Archive for the ‘Existential Moment’ Tag

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

Italian Springs Trail Panorama   Leave a comment

Italian Springs Trail Leading To The Base Of Mica Mountain In The Rincon Mountains East Of Tucson (March 18, 2013) — Panorama by kenne

set camp at the top

needing a restful night’s sleep

watching the sunset

— kenne

Sunset from Mica Mountain — Image by kenne

Standing At Nature’s Alter   2 comments

Standing At Nature’s Alter — Image by kenne (Monday Morning Milers — August 29, 2011)

Standing at Nature’s Alter

When we stand at the
altar of nature,
we stand with the greats;
Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Henry David Thoreau,
and John Muir,
each having helped define
our relationship
with nature and language —

“Every natural fact is a symbol
of some spiritual fact,
. . . words are signs of natural facts.”

Nature’s beauty becomes
a source of spiritual energy
connecting all things
into a universal whole
with the power of our
thoughts and will.

We stand at nature’s altar
not separate from her,
seeing us in the flowers,
insects, animals, mountains,
creating a unified landscape
of our inward and outward senses.

Like all relationships,
the experience depends
on the degree of harmony
between us and nature,
therefore becoming a gift
granted while walking with nature
as she is embraced in our minds –

Enlighten, she shares her secrets,
making the universe more “transparent.”
Yet, the gift may only offer a glimpse,
to be shared in images and words,
charming all living things.

— kenne

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. — John Muir

An Ominous Sign   1 comment

Turkey Vulture — Image by kenne

This turkey vulture landed in a mesquite tree 25’ from our patio.
This was two days after my best friend, Tom Markey had passed away — an ominous sign.
Or, had the bird become a little disoriented because of the monsoon storms?

(My camera lens focused more on the branches than the bird.)

— kenne

Upper Sabino Canyon Panorama   Leave a comment

Upper Sabino Canyon In the Santa Catalina Mountains (November 18, 2011) — Panorama by kenne

A light wind 
As we hike
Up through
The canyon
Late fall
Eight miles
Out and back

— kenne

Last Night Before Overnight Rain   6 comments

Last Night Before Overnight Rain — Image by kenne

Desert dwellers wait

For the summer rains to fall

Refreshing the air

— kenne

Beautiful Girls   Leave a comment

Beautiful Girls (Christmas, 2005) — Image by kenne

Beautiful girls smile

Each dreaming of tomorrow

Future is waiting

— kenne

Camera Shop   Leave a comment

Camera Shop — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Storefronts softly fade

under a solid blue sky

near Spanish Plaza.

— kenne

Mexican Cactus Fly   Leave a comment

Mexican Cactus Fly on Sneezeweed — NDR Image by kenne

Mountain storms help me
Know places for the first time
Pointing to one end.

— kenne

Monsoon Blues   2 comments

View from the Patio — Panorama by kenne

Monsoon Blues

July mornings begin
With a beautiful blue sky.
This is the monsoon season,
So by mid-day, the clouds
Begin to move in,
Again and again
Only to move on
Dropping rain
Somewhere else —
The drought continues.

— kenne

 

Different Bodies, Same Minds   2 comments

Justin (the Photo Boomer), Joy, and Kenne, in Galveston — Image Scanned in 2006 from the Late 1980s

different bodies

same minds

unlike for B. B.

the thrill remains

— kenne

Abstract Art, 2006   Leave a comment

“These Fellings” — B & W Abstract by kenne

You know it ain’t easy
For these thoughts here to leave me
There’s no words to describe it
In French or in English

`cause diamonds they fade
And flowers they bloom
And I’m telling you

These feelings won’t go away
They’ve been knockin’ me sideways
They’ve been knockin’ me out lately
Whenever you come around me

These feelings won’t go away
They’ve been knockin’ me sideways
I keep thinking in a moment that
Time will take them away
But these feelings won’t go away

— Clarence Copeland Greenwood

Glowing Sunset   Leave a comment

Glowing Sunset — Image by kenne

“Life does not come with instructions on how to live,

but it does come with trees, sunsets, smiles, and laughter,

so enjoy your day.”

— Debbie Shapiro

 
 
 

The Old Days — No Words   Leave a comment

The Old Days — Image by kenne

The Earth Is Melting   Leave a comment

Destruction — Photo-Artistry by kenne

nature

tells us

we are 

destroying 

the human-nature

relationship

if only we cared

having lost

Umwelt

as the fire

and the rose

become one

— kenne

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