Hello friends, this week we drink in some Buddhist philosophy, indulge in an armchair tour of a greek island at sunset, meet some unusual spirit gods deep in the forest, some smiling grass and much more. Let’s jump on the train to funkytown it’s edition #77
Creepy doll stand-ins populate an abandoned town in Japan
In the village of Nagoro on the Japanese island of Shikoku, scarecrows outnumber human residents by 10 to 1. This is down to Tsukimi Ayan – a crafts hobbyist who, on returning to the increasingly deserted village, began to create these memorial-like stand-ins.
Oia, Santorini Evening Sunset Walk – 4K
Have you ever dreamt of walking at sunset through the marketplace in Santorini? I have, but I haven’t gotten the chance yet in real life, so I have been enjoying this immersive 4K video…really beautiful and it makes me want to go there even more!
Jadav Payeng planted a tree every day of his life since the age of 16 in 1978 and now has created a gigantic forest in India
This is one of the most inspiring stories on the power of one, of how one regular person can change the world and inspire others to do the same.
Read more: https://t.co/sCVJOZq51b pic.twitter.com/UbZvARv8ax— The Happy Broadcast (@happybcast) August 27, 2021
Very little is known about this artist despite me trying to find out more about her beautiful pebble art online. This looks like a pixellated painting but it’s actually carefully and intricately made from pebbles and rocks – a true work of art!
That which knows…
“Buddhist psychology sends us directly into this mystery, to see for ourselves how consciousness works, independent of any object or content. It first describes consciousness as “that which knows”, that which experiences. To understand this we can deliberately turn out attention to examine consciousness. We can start by very simply looking in the mirror. When we do so we are often startled to notice that our body looks older, even though we don’t feel older. This is because the body exists in time, but the consciousness that perceives it is outside of time, never ageing….”– Jack Kornfield, The Wise Heart
This channel is so relaxing and even if you aren’t vegan you will appreciate the aesthetic of the food and you may even get hungry in spite of yourself!
A bit of 70’s Americana driving nostalgia, I like this kind of music even though it’s not from my era…it makes me feel nostalgic for simpler times of my parent’s generation. Although I guess memory is faulty, we remember the things we like and we forget the things we didn’t like. In those days it was still illegal to be gay, and people were more (obviously) racist. Still – this is a good song.
It certainly does!
Thank you for joining me on this whistle-stop tour of the outer reaches of the internet, I hope you liked this journey please let me know your thoughts below…