|Gnarled tree in Colt State Park|
While the movie was alright and provided two hours of rather mindless entertainment, it was set in Japan. Which enhanced my enjoyment. I have a great deal of interest in Asia, particularly Korea and Japan. I served in both countries, enjoyed both.
In the movie, after sitting down to eat, the character Mariko corrects Logan (the Wolverine) after he has jabbed his chopsticks upright in his rice bowl. Even I, gaijin (外人) though I am, know that this is a bad thing. In Japan and in Korea. In the movie Mariko tells him that the upright chopsticks look like "incense at a funeral."
Then she states, "Nothing is without meaning..."
That statement kind of blew my mind. I only half paid attention to the rest of the movie.
Think about it, one can interpret this to literally mean that the concept of nothing has no meaning. It is nothing, it is the void, it is the absence of things. Therefore it is meaningless.
On the other hand, it can mean that any act or gesture, no matter how seemingly insignificant has some meaning which one may not be aware of.
Try to hold both concepts in the mind at the same time.
What is the sound of one hand clapping?
|Cormorants enjoying the day|
So with that stuck in my head, I went to bed. Woke up in a pensive mood and decided to go out to the park.
We have a very nice park in my town, surrounded by water and very well maintained. I took a few pictures there and at the yacht club. I particularly like that shot of the cormorants sitting on the swimming float.
Though it's an overcast day it's still lovely in my mind. I mean it can't be sunny everyday can it? A little contrast keeps things in perspective.
Sunny all the time is boring.
Though sunny most of the time does have much to recommend it.
|Old Glory at the Yacht Club|
|Pedestrian/bicycle bridge in Colt State Park|
Some days, you make your own sunshine.
Enjoy your weekend.
|Our first sunflower of the season|