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Can you fathom this?

silneldor
Half-elven


May 10 2013, 3:55am

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Can you fathom this? Can't Post

The power of concentration

Wait a minute, i am not done yet (got this also from the wife), Here is someone else highly worthy of respect. Fathom thatSmileCool. Very Cool...but keep watching please til the endShocked. I wish i had a sister like this when i was young. If i had an trouble, well, you'll get the pictureLaugh.

''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
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Lissuin
Tol Eressea


May 10 2013, 6:10am

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Stunning! [In reply to] Can't Post

Miyoko is a phenomenal artist. Isn't it awe-inspiring what mind, body and spirit can create?

Thanks for sharing, Sil.


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


May 10 2013, 6:16am

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Another art form to share: [In reply to] Can't Post

I first saw Bill Dan balancing rocks at Sausalito, California last year. I found myself holding my breath lot.
http://www.youtube.com/...t=PL380E48F51E694BC6

And then I found others who do this, too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC8cBP2dL8A

and this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPXhRUV7TWM


silneldor
Half-elven


May 10 2013, 4:22pm

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I am so glad you added in, [In reply to] Can't Post

with these amazing people. I was not aware of this as a actual possibility and the art form it creates. It was very relaxing watching them work.

Thanks LissuinSmile

''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
J.R.R. Tolkien














Loresilme
Valinor


May 11 2013, 1:40am

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Amazing [In reply to] Can't Post

and beautiful. Thank you, sil - this is the first I have learned of this artist. What a unique art form.


Loresilme
Valinor


May 11 2013, 1:42am

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Placement in streams and rivers [In reply to] Can't Post

I love the contrast between the rushing movement of the water and the utter stillness of the stones.

Thanks for sharing, I'd not known of this type of artistry before.


dernwyn
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May 11 2013, 2:09pm

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Amazing. [In reply to] Can't Post

I wonder what those sticks are, that she's using? You'd have to have perfectly calm nerves, to do that!


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dernwyn
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May 11 2013, 2:13pm

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This is, in a way, [In reply to] Can't Post

the opposite of sil's feather-balance video: light as a feather, heavy as a rock! Laugh

Those rock-towers are works of art. I wonder how long they keep that position before tumbling - maybe until the first brisk wind?


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Lissuin
Tol Eressea


May 11 2013, 7:32pm

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The sticks are stripped palm fronds. [In reply to] Can't Post

Sil got me intrigued, so I started googling her. Here's a translated CV.

http://translate.google.co.nz/...w%3D1045%26bih%3D668

And if you'd like a longer program, here is a straight 16:24 minutes of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IgLdu8ODuE


(This post was edited by Lissuin on May 11 2013, 7:35pm)


Loresilme
Valinor


May 11 2013, 10:26pm

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Absolutely astonishing [In reply to] Can't Post

And I'm still thinking about the other video, of the 87 year old gymnast. If I hadn't seen that it was 'official' from the Guinness Book, I would have been certain that what I was watching wasn't real.

As it is, watching her has permanently altered my previous understanding of what is or isn't possible for humans to do as they get older.

I've watched it several times and I'm still thinking about it.

Runners, swimmers, climbers, of all ages, yes I've seen that. But parallel bars? Gymnastics? Tumbling routines? I never imagined it possible. But how wonderful it is to discover that it is!


silneldor
Half-elven


May 12 2013, 3:56am

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It is reveling [In reply to] Can't Post

and very motivating to see someone appearing, ageless*.
All these elements that we brought together are so, 'centering' and calming. It is like bathing in the 'center' where these artists dwell:).

*It reminds me too of the age group athletes of the 60's, 70's, and even 80's that compete in the Ironman triathlon in Hawaii. All of these lives reveals a 'quality' of life, a celebration of living, or if you will, a festival of being.

''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
J.R.R. Tolkien














Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


May 13 2013, 3:43am

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That's amazing and beautiful. [In reply to] Can't Post

There's a local guy who balances rocks, and it's kind of like that. link


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