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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-04-30 10:21
Subject: [art] Your Thursday moment of zen
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Tags:art, china, personal, photos, zen
Paper Cutting Silhouette of Jay
Your Thursday moment of zen.

ETA: @hanov3r on Twitter provides the following translation of the Chinese text: "Souvenir for visiting Xi'An"

ETA2: Via tweetbrain.com, @fangchin suggests: "Souvenir for visiting Xi'An" is too literally translated. I would do "For a fond memory of your Xi'An trip".

Originally published at jlake.com.

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misofuhni: en pointe
User: misofuhni
Date: 2009-04-30 18:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:en pointe
Zen? Maybe not zen, but I appreciated the giggle.

Good likeness. Looks like shadow art
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-04-30 18:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My camera. I was walking down a market alley near the Grand Mosque in Xi'an, and this guy started following me with a pair of scissors. He cut the paper as he walked, took about two minutes doing it, then sold it to me for the equivalent of $0.50 or so.
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Kelly Green
User: saycestsay
Date: 2009-04-30 19:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
looks like a new character on Doonesbury.
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scarlettina
User: scarlettina
Date: 2009-04-30 19:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Very cool--and not a bad likeness. Recognized you immediately. What's the Chinese across the bottom say? Any idea?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-04-30 21:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No, actually I don't, but I'll ask the mighty TwitterBrain.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-04-30 21:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
And the mighty Twitterbrain responds:

"Souvenir for visiting Xi'An"
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derekjgoodman
User: derekjgoodman
Date: 2009-05-01 19:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Why am I getting a flashback to the old Alfred Hitchcock show?
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