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Sunset Dancers

you shall above all things be glad and young
For if you’re young, whatever life you wear

It will become you;and if you are glad
whatever’s living will yourself become.

– e. e. cummings

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Where Are All The Heroes? (Or, Photographosophy, After A Hard Week)

July 22, 2012

One cannot always be a hero, but one can always be human. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Last week was one to strain the heart. There were the ordinary trials and tribulations associated with being human all-too-human. And then there was the violence, the terror, the terrible thing piled upon the other terrible things that [...]

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He Can Be Your Hero, Baby

May 16, 2012

The superman… has organized the chaos of his passions, given style to his character, and become creative. — Nietzsche. (And what is the leaping, be-clogged Space Ranger but an Uber-Mensch? What is he, indeed? Ecce Jasper.)

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The Exultation Of The Possible

April 4, 2012

Kampala, Uganda / April 2012 (I am here, learning.) (Here is something I have learned. It was not a lesson that I expected, and is all the more precious for that.) (Yes, I found the words. As I knew I would.) (“Play is the exultation of the possible” – Martin Buber said that. He was [...]

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Far Away There In The Sunshine

March 18, 2012

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. – Louisa May Alcott

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Instagrammatica #17

July 7, 2011

There is a point where in the mystery of existence contradictions meet; where movement is not all movement and stillness is not all stillness; where the idea and the form, the within and the without, are united; where infinite becomes finite, yet not. — Rabindranath Tagore And then there is the point where small children [...]

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Random Inspiration #637

March 24, 2011

Theodore Dreiser, as interpreted by Gary Sweeney (at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Well, in the parking lot.) This statement raises the question, of course: where does that leave peanut butter? It helps, though, if one completes Dreiser’s quote – “… gathered on wings of misery and travail” – and you realize, oh, he’s [...]

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Gandhi, Obviously, Never Had Birthday Cake

November 17, 2010

There are limits to self-indulgence, none to self-restraint. – Gandhi (Photographosophy, Gandhi Totally Should Have Tried Some Cake Edition) (Hey! You can enter this Windows 7 phone (plus chocolate!) giveaway every day! Here, too! And? The comments are really, really awesome and full of great ‘encourage your kids to embrace the idea that less is [...]

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Don’t Let Me Get Too Deep

November 3, 2010

(Further to yesterday’s reflections on the divine…) If, then, God is always in that good state in which we sometimes are, this compels our wonder; and if in a better state this compels it yet more. And God is in a better state. And life also belongs to God; for the actuality of thought is [...]

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The Mellow Autumn Came

October 1, 2010

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus (Photographosopy, Fall Is Not Necessarily A Metaphor For Age Edition) (Other reading for this fine fall day: tetchiness about the buzz around the Fisher Price recall, bitchiness about public health PSA’s in Australia – really, what are they putting in the [...]

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