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Zen moment

I've just had a Zen moment. You know, 'if a tree falls in the forest and no-one hears it, does it make a sound?' That sort of thing.
I was writing a piece for my blog about our millennium cruise and, in particular, the final sunset of the millennium which I had filmed from our anchorage at an uninhabited cay in the Exumas.
I was rooting through miles of tape trying to find the specific footage when I realized that my audience would have no idea when the sunset was filmed. I have a million sunsets on film, like any other sailor! I have sunsets from all over the world. They all look the same! How could you tell if my 'millennium sunset' was filmed on that momentous day or a week earlier, or a month later?
Doh!
There must be a Zen saying that covers this. 'If the sunset at the end of a millennia.............' Any ideas?
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I've just had a Zen moment. You know, 'if a tree falls in the forest and no-one hears it, does it make a sound?' That sort of thing.
I was writing a piece for my blog about our millennium cruise and, in particular, the final sunset of the millennium which I had filmed from our anchorage at an uninhabited cay in the Exumas.
I was rooting through miles of tape trying to find the specific footage when I realized that my audience would have no idea when the sunset was filmed. I have a million sunsets on film, like any other sailor! I have sunsets from all over the world. They all look the same! How could you tell if my 'millennium sunset' was filmed on that momentous day or a week earlier, or a month later?
Doh!
There must be a Zen saying that covers this. 'If the sunset at the end of a millennia.............' Any ideas?
But YOU will know. And that will eat at you every time you see a sunset. Knowing you were deceptive. Karma is a B iatch and will hunt you down and find you!
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I suspect . . .

. . . . . that there are members on this board that use that sort of deception habitually.

Post the sunset, we'll believe you.
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If Milli Vanilli falls in the forest, does someone else make the sound?
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The way I see it, EVERY sunset is the end of a millennia. Just the start date is a bit different.
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. . . . . that there are members on this board that use that sort of deception habitually.

Post the sunset, we'll believe you.
I don't think he means to decieve. He discovered a variation on the "if a tree falls in the forest" theme.

Personally, I like the phrase from the poem the warrior was writing in The Last Samurai: "They are all perfect."

Another way of putting it. That sunset was like grabbing a handful of water from a stream at a specific instant each evening. The handful is good, the stream (your chosen life) is amazing.

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. . . . . that there are members on this board that use that sort of deception habitually.

Post the sunset, we'll believe you.
Yeah! Bastards!
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