Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Category

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

Nothingness   2 comments

Brother Tom at the Fish Market Window in Seattle — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Nothingness

Staring out the window
nothing comes into view,
fog drafts off the sound

It doesn’t matter
if nothing is seen,
gaze drafts afar

Even the usual seagulls
are overlooked,
even their calls

It is as if my senses
have ceased,
for the duration

Standing at the window
in my solitude,
fade into nothingness

Yet, still waiting
in my loneliness,
the vacuum to end.

— kenne

 

A Pernicious Source . . .   Leave a comment

8th Grade Student Deciding Whether To Eat The Berries — Image by kenne
 
A pernicious source of bad decisions in our lives…
Knowing just enough about a topic to think you’re right,
but not enough to know you’re wrong.
 
— Neil deGrasse Tyson
 
 
 
 

Oleander Blossoms   Leave a comment

Oleander Blossoms — Tiled Gallery 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

Love Should Manifest Itself . . .   2 comments

Yellow Cactus Blossoms — Tiled Gallery by kenne

Suffering occurs when we want

other people to love us in the way

that we imagine we want to be loved,

and not in the way that love should manifest itself

— free and untrammeled,

guiding us with its force and driving us on.

— Paulo Coelho

Morning Walk On The Tanque Verde Wash Trail   1 comment

Morning Walk On The Tanque Verde Wash Trail — HDR Image by kenne

“Direction is so much more important than speed.” Or said another way;
“Sometimes being low is the best way to reach your goal,
just think about what you may learn on the way.”

— kenne

In Spite Of . . .   2 comments

In Spite of the Drought Nature Finds Ways To Survive — Image by kenne

Life is a journey

trying to learn

the unwritten

laws of living.

— kenne

Pipevine Swallowtail Abstract   Leave a comment

Pipevine Swallowtail Abstract — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual.
Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom. 
If one could but recall his vision by some sort of sign. It was in this hope that the arts were invented.
Sign-posts on the way to what may be. Sign-posts toward greater knowledge.”

— Robert Henri

Clouds Breakup After Snow On The Mountains   1 comment

Clouds Breakup After Snow On The Mountains — Image by kenne

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that
within me there lay an invincible summer.

— Albert Camus

An Old Friend   2 comments

Visual Artist Malcolm Alexander (03/10/12) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“I reject the Puritanical notion that the body is ugly and must be hidden
in clothes to be acceptable. It is said that Rodin gave the body’s beauty
back to the artist. I have come to the recognition that all bodies are beautiful.
I’m only sorry that I’m part of a culture that has caused all women to be ashamed
of some part (if not all parts) of their bodies because they think it is not up to what
someone else dictates it should look like. I want to capture the creative,

sexual spirit that animates all of us. As we are all made in God’s image,
if we are ashamed of our bodies, we are ashamed of God.”

“When given a choice of elements and composition, you may think a laymen might
not know how to choose harmony and an artist would. But most people instinctively
choose the security of harmony. An artist will choose chaos so that one can bring a 
new order and harmony to it. Such has been my life.”

— Malcolm Alexander

 

Finding The Way   Leave a comment

Finding the Way Through Doubtful Pass– Image by kenne

“Unfortunately I am afraid, as always, of going on. For to go on means going from here, means finding me,
losing me, vanishing and beginning again, a stranger first, then little by little the same as always, in another place,
where I shall say I have always been, of which I shall know nothing, being incapable of seeing,
moving, thinking, speaking,
but of which little by little, in spite of these handicaps, I shall begin to know something,
just enough for it to
turn out to be the same place as always, the same which seems made for me and does not want
me,
which I seem to want and do not want, take your choice, which spews me out or swallows me up, I’ll never know,
which is perhaps merely the inside of my distant skull where once I wandered, now am fixed, lost for tininess, or
straining against the walls, with my head, my hands, my feet, my back, and ever murmuring my old stories,
my old
story, as if it were the first time.”

― from The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett

Cooper’s Hawk After Sex   Leave a comment

Cooper’s Hawk after Sex — Image by kenne

Sometimes to love someone, you’ve got to be a stranger.

— kenne

A ’70s Self‑Portrait   Leave a comment

A ’70s Self‑Portrait (At my desk at Southern Illinois University.) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

In the early 1970s, I worked on a grant program called Career  Development for Children Project (CDCP).
The project’s core theses were founded on the concept of an educational serving the community through direct
attention to individual citizens’ needs and goals. It intended to refocus the learning and related services
of public education toward the individual’s development.

— kenne

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