Monday, November 08, 2010

Going Beyond Our Brokenness

Have you ever seen a Japanese paper lamp? 






Have you noticed that even if the lamp has cracks and tears, once it is light, its brokenness disappears in the light? Somehow the light consumes the lamp’s brokenness. Once it is light, the only thing you see is this glowing lamp.

39 comments:

  1. That sounds like a very long fortune cookie.

    The paper lamps are very pretty though

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  2. yeah, pretty cool stuff.

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  3. looking interesting!

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  4. Very interesting
    i might go to japan soon to make one

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  5. Kewl story, bra! waiting for updates from you

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  6. I think the message you are trying to convey is, if we be the best we can be, then even our weaknesses will not have such an impact on who we are. Or something to that effect.

    Simple, thought provoking post. I like it.

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  7. this looks really cutee

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  8. The Japanese are brilliant

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  9. That lamp is really pretty! :D

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  10. cool ya i like em very cool

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  11. Well.. That depends on how much the lamp is broken.

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  12. i never thought of this before

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  13. oh wow you are right, good catch

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  14. coolo men..interesting

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  15. Optimism can show you how things can be instead of what they are

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  16. that lamp looks pretty cool

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  17. I never thought about it that way...

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  18. That's pretty cool. I've never seen one.

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  19. that's good to know

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  20. cool, can't wait for an update

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  21. amazing paper lamp

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  22. Never been a big fan of the paper lamps!

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  23. Aww :D

    I have problems swallowing lightblubs though.

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  24. wow that's pretty badass!

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  25. yes I have, and I feel zen when I look at it :O

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  26. Never really seen this before but next time I see a Japanese Lantern I check this out.

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  27. A very touching observation. :)

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  28. interesting observation

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  29. I have a ton of these on my patio. I think I'm going to try and make one myself though.

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  30. I want my life to become like light :D

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  31. i agree. my lamp is a piece of crap, but looks good when it's turned on.

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