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Really small viewing stones

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:03 pm

Hello to All,

well this island is mostly clay, so stones are rare, but we try.
[ Chris has seen these from years ago.]

They are all natural as found in nature.
No alterations.
Feel free to comment. Yay or Nay.
Khaimraj



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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:08 pm

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hello khaimraj

Post  ogie on Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:16 am

hello,
nice and really petite Smile Smile Smile
regards,
alex

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Post  Chris Cochrane on Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:44 pm

Hi Khaimraj... Do you use the larger gravel (realizing it is still small, but larger than sand) because it is easier to keep & clean. I think it is a practical choice for everyday viewing, but I also like neutral-color sand to highlight the stone for sharing a stone with friends. As you are aware, I've displayed stones in natural-color haydite (expanded shale) which is large & arguably distracting-- even in a club (bonsai museum venue) exhibit.

Maintaining sand without debris is a lot of work. Even preparing it once if you don't have clean sand requires considerable effort. Sand which is dry & never saturated with water never grips the stone quite like wetted sand, even when the wetted sand dries.

I'm glad we can share here with less formality. Each of your stones speaks with feeling.

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:10 pm

Hello to All,

Alex thanks for looking.

Chris, apologies, I don't have a space or place set aside for viewing stones. What you are looking at there is just me setting up a situation to show the group, stones I have collected on the beach over the years. Didn't mean to lead you on.

At a later date I will show a few more. By the way I can walk the beach for miles before I find one stone that really stimulates a memory.
I found a really impressive highly mirror polished dark stone, but after a few months home even after soaking and washing, it just fell apart. Amazing, I had never seen that before!
Stay Well.
Khaimraj

*By the way I am taking notes.

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Post  Chris Cochrane on Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:51 pm

Hi Khaimraj... I thought your intention as pure as snow and apologize if you thought I questioned it.

We all show informally & even outside guidance of which we are aware in order to share. Occasionally, I try to set a stone correctly to show respect for the stone & for members of the forum, but not as often as I should. Sand would be shown absolutely flat (as lying after fully saturated & drying) in Japanese practice. It is easy and barely discernible to mound it slightly when displaying in dry sand.

In his recent presentation in Pennsylvania (USA), Morimae apologized for using shortcuts-- including placement of a suiseki in dry sand in order to move the stone in presentation between two suiban. I appreciated his thoughtfulness in clarifying.

In another presentation, Toy Sato noted we can never deceive ourselves and should never deceive others. It is a clear, bright line that signifies honesty. She embodies the ideal in speech and practice.

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:26 pm

Ohhhh, I get it Chris.

Next time I show I will present the image as correctly as I should.
Once again apologies. These stones are kept wrapped in a hand made box and I take them out once in while just to touch the past, they have never been displayed anywhere.

Taking more notes.
Thanks again.
Khaimraj

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Post  Chris Cochrane on Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:53 pm

Hi Khaimraj... I meant to say just the opposite of what you heard. Please, show stones however you like, here. Do not limit yourself to sharing images "as correctly as I should."

There is nothing for which to apologize in your generous sharing.


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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:06 pm

Chris,

there is a standard to be maintained, and if it isn't --------- lo what chaos will reign.

You are teaching me, I am happy to sit and learn. Very Happy
Khaimraj




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