Re: The Pause that Refreshes

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Tue Jun 06 2000 - 19:20:56 MDT

"Bill Douglass" <> writes:

> My Stepfather has been tapping into similar areas recently, but on a longer
> time-scale, by cultivating a number of Bonsai plants. After first getting
> into the hobby, in his mid-50s, he loved it but was disappointed to learn
> that he would probably never be a true Bonsai master, because such is said
> to take sixty or more years. I just mention it because a long time-scale
> art such as this seems like something that might appeal to extropians. I
> may get into it myself one day, when/if I have my feet firmly planted in one
> geographic location (most bonsais require daily watering).

And once you have mastered bonsai and find the trees growing too fast
for you, there is always bonsai mountains...

(Mountain bonsai is described as " The most testing form of bonsai,
practised only by History Monks and other very long-lived persons who
don't mind waiting a thousand years to see what happens next." - The
Discworld Companion)

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
GCS/M/S/O d++ -p+ c++++ !l u+ e++ m++ s+/+ n--- h+/* f+ g+ w++ t+ r+ !y

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