According to legend, Lao Tzu, an elderly 5th-century-BC archivist, tired of the Zhou dynasty’s increasing corruption and left the empire to live a more honorable, hermetic life in the far-west mountains.
Whether this tale is true — and whether it’s true that Lao Tzu, at the behest of the last mountain sentry, gave the guard his Tao te Ching, his poetic collection of ancient Chinese wisdom — is of no importance.
No matter the myth of the Tao‘s inception — though the more charming the myth the better — what matters is the Tao itself.
And if, despite any evidence, generations have believed this tale, we might as well follow the Tao and be like water, going with the flow, waving farewell to old Lao Tzu as he wanders off toward sunset.
Kim Jong-un, per his friend Dennis Rodman, was born today, January 8, in 1983. If so, that makes Kim a Capricorn, a goat-like CEO in charge of his own one-party republic.
With three major planets in Aquarius – his Mercury, Venus and Mars – Kim must sincerely care about his caged, hermetic people. His seemingly maniacal moves must be truly altruistic, all for the good of humanity.
But his Saturn shows up in Scorpio – same as his moon – making Kim an impassioned leader, an emotional (if not too touchy) decider. He loves his friends deeply, same as he hates his orange-haired DC nemesis.
With his Jupiter, though, in Sagittarius, the goat goes centaur – having himself a blast at the transvestite basketball dance.
Went to see the Gustov Klimt exhibit at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor…. Loved this painting of Maria Munk, a painting Klimt had felt was unfinished…. Indeed, the top of the painting is far more rendered with texture and paint than the bottom, much of which seems to be simply charcoal on paper… But what Klimt saw as imperfect, as incomplete, is, perhaps inadvertently, perfectly complete – an Austrian example of Japanese wabi sabi…. It’s perceived flaw, its unfinished effort, thematically scores its sad beauty, especially when one considers that the model, Maria Munk, had taken her life at age twenty-four…. Her own unfinished, incomplete life is tragically displayed by Klimt’s “unfinished” effort.