There are cheap ones, old ones, elegant ones, expensive ones, works of art, as much as true examples of bad taste, but most ashtrays are easily breakable. My new ashtray acquisition is made out of bronze.
Suddenly I am happily caught in the life of collecting - pipes, ashtrays, cigars and other aspects of fine-smoking. Here is one of my Ganneval Bondier Donninger Pipes, better known as GBD. This one is stamped "Century", "London, England", "1625".
Life is propelled by and extended through hunger, as much as it is supported by the activities that subside or consume hunger and by the joy experienced through them. Life becomes liveliness when we learn to please our palate and our mind and understand that our existence is not merely biology, but predominantly metaphysical. As [...]
Even where and how an ash is laid to rest is important.