A fortune served up with a random* digital photograph from Flickr. Reload!
Daruma LACMA M.91.220 (2 of 2) by Fæ
Hakuin 258 by fishgiae
Hakuin 254 by fishgiae
Approaching the gates of the monastery, Hakuin found Ken the Zen preaching to a group of disciples. "Words..." Ken orated, "they are but an illusory veil obfuscating the absolute reality of --" "Ken!" Hakuin interrupted. "Your fly is down!" Whereupon the Clear Light of Illumination exploded upon Ken, and he vaporized. On the way to town, Hakuin was greeted by an itinerant monk imbued with the spirit of the morning. "Ah," the monk sighed, a beatific smile wrinkling across his cheeks, "Thou art That..." "Ah," Hakuin replied, pointing excitedly, "And Thou art Fat!" Whereupon the Clear Light of Illumination exploded upon the monk, and he vaporized. Next, the Governor sought the advice of Hakuin, crying: "As our enemies bear down upon us, how shall I, with such heartless and callow soldiers as I am heir to, hope to withstand the impending onslaught?" "US?" snapped Hakuin. Whereupon the Clear Light of Illumination exploded upon the Governor, and he vaporized. Then, a redneck went up to Hakuin and vaporized the old Master with his shotgun. "Ha! Beat ya' to the punchline, ya' scrawny li'l geek!"
* The photographs and fortunes are only related to each other by virtue of being on this page together. The views expressed are not those of the operator of this website or the photographers whose works are shown. So how does it work? A fortune or quote is chosen at random and then the frequency of each word is computed. Then one of those words is used in a tag search on Flickr from which random photographs are chosen.