Guo Gu wrote:
a roshi's karōshi
for all beings--
...

Ouch!

Please take good care of yourself, ...not just of your realization. ;)

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Re: sounds and colors...

Postby Guo Gu on Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:33 am

that's what teacher's do...
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Re: sounds and colors...

Postby Jok_Hae on Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:08 pm

The leaves are changing color. Can you hear it?
Rain is falling on the roof. What color is the sound?
Sounds and colors, sights and sounds.
Which one is which?
It's October 9th and Tropical Storm Nate came by today.


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Re: sounds and colors...

Postby desert_woodworker on Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:46 pm

It's October 9th today, Columbus Day in my country, as designated by the U.S. Congress in order to make it a "3-day weekend" for Government, some business-interests, and their workers. No U.S. Mail today. Bank holiday, too.

Being Columbus Day in this way, I have the flag out today.

I'll fly the flag, too, on the actual Columbus Day, October 12. It's only proper.

Flew it, other day, with a snaky black scarf flying from the top in observance of the 58 deaths of citizens murdered in Las Vegas at the outdoor concert.

Columbus Day it is, yes. And, in favorite Spanish-American countries, beginning in México and becoming more favorite and sweeter the further South one goes, for me, ...it's Día de la Raza. It's celebrated just as such here in this desert town in a very big way, too, 100 km north of old México. I remember it best and most lavishly in New York City, myself being an original Latino.

I'll say we also celebrate Signor Amerigo Vespucci.

Colors! Some say flags are "Colors".

Sounds! You should hear the bands and singers in the Columbus Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in my home town, today.

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