"As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts." Herman Melville, In Mazatlan, March 28 - April 16, 1844, Sociedad Historica Mazatleca, Mexico on Flickr.
Workman cleans reading glasses, installing water heater took nearly 3 days, behind it was a hole in the wall a man’s arm could fit through, rats and bugs wandered in at will, Broadview Duplex, Seattle, Washington, USA on Flickr.
The Guest House, This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! on Flickr.
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
translation by Coleman Barks
Pigeons on an ornate metal fence, palms, orange paint, lanterns, Mexico on Flickr.
Guitar storage, colored light, my bedroom, Olympia, Washington, USA on Flickr.
Vaishravana - the Buddhist Lord of Wealth, riding lion, carrying a victory banner, Buddhist, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal on Flickr.
Art Cafe Waitresses & Bar - Puerto Vallarta, the old section, cafe on zona romantica Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco state, Mexico on Flickr.
A view of Highways 5 and 90 from the top floor of the PAC building on Beacon Hill - through a little window, from southside of town looking north, Elliott Bay, winter, Seattle, Washington, USA on Flickr.
The gold room, decorated gold mirror, gold upholstery bench, room reflection on Flickr.
Detail of local maple plank for custom rolling over bed table, so I can work on my computer from bed, Anderson Woodwork’s LLC, 360-923-2203, www.andersonwoodwork.net, Olympia, Washington, USA on Flickr.