Friday Haiku Day

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Friday Haiku day
What kinds can you come up with?
Because they are great.

Want an idea?
I found this great craigslist thread
Some of them are COOL

Here are my contributions for the day…

David Suzuki
Has a wicked foundation
We can save the World

ALSO

I really love bjork
She’s coming to Toronto
I am extatic!!

Man Grows Furniture, Art From Living Trees

It’s called arborsculpture, and Richard Reames has been doing it for years. He plants trees in patterns, and uses bending and grafting techniques to form the saplings into benches, staircases, sculptures, and an assortment of other amazing living things.

I believe that if enough people put their minds to using living trees, we can learn to grow houses. I believe that if we put our minds to it, like going to the moon, there’s no reason we couldn’t all be living in houses where the walls and ceilings are composed of living tree material and there are leaves coming out of the roof. We could accomplish this in one generation. We’d build doorways and windows that the trees would grow around, and also plumbing and electrical conduits. The trees would just swallow all the pipes. We’re going to call this “arbortecture.”

You’ve just got to see the pictures in this article!

The Rebbe on Intolerance

Intolerance lies at the core of evil.
Not the intolerance that results
from any threat or danger.
But intolerance of another being who dares to exist.
Intolerance without cause. It is so deep within us,
because every human being secretly desires
the entire universe to himself.
Our only way out is to learn
compassion without cause. To care for each other
simple because that ‘other’ exists.

– Rabbi Menachem Mendle, the Lubavitcher Rebbe

In honour of his memorial (yahrzeit)

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