Wednesday, May 21, 2014


For those of you keeping score at home, today marks the 10th year anniversary of Water Dissolves Water.
Everything is unique, nothing happens more than once in a lifetime. The physical pleasure which a certain woman gave you at a certain moment, the exquisite dish which you ate on a certain day - you will never meet either again. Nothing is repeated, and everything is unparalleled.
- The Goncourt Brothers
A decade.  That's a long time to be doing anything, and as you've probably noticed by now, I've just about run out of things to say.  Meanwhile, the internet in general and social media in particular have made a lot of progress since I've started this blog, rendering this effort if not unnecessary, at least somewhat, well, quaint. The world's moved on from blogging since 2004.  I'm not going so far as to say that I'll stop posting here altogether, but from here on in, I'll probably only be posting when I feel there's something more important to be said than maintaining silence, and besides, those interested can always reach me on a more timely, intimate basis on Facebook, or can peruse my photographs on Flickr or downloaded pictures and other miscellania on Tumbler, or can follow my music-related posts elsewhere on Blogger.  And I'm just getting started on Instagram

Or we can just sit in silent reflection as the universe unfolds around us.


Jeff Albrizze said...

Hi Shokai,

The wheel keeps on turning...I just wanted to say thanks for all the posts over the years. Your blog has often been a high point in my day, and an inspiration to my practice. I will try to friend you on FB. Until we meet in the fields of the pure land, may you be well and sit strongly.

Jeff Lotus Peace Albrizze

Shokai said...

Thanks, Jeff, for the kind words. If this were Facebook, I'd "Like" your comment, but as it is, I'll just have to like it.