Friday, July 31, 2009

illustration friday: modify

Home sweet home.

Ok, I know this is a bit morbid (and existential). Or at least it seems that way. But consider that when we die, our bodies are modified in a new way, and if we are able to accept the reality of our own dying, living becomes more meaningful. And (as some Buddhists say) if we become comfortable with the notion of the impermanence of everything, it is easier to let go of attachments, and attachment is what causes suffering.


How's that for a cheery way to start a Friday!!! :-)))))

20 comments:

  1. we are all eventually so modified. I would prefer sky burial myself.

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  2. Pretty cheery, by my standards!

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  3. When I was younger I could not figure out why RIP was put on all tomb stone drawings. Like...your ripped because you are dead. Then one day I awoke from my dumb blonde sleep and realized what it meant. Great concept Willie.

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  4. great sentiment and cool drawing
    (yes indeed pink rocks)

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  5. Well done! I dig this one.

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  6. Also have heard individual life described as a momentary divergence from the great river - by someone quoting a Tibetan Lama

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  7. It LOOKS comfy if that doesnt sound too creepy :p

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  8. I would like to be cremated, formed into diamonds and then poured into shotgun cartridges. I'd then like my eldest child to use me to murder a wild boar, dress the boar in my clothes and have an open casket funeral.

    Nice illo, btw! ;)

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  9. Definitely not something I would have thought about for this week's word, but very fitting. Great job! and very unique idea!

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  10. The end is important in all things. -Ghostdog

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  11. i'm eating and reading your post...
    cest la vie!
    great work! ;]

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  12. OK... that's definitely not something i would think about. cool lines as always :)

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  13. You are always amusing and clever. Nice work!

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  14. Excellent post Willie. I did read this (about the acceptance of impermanence of things, even people) and a friend and i were actually discussing this when his grandma died. It's something we should all strive for more.

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  15. now that's what i call an interesting take on the topic!

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  16. always enjoy your takes on the prompt. clean, thought out & to the point

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  17. Love it.
    I agree that we need to let go and in my book , just trust that if plan A isn't working, Heaven has a plan b, c, d, and e.

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  18. i like this, it makes death kind of... nice? it makes me smile. which death often doesn't.

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Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Willie