August 31, 2011

ben on roof

“There’s a reason they call God a presence—because God is right here, right now.  In the present is the only place to find Him, and now is the only time.”  –Elizabeth Gilbert


August 31, 2011

rendering plant

“God dwells within you as you yourself, exactly the way you are….To know God you need only to renounce one thing—your sense of division from God.”  –Swamiji

A Little Seth

August 31, 2011

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“Our whole business therefore in this life is to restore to health the eye of the heart whereby God may be seen.”  –Saint Augustine

Cutting Steel

August 30, 2011

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"I was always attracted not by some quantifiable, external beauty, but by something deep down, something absolute. Just as some people have a secret love for rainstorms, earthquakes, or blackouts. For want of a better word, call it magnetism. Like it or not, it’s a kind of power that snares people and reels them in."
— Haruki Murakami

Mid Air

August 30, 2011


"It’s not God who’s fucked up, it’s the screamers who say they believe in him and who claim to pursue their ends in his holy name."
— John Irving (A Prayer for Owen Meany)

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"Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I’m gazing at a distant star.
It’s dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago.
Maybe the star doesn’t even exist any more. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything."
— Haruki Murakami

Hanna’s Arrival

August 29, 2011


"You are always someone’s favorite unfolding story"
— Ann Patchett


August 29, 2011


"I wanted to become the seeker, the aroused and passionate explorer, and it was better to go at it knowing nothing at all, always choosing the unmarked bottle, always choosing your own unproven method, armed with nothing but faith and a belief in astonishment."
— Pat Conroy

Chuck and Bingo

August 29, 2011

the new shop chuck and bingo

"She waited for the train to pass. Then she said, "I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while."
— Haruki Murakami


August 29, 2011

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"It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story."
— Haruki Murakami