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“What I Have Learned So Far”   Leave a comment

Rose-1955 art blogDigital Image by kenne

Meditation is old and honorable, so why should I
not sit, every morning of my life, on the hillside,
looking into the shining world? Because, properly
attended to, delight, as well as havoc, is suggestion.
Can one be passionate about the just, the
ideal, the sublime, and the holy, and yet commit
to no labor in its cause? I don’t think so.

— from “What I Have Learned So Far” by Mary Oliver

Stone Balancing — Feeling The Silent “Click”   2 comments

Stone BalancingArt Work by kenne

Like yoga, stone balancing requires patience, focus, and a deep stillness of the mind. We have several in our yard and on the patio. “In a very literal sense, it feels like creating a state of union with the environment.” – Michael Grab

Stone BalancingArt Work by kenne

Life is all about balance.
Stones connect when
They are balanced
With earth’s center
Through your body —
A silent “click.”

— kenne

Miller Creek Trail   5 comments

Miller Creek TrailMiller Creek Trail in the Rincon Mountains — Digital Art by kenne

“When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You’re too this, or I’m too this.’ That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.”

– Ram Dass

Cactus Digital Art — Existing in Absurdity   2 comments

Barrel Cactus-3522 art blogCactus Digital Art — by kenne

Life, art, and logic are full of absurdities of various kinds.
We conceptualize absurdities when we
discuss square circles and circular squares.
It is art that is able to provide a mediator
between the strange and the real.

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“The creative act is only an incomplete and abstract moment in the production of a work.”

— Jean-Paul Sartre

 

Forever   1 comment

Wildhorse TrailDead Saguaro Cactus — Image by kenne

The one thing we know about
forever, it doesn’t last too long.

— kenne

Greater Roadrunner Sitting On Nest   3 comments

Nesting Roadrunner blogGreater Roadrunner Sitting On Nest In A Cholla Cacti — Image by kenne

A capitalist society requires a culture based on images.
It needs to furnish vast amounts of entertainment in order to
stimulate buying and anesthetize the injuries of class, race, and sex.”

—  from “On Photography” by Susan Sontag

Does It Matter . . .   3 comments

Saguaro Cactus B&W-1154 blog.jpgSaguaro Cactus In Sabino Canyon — Black & White Image by kenne

“Does it matter whether one is required to complete the work
or whether one is free to desist from the work
if you must meet a final art that certainly you did not make?”

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“Philosophical problems are conceptual confusions
that arise when a form of utterance appropriate
to one mode of discourse is mistakenly used in the wrong context
Confusions must be unpicked employing ordinary uses of language.”

— from Tom Turner’s Notes

 

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