Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Category

Never Believe Your Own Lies   4 comments

Cactus Blossom: Kind of Holiness or Wonderfulness in Nature (April 10, 2022) — Image by kenne

Above all, don’t lie to yourself.
The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie
comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him,
or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others.
And having no respect he ceases to love.”

— Fyodor Mikhailevich Dostoevsky

Bloomed Overnight   6 comments

Patio Cactus Blossom — Bloomed Overnight — Image by kenne

“Love. In the best of times, it is a dream. In the worst of times, a salvation.”

— from “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah

Phainopepla   1 comment

Female Phainopepla In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

“The meaning of life is just to be alive.
It is so plain and so obvious and so simple.
And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic
as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”

― Alan Wilson Watts

Golden Columbine Wildflower   Leave a comment

Golden Columbine Wildflower In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

“We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own.
For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.”

— Alan Watts

American Snout Butterfly   Leave a comment

American Snout Butterfly — Image by kenne

“A good poem helps to change the shape and significance of the universe,

helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him.”

—Dylan Thomas

Memories   Leave a comment

“Memories” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Truth and our memories are a series of disjointed facts connected by our imagination,

a distortion of our senses which is why life is an illusion.

— kenne

Orange Sulpher Butterfly   Leave a comment

Orange Sulpher Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.”

— Rita Mae Brown

Hiking To Romero Pools   Leave a comment

Hiking To Romero Pools in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Hiking provides opportunities to be present in the moment

becoming emotionally attached to nature.

— kenne

 

BURNING CONSCIOUSNESS!!   Leave a comment

I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking,
what I’m looking at,
what I see and what it means.
What I want and what I fear.

— from Why I Write by Joan Didion 

Sonoran Abstract   2 comments

Sonoran Abstract — Photo-Artistry by kenne

All art contains elements taken
from what is perceived as real.
The more elements are distorted,
reflecting a common ground
of color and line, allowing
each to stand alone,
while searching for new ways
to express emotions beyond
the reach of words.

— kenne

Thankful For Another Beautiful Day   Leave a comment

Another Beautiful Day In The Catalina Foothills — Image by kenne

“I always thank Mother Nature for all the beauty in the world.

It’s about having an attitude of gratitude.”

Be A Flower   Leave a comment

Flatspine Stickseed — Image by kenne

Be a flower. 
Be a seed. 
Let your growth
Arouse curiosity.
Let it fascinate
And amaze.
Let it inspire the artist
And the scientist. 
Let it shock the doubters.
Let it grant hope
To the hopeless.
Let it begin in silence, 
And end with a loud bang.
Don’t be an open book –
Be mysterious. 
Be extraordinary,
B
e undefinable, 
Be a ball of fiery fire, 
And above all, 
Grow in silence, 
And let your success
Do the talking.

― from Song of a Nature Lover by Michael Bassey Johnson, 

Scorpionweed   Leave a comment

Scorpionweed — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“The world isn’t just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no?
And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?
Doesn’t that make life a story?”

― from Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Dominant Themes of Life   Leave a comment

Mt. Lemmon Western Sneezeweed — Image by kenne

The Dominant Themes of Life

Time present
Time past
Time Future
Timelessness
Identity
Memory
Consciousness
Humility
Place
Love

— kenne

Shifting Gears   Leave a comment

Bee On Desert Chicory (Santa Catalina Mountains) — Image by kenne

You should always know 
when you’re shifting gears
in life.

You should leave your era,
it should never leave you.

— Leontyne Price

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