A samurai suit of armor, containing 4,500 small steel scales, covered with 265 yards of silk braid.
To me, Japanese art is visually either complicated, even crowded, or achingly pure and subtle as in the contrast between a samurai's suit of armor and his sword.
My daughter stole this from someone's FB and sent it on.
Hello, welcome to the Psychiatric Hotline:
If you are obsessive-compulsive, please press one, repeatedly.
If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2 for you.
If you have multiple personalities, press 3,4, and 5.
If you are paranoid delusional, we know who you are . Just stay on the line so we can trace your call...
Speaking of paranoia...I've been shredding print-outs of early drafts. Now, the chances of someone in the recycle chain lifting pages of my novel and publishing them on Lulu are statistically about the same as my winning the Giller. I know that. Just the same, I spent part of the weekend shoving paper into the maw of my shredder. When in operation, the machine sounds like a chainsaw...
Discovered something about reverse volume. Paper is like maple syrup, shredded paper is like maple sap. It takes 40 gallons of sap to make syrup.
Shredded paper occupies about 40 times the space the original stack of sheets did.
Do you have a secret paranoia? Confess.
Discovered something else: one can successfully vacuum layers of dog hair while sitting on the floor - a position made necessary by sciatica and possible by a shop-vac. Long ago I discovered the genteel suckage offered by most vacuums was insufficient. One could call this method bun-walking.
Sylvia has the most cunning device on her Can't Backspace blog, whereby comments are rendered in a variety of elegant scripts, and thereby making even pedestrian comments like mine look impressive.