Sumi ink painting

I have been having a go at Sumi ink painting, you can check out my first attempts here:


Modern Warfare

If you can operate this computer,
you can operate this missile, it’s the future.

We’ve made firing missiles,
like a computer game, they travel miles.

No more will you have to slip and slide,
in the blood of your foe, as they try to hide.

Grappling face to face sword in hand,
this of you, we would never demand.

Why all the war and destruction?
Money, it acts like suction.

Click, click – pause,
boom, boom, canned applause.

A soothing voice, ‘ you have now reached your . . ‘,
‘destroyed your desti . . beep . . target’ oh the gore!

Chasing the dream

In three years you could own this car

There’s just a small percentage on our APR

We can see your chomping at the bit

Surely your account can take the hit


Just a small deposit and it’s yours

True, our logo is a set of claws

But just look, the car has features galore

Motoring in this will never be a bore


After three years we will ask

Another lump sum, no small task

And now the car is worth much less

Than you have been paying us, bless


But you could exchange your car

You will be admired near and far

Why not go around with us once more

We have credit packages galore

Money – Alan Watts Quote

Just as time is a way of measuring motion, money is a measure of material wealth and power. [Money is merely] a system of book-keeping and when this is not understood a nation with vast material abundance can starve for lack of purely symbolic cash” Alan Watts – Does it matter? Essays on man’s relation to materiality

Quote from Viktor Frankl, Mans Search for Meaning

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

“Live as if you are living for the second time and had acted as wrongly the first time as you are about to act now.”

Viktor Frankl, Mans Search for Meaning (1984)