Just a brief thank you to everyone who commented on the two "scenic" posts. So many thoughtful comments and such a wide and interesting variety of perspectives. It reminds me to mention that Internet discussions are never deciding anything—we're not seeking to become a "community of belief" that has a doctrine that must be adhered to. Agreement, especially enforced agreement, is never the point. Discussion of art and practices, of experiences and aesthetics, are almost the opposite of that—they're collections of insights from which each individual can pick and choose. When someone says something that resonates for you, that sticks in your mind, then perhaps it's something you're ready to hear, a "hand up" for your own evolving thoughts, an insight that could help; when another person says something you think is wrong or that leaves you cold, no harm's done. The insights that miss are the way you get to the insights that help. To the nourishing kernels amongst the chaff.
I always try to pick a few representative comments to promote to "featured" status, adding them to the post, for people who don't want or don't have time to read all the comments. But I could have picked just as long a list of entirely different comments, there were so many good ones. I enjoyed the discussion.
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