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Dragonfly Glow   Leave a comment

Dragonfly Glow — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“When one person suffers from a delusion,
it is called insanity.
When many people suffer from a delusion
it is called a Religion.”

— from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance:
An Inquiry Into Values
by Robert M. Pirsig

Sunset Over The Tucson Mountains   Leave a comment

Sunset Over The Tucson Mountains — Image by kenne

I look at a sunset

and begin to wonder

what is the relationship

between the senses

and matters of beauty,

art and taste responding

one’s feelings and emotions?

The quality of being.

— kenne

Black Mountains Highway   Leave a comment

Black Mountains Highway Into The Sunset In Northwest Arizona — Image by kenne

“And soon it is nothing but beautiful warmth and wind and speed and sun down the empty road.
Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than to arrive.”

— from Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

Hummingbird Art   1 comment

Hummingbird Art by kenne

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.” 

— Rumi

After All Is Exhausted, Nature Remains   Leave a comment

Sunset — Image by kenne

After you have exhausted what there is
in business, politics, conviviality, and so on –
have found that none of these finally satisfy,
or permanently wear – what remains?
Nature remains.”

— Walt Whitman

The Will To Live   2 comments

Internalizing Existence — Abstract by kenne

I seek to satisfy the Will
Through art and philosophy
To better cope with
The problems of Being
While seeking direction
For Becoming in the will to live.

This is a driving force to
Consume moments, things
Ideas, goals, and facts only to
Possess a state of being,
Where nothing remains but
Abandonment and boredom.

This is more apparent in the
The constant appearance of death
Taking place in the reality of
The world around us that is crazy,
sad, violent reality of existing

in a state where the mind and body
Are often in a conspiracy against.

We see the world around us
Through each experience
Creating personal filters
Used to interpret what is reality
Therefore, what is real is not real
Resulting in becoming a prisoner
Of our own making.

— kenne

Golden Columbine On Mt. Lemmon   3 comments

Golden Columbine On Mt. Lemmon, July 2022 — Image by kenne

The only wisdom we can hope to acquire

Is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless.

— from Four Quartets by T. S. Eliot

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

 

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