Green for the color blind (helpful stuff) to rhapsodize on green would be boring...suffices to say I love green...new growth green olive green all green
Green is life. Abundant in nature, green signifies growth, renewal, health, and environment. On the flip side, green is jealousy or envy (green-eyed monster) and inexperience.
In nature the star shape is abundant, here on this dried nut, in a sand dollar, in an orange, or apple center, a starfish...somehow magical and mystical
macro-day entry Green
Excerpt from 'Heart' by Gail Godwin " Above all else guard your heart," warns Proverb 4:32, " for it is the wellspring of life." What would it be like for you and your heart to journey into a darkness that might poison or dry up this treasured wellspring- or deepen and enlarge it, if you come through? Why does it strike a richer emotional chord when someone says, "let me tell you about my heart of darkness" .......................Could it be that our utmost experiences of darkness always engage the heart? If my heart, if the inmost sanctuary of my being, the taproot of its love and will, the very source of its energy and life- to borrow from Evelyn Underhill's definition-has not been touched, or broken, or altered, or shaken to the core by the darkness, hasn't it been just another head trip, a barren intellectual undertaking that bears no fruit?"
"Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace. By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the Divine Perfection; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beast. Between these two extremes are all the grades of character, and man is their true maker and master." James Allen
thursday challenge Books
"My heart is in a place where everything I love (whether imagination or in truth) has free entrance. It is where I store my memories, all my happiness, and my sorrow and there is a large compartment in it labeled "Dreams". Katherine Mansfield
lensday entry Yellow
the universe does not judge us; it only provides consequences and lessons and opportunities to balance and learn through the law of cause and effect. Compassion is the recognition that we are each doing the best we can within the limits of our current beliefs and capacities. Dan Millman
macro-day entry Intricate
Kites at the beach (Canon G5)
" It takes a long time to grow young" Pablo Picasso
thursday challenge Play
Scott Haefner 360 degree panoramas Kite photography
When confusion reigns and the waitress begins to think that the hungry exist for her, and the air hostess begins to think that the passengers exist for her, and the pharmacist begins to think that the patient exists for her, and the reviewer begins to think that the author exists for her- and not the other way about:
When confusion reigns I too, my love, begin to think that you were made for me. Nino Nikolov (b.1933)
lensday entry Dark
4.Beware of things in duplicate...
Beware of things in duplicate: a set of knives, the cufflinks in a drawer, the dice, the pair of Queens, the eyes of someone sitting next to you. Attend to that empty minute in the evening when you look at the clock, you see its hands are fixed on the same hour you noticed at your morning coffee. These are the moments to beware when there is nothing so familiar or so close that it cannot betray you: a twin, an extra key, an echo, your own reflection in the glass. Dana Gioia (b.1950)
I dug through my beginner archives for this one. While it is not technically wonderful, for me it epitomizes the theme word Chaos. This was my previous work environment, and a typical 6:00AM workday. Anywhere from 17-24 people a day was my normal training load...Chaotic at best, and the early morning crowd was always the most fun.
photo tuesday entry Chaos
Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.
macro-day entry Blue
It is only since I have had my own child that I have known how much I always failed to do what I might have done for the happiness of you both... It seems to me as if I never sympathized with you as I ought, or tried to embellish and sustain your life, as far as it is possible. Margaret Fuller, American writer and critic, to her mother Margarett C. Fuller, Nov. 7th, 1849
i-gizmo entry Flower
A human mind is small when thinking of small things. It is large when embracing the maker of walking, thinking and flying. If I can locate the sense beyond desire, I will not eat or drink until I stagger into the earth with grief. I will locate the point of dawning and awaken with the longest day in the world. Joy Harjo (b. 1951)
Scour the Mind...
Scour the mind w/diamond brushes. Cleanse into Mandalas. Memory keeps us wicked & warm. The Time temple. Who'll go first? Cloaked figures huddled by walls. A head moves clocklike slowly. I'm coming. Wait for me. Jim Morrison
lensday entry Metal
so many languages have fallen off the edge of the world into the dragon's mouth. some where there be monsters whose teeth are sharp and sparkle with lost people. lost poems. who among us can imagine ourselves unimagined? who among us can speak with so fragile tongue and remain proud?
photo tuesday entry Loneliness
"Age means nothing. I can't get old; I'm working. I was old when I was 21 and out of work. As long as you're working you stay young. When I'm in front of an audience, all that love and vitality sweeps over me and I forget my age." George Burns
moody monday entry Working