8.25.2006 ||> Tao Friday XXV
There was something formless and perfectIn the negative view of religion (or via negativa, to those who want to sound smart) god is formless and incomprehensible. Saying "God is a drunken sailor" is about as accurate as saying that god is anything else. This chapter gives an interesting perspective on that. There is no god, and yet there is a god. But we don't know what he/she/it is, so we can only say it is a "force." And we name it "Tao" because we humans need to name things.
before the universe was born.
It is serene. Empty.
Infinite. Eternally present.
It is the mother of the universe.
For lack of a better name,
I call it the Tao.
It flows through all things,
inside and outside, and returns
to the origin of all things.
The Tao is great.
The universe is great.
Earth is great.
Man is great.
These are the four great powers.
Man follows the earth.
Earth follows the universe.
The universe follows the Tao.
The Tao follows only itself.
So it's also commenting on our own psychology. Or maybe I don't know what I am writing about.
I would rather:
a. work 10 hour days and get a 3 day weekend
b. start work earlier so that I could leave earlier
c. work 10 hour days all week long
d. start work earlier and leave work later
e. an 'a' for effort.
Taken from the Moosewood Cookbooks, with some alterations.
- 1 cup sushi rice
- 1 3/4 cups water
- blanched veggies: such as carrots, red peppers, cucumbers, avocado
- toasted sheet of nori
- 2 tsp wasabi
- toasted sesame seeds
- salad greens
- 1/3 cup rice vinegar
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
Toss the vegetables with the sauce and mix in wasabi. Combine the veggies with the rice, and garnish with crumbled nori and sesame seeds. Serve over mixed greens.
I also add soy sauce for its salty taste and also to add moisture to the salad.
I have been dieting for the past month. 300 calories worth of Cheerios for breakfast, 300 calories of lunch and 600 calories for dinner.
So, if I've been eating 1200 calories per day (which is the bare minimum), why did I gain three pounds in the last month?
On the upside, I learned that the word "zaftig" meaning pleasantly plump, derives from the German for "juicy." So hey, that grape is juicy and so am I!