My grandfather was one of those larger than life people, common enough perhaps for immigrant pater and mater familias at the turn of the 20th Century. He emigrated from Poland at 16 to avoid military service, worked any number of jobs including steelworker, Continue reading “Easter, 1982”
Another of Buddhism’s three marks of existence is Impermanence. Everything comes into existence, stays around for some length of time, and then, when causes and conditions no longer support it, it ceases.
This constant change is one of the sources of Dukkha I mentioned in a previous post. Meditating on this is an important part of the Buddhist path.
So running across the Szpliman Award, I found a resonance with this. The Award’s description is:
The Szpilman Award is awarded to works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time. The purpose of the award is to promote such works whose forms consist of ephemeral situations.