When an almond tree became covered with blossoms in the heart of winter, all the trees around it began to jeer. ‘What vanity,’ they screamed, ‘what insolence! Just think, it believes it can bring spring in this way!’ The flowers of the almond tree blushed for shame. ‘Forgive me, my sisters,’ said the tree. ‘I swear I did not want to blossom, but suddenly I felt a warm springtime breeze in my heart.
Nikos Kazantzakis- Saint Francis
Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?” That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
If you don’t know who you are?
How can you do what you ought,
If you don’t know what you’ve got?
And if you don’t know which to do
Of all the things in front of you,
Then what you’ll have when you are through
Is just a mess without a clue
Of all the best that can come true
If you know What and Which and Who.
-Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
Long time, no see… but here I am again! It has been a long, busy break with various projects going on at the same time and little time for anything else. But 2 years and many adventures later, I am now back and ready to mingle and share awesome things from the internet once more. More to follow soon…
But for now, my latest discovery is by beloved friend’s passion for 3D modelling. I was never familiar with this way of capturing fragments of reality. I am trying to learn more about it, as it is quite fascinating how you can just rebuild an object or a landscape from mere pictures. It was a bit peculiar to observe the process a while ago, with my friend circling an object for hours on end, only to recreate it from scratch in the virtual world… 42 hours later. Below, you will see a lovely, interactive toy, with a lovely story behind. You can turn it, zoom in, rotate it, all with the power of your own cursor. Oh, and those little numbers on the hippo…they hide annotations, so click below, enjoy and share with other if you like it!
Cute baby hippo, gifted by my girlfriend a while back. We’re both wildlife enthusiasts, so I’m often imagining it wandering across my desk…
For technical details, see the following link: https://skfb.ly/6RxTo/
“I wish I were a girl again, half-savage and hardy, and free.”
― Emily Brontë,
“The greatest gift you can ever give another person is your own happiness”
― Esther Hicks
You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.
In a heartbeat.
Or the absence of one.
“…sometimes we ask ourselves why happiness took so long to arrive, why it didn’t come sooner, but appears suddenly, as now, when we’ve given up hope of it ever arriving, it’s likely then that we won’t know what to do, and rather than it being a question of choosing between laughter and tears, we will be filled by a secret anxiety to which we might not know how to respond at all.”
― José Saramago,