Still Life

October 26, 2015

IMG_9003“I’ll risk everything together with you.”
― Henrik Ibsen


October 24, 2015

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atop some crumbling building,
spring to life
a resuscitated
― Saul Williams

Day One

October 23, 2015

october2015-guthrie-09-small (1 of 1)“We think that the world is limited and explained by its past. We tend to think that what happened in the past determines what is going to happen next, and we do not see that it is exactly the other way around! What is always the source of the world is the present; the past doesn’t explain a thing. The past trails behind the present like the wake of a ship and eventually disappears.”
— Alan W. Watts


October 23, 2015

october2015-guthrie-14-small (1 of 1)october2015-guthrie-13-small (1 of 1)“Like love, the light or guidance of truth that influences us exists only in living form, not in principles or rules or expectations or advice, however widely circulated”
— Alan W. Watts


October 23, 2015

october2015-apples-15-small (1 of 1)“That luminous part of you that exists beyond personality–your soul, if you will–is as bright and shining as any that has ever been….Clear away everything that keeps you separate from this secret luminous place. Believe it exists, come to know it better, nurture it, share its fruits tirelessly.”
― George Saunders

Indian Summer

October 22, 2015

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— Jeanette Winterson


October 22, 2015

october2015-apples-11-small (1 of 1)“We can be as honest as we are ignorant. If we are, when asked what is beyond the horizon of the known, we must say that we do not know. We can tell the truth, and we can enjoy the blessed freedom that the brave have won. We can destroy the monsters of superstition, the hissing snakes of ignorance and fear. We can drive from our minds the frightful things that tear and wound with beak and fang. We can civilize our fellow-men. We can fill our lives with generous deeds, with loving words, with art and song, and all the ecstasies of love. We can flood our years with sunshine — with the divine climate of kindness, and we can drain to the last drop the golden cup of joy.”
— Robert G. Ingersoll


October 22, 2015

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“Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to Joy, and makes royal kings and queens of common clay. It is the perfume of that wondrous flower, the heart, and without that sacred passion, that divine swoon, we are less than beasts; but with it, earth is heaven, and we are gods.”
― Robert G. Ingersoll


October 21, 2015

october2015-walk-13-small (1 of 1)“A garden should make you feel you’ve entered privileged space — a place not just set apart but reverberant — and it seems to me that, to achieve this, the gardener must put some kind of twist on the existing landscape, turn its prose into something nearer poetry.”
― Michael Pollan

Trail Walking

October 21, 2015

october2015-walk-02-small (1 of 1)“My mother taught me many Cherokee stories. She taught through example to be a helper to everyone you ever meet. She taught me that everyone is special in this life, that love has no boundaries, and that boundaries cannot be set on love.”
―J.T. Garrett