Open Thread 24 FEB 21


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“By returning anger, anxiety, fear, and everything else to ‘emptiness,’ we experience peace and contentment.”

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Tracing out the 5 Chinese elements, today metal is presented. Although the picture doesn't quite bring that concept to mind, let's just say it is in juxtaposition.

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In Chinese Taoist thought, Metal attributes are considered to be firmness, rigidity, persistence, strength, and determination. The metal person is controlling, ambitious, forceful, and set in their ways as metal is very strong. They are self-reliant and prefer to handle their problems alone. The metal person is also wise, business-oriented, and good at organization and stability. However, the metal person can also appreciate luxury and enjoy the good things in life. Just as metal can conduct electricity, the metal person has strong impulses and generative powers and can bring about changes and transformations for those who come into contact with them. The metal person is patient, as well as a good person with a strong will.

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Bouncing all over the place, free-association-ville...

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This thread is open to all comers, speak thy minds!

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Quote by Kim Tschang-Yeul
Water drops painting - oil on canvas by Kim Tschang-Yeul
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_(wuxing)
Jack Haley as the Tinman 1939.

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QMS's picture

Morning all ...

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usefewersyllables's picture

that role. Then where would we have been? No Jed Clampett? Inconceiveable!

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Twice bitten, permanently shy.

enhydra lutris's picture

Metal, mettle, meddle, medal, where does it all go?
Recycle your metal waste and scraps.

but then again

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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@enhydra lutris

Last time seen in Providence during one of his country / western iterations. Nose bleed seats, but brought the binocs. Speaking of meddle ..

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Key committee votes postponed in troubling sign for Tanden nomination

Sure wish a few more senators, on both sides of the aisle, would follow Sen Collins lead on this nomination -- unqualified and lacks the managerial temperament.

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when you want to remove them, try a mushroom. https://earthrepair.ca/resources/bioremediation-types/mycoremediation/

But then what to do with the mushroom? Don't eat it. Not with heavy metals anyway.

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@randtntx

loved the vintage video
also the time lapse mushroom
growing a skirt
wow!

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The plumber got cold water to the kitchen sink and to a toilet. Man, I am feeling 2nd world!
WhWe will continue to take a shower at my office, although we can take a bath here if we wish. And I can wash clothes next door, if the need arises.
I do not expect Texas to recover from this weather event any time soon, and wonder if it ever will fully regain it's infrastructure.
Hope everyone is well.

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