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Arts & Craft Dish, Taber & Tibbits


I believe that brutality tends to defeat itself.
Prize fighters die young, gourmands get the gout,
hate hurts worse the man who nurses it,
and all selfishness robs the mind of its divine insight,
and cheats the soul that would know.
Mind alone is eternal!


Jesus Was An Anarchist by Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915.)
Author, publisher, philosopher.
Founder of the Roycroft Community, an artist colony of the Arts & Crafts Movement in East Aurora, New York.


Arts & Crafts Rainbow Serpent Brooch
Michael Ripoll


Jesus Was An Anarchist simultaneously extols anarchy, socialism, individualism, and libertarianism.

Pleasant Hill – Shaker Centre


Elements of Rand’s Objectivism stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Karl Marx’s socialismThen these contradictory concepts sally right up to their shared arch-enemy, Religion, and embrace her.  All three cavort happily with Anarchy.

Arts & Crafts NSW
Straw Neckpiece, Noni McFarlane


Somehow, Hubbard celebrates all of these opposing concepts, bringing them together to offer up a glint of truth.

These glints and glimmers, these slips of portentious sunlight – they are as close as we come with words. 

The wholeness of truth exists only in our purely present moment.

Sunlight Park, Toronto


But words matter.

We use them to lead us back to the way,  to return us to what we already know, to guide us forward into what we must learn constantly, presently.

Bridge of Life, Kildare


“Being and non-being create each other.”


The Dao 


“Non-violence is the essence of all religions.”


– Mahandas Gandhi.



“[Wisdom’s] ways are ways of pleasantness,
and all her paths are peace.”


– Proverbs 3:17



“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday,
and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow:
our life is the creation of our mind.”


–  The Dhamapadaधम्मपद





Shalom. שָׁלוֹם


© 5 July 2012 Isabella Darling.  All rights reserved.  Images as attributed.