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  1. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    In many ways he was like America itself, big and strong, full of good intentions, a roll of fat jiggling at his belly, slow of foot but always plodding along, always there when you needed him, a believer in the virtues of simplicity and directness and hard labor. —Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried
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    “Be yourself - everyone else is already taken.”-- Oscar Wilde
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    “Metaphor especially has clarity and sweetness and strangeness.” -- Aristotle
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    Come, investigate loneliness! a solitary leaf clings to the Kiri tree ― Matsuo Basho (1644-1694
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    The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. — Marcel Proust
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    Hell is empty and all the devils are here. — William Shakespeare
  7. What are you listening to?

    Humphrey Bogart looks around the lounge from his piano, at 2 am on a Sunday night, his cigarette is almost done. He sees the rain thru the opening front door as he thinks about his buddy that he lost in North Africa. A beautifully sad, drenched woman enters, her limp, soaked hat folded to the sides of her head. You can tell that she has been walking and crying in the rain for a long time. She sees him, he sees her, he motions to his sax player and this song plays and they don't say a word.
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    "At the still point, there the dance is." —T. S. Eliot
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    Few realize that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. --Albert Camus
  10. Paintings with a Wow Factor

    Fanghu Island of the Taoist immortal - Wang Yun
  11. Paintings with a Wow Factor

    School of Athens - Raphael
  12. Anti-aging Sages

    Lu Zijian and Late Great Master Huo were sworn brothers with Huo being the elder brother. They fought together the monopolistic influence of Foreign freight companies deserving first the Yangtze river then later in Shanghai. Later they join Chinese Resistance against Japanese troops. He killed three Japanese Martial arts experts in duels. During of the raids they launched against the Japanese troops, Lu’s wife was killed. He used one single palm to kill one Foreign boxer named Marshall. The name of Lu Zijian grew very fast so that Chiang Kai-shek (Jiang Jie Shi) the Chinese military and political leader who was leading the Kuomintang (KMT) appointed him as one-star general and Head Bodyguard (General Chiang had thirteen top bodyguards, all of them were his disciples). During China’s Liberation Lu did not follow the major of Chiang’s remaining troops in Taiwan, he choose to stay in Mainland China, he stayed in a labor camp up to 70’s. But later he held progressively important posts such as President of Chongqinq North South Wushu Federation, Martial Arts Chief Instructor of the We He Chongqing Headquarters, Chairman of the Association of Chongqing Traditional Chinese Medicine, President of Sichuan Province Martial Arts Association, Director of the Chinese Martial Arts Research Institute... In 1982 he was Gold medalist of the Gold Lion National Martial Arts Tournament. He received a special Gold Award in 1984 at the Emei Mountain Boxing Tournament. 1985 appointed President of the International Gongfa Association. 1994, the Chief Adviser of the International Qigong Association, in 2000 he received the gold medal Senior People from the Chinese State Administration of Sports. The Chinese Ministry of Sports, Department of Martial Arts attributed him the title of “Leading authority of Chinese Martial Arts” and rewarded the highest rank of Nine Duan in 2002. He was the Honorary President of the Chinese Wudang Wushu Federation. His contribution as Expert in Chinese Medicine Treatments for Bone Injuries is widely recognized as he treated successfully numbers of patients in whole China. Besides his pedagogic skills, his chivalric and generous temperament lead him to nurture thousands of disciples including foreign students, some of them are even very famous and own their own martial arts schools, perpetuating the “Zijian” style martial arts. All are under the head organization of Mr. Wang Qinghua. In 1986, he was hired as Principal Consultant International Qigong Society. In the same year he was appointed as Vice resident of the Wudang Martial Arts Development Center of California General Counsel. Since the implementation of the national Wushu Duan ranking system, Lu was involved in the long-term task to revise the teaching and training in Chinese martial arts with all the other 9 Duan top ranking experts of Chinese Martial Arts.
  13. Anti-aging Sages

  14. Anti-aging Sages

    Daoist Bagua Master Lu Zijian 118 years old
  15. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    If there are two things, what separates them? You need a third thing to separate the two.--- Zeno Does one thing exist or many? What separates one thing from the next? Where is the line?-- Zeno