Wait did I say no more blog posts? And you believed me? Dork.
(These are tintypes. Well they're one tintype. I cut and sanded... and flicked paint at, because I just wanted to. Backed it up with a strip of tin to strengthen.)
(Roman glass. I'm concerned these earwires are too thick and the copper too soft...)
"One popular human strategy for dealing with difficulty is autosuggestion: when something nasty pops up, you convince yourself it is not there, or you convince yourself it is pleasant rather than unpleasant. The Buddha’s tactic is quite the reverse. Rather than hide it or disguise it, the Buddha’s teaching urges you to examine it to death. Buddhism advises you not to implant feelings that you don’t really have or avoid feelings that you do have. If you are miserable you are miserable; that is the reality, that is what is happening, so confront that. Look it square in the eye without flinching. When you are having a bad time, examine that experience, observe it mindfully, study the phenomenon and learn its mechanics. The way out of a trap is to study the trap itself, learn how it is built. You do this by taking the thing apart piece by piece. The trap can’t trap you if it has been taken to pieces. The result is freedom."
Is there anything else I needed to say? Or am I just putting off the cleaning I'm supposed to be doing?