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I Am A Desert Trail   Leave a comment

Italian Springs 2013Dark Desert Grassland — Computer Painting by kenne

I am a desert trail

wondering

through dark grasslands

alone

but not lonely

clothed

with gladness

embraced

by the 

mountain ranges

I separate the grass

providing

a sandy channel

for mountain rains

to clean

the desert soul

never

to be wash away.

— kenne

Humphreys Peak   Leave a comment

Sedona & Talking Stick ResortHumphreys Peak In Northern Arizona– Computer Painting by kenne

Find high ground

in northern Arizona,

panning the horizon

in a 360 degree view,

you will always see

her presence —

the peak above

the San Francisco Peaks.

kenne

Sunset By The Tanque Verde Wash   Leave a comment

Super MoonSunset By The Wash — Computer Painting by kenne

Thou that hast giv’n so much to me,
Give the thing more, a gratefull heart;
See how Thy beggar works in Thee
By art:
He makes thy gifts occasion more
And says, if he in this be crost,
All Thou hast given him heretofore
Is lost.

— George Herbert

Female Phainopepla Painting   Leave a comment

Bear Canyon 2013Female Phainopepla — Computer Painting by kenne

The cool wind blew in my face
and all at once I felt as if I had
shed dullness from myself.
Before me lay a long gray line
with a black mark down the center.
The birds were singing.
It was spring.

— Burl Ives

Man In Boat   Leave a comment

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013“Man In Boat” — Computer Painting by kenne

For Whom The Bell Tolls

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manner of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

— John Donne

Western Bluebird Painting   Leave a comment

Bird WalkWestern Bluebird — Computer Painting by kenne

When you find yourself 

out on a limb alone

it’s best to be a bird.

— kenne

Abandoning All False Dichotomies   Leave a comment

Rose Sunset kenneSelf Portrait — Computer Painting by kenne

In his book, The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics, Richard Rohr writes about third-eye seeing, which allows for a co-equal footing of the first eye (the physical sense of sight) and the second eye (the eye of thinking, reasoning and reflecting). The Mystics build upon the first two eyes by affirming their fundamental connection in such a way to avoid the simplistic symmetry of dualities. The resulting connection is what Rohr calls, “presence.”  

“It is experienced as a moment of deep inner connection,
and it always pulls you, intensely satisfied,
into the naked and undefended now,
which can involve both profound joy
and profound sadness at the very same time,” Rohr writes.

By abandoning all false dichotomies, the captured moment can be viewed in the presence, which I have referred to as “the now” in earlier postings.  The further we travel inward the more everything appears to merge into an inexpressible, but nevertheless real, sense of oneness with the world around us.

— kenne

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