Archive for the ‘Philip Roth’ Tag

An Evening of Music On The Patio   2 comments

An Evening of Music On The Patio– Photo-Artistry by kenne

All that we don’t know is astonishing.
Even more astonishing is what passes for knowing.

— Philip Roth

Hiking The Douglas Springs Trail   1 comment

Douglas Springs Trail in the Rincon Mountains — Image by kenne

You tasted it.
Isn’t that enough?
Of what do you ever
get more than a taste?
That’s all we’re given in life,
that’s all we’re given of life.
A taste.
There is no more.

—  Philip Roth

There was only our bodies . . .   3 comments

“Body of an Old Man Sitting Under the Stars” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“There was only our bodies, born to live and die on terms decided by the bodies
that had lived and died before us. If he could be said to have located
a philosophical niche for himself, that was it – he’d come upon it early and intuitively,
and however elemental, that was the whole of it.”

— from Everyman by Philip Roth

Hiker On The Phoneline Trail   2 comments

Phoneline 12-21-12Hiker On The Phoneline Trail (December in Sabino Canyon) — Image by kenne

There’s no remaking reality…

Just take it as it comes.

Hold your ground and

take it as it comes.

There’s no other way.

— Philip Roth

Mission San José de Tumacácori Mission   Leave a comment

Tumacacori National Historical Park-art-72.jpgMission San José de Tumacácori — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“People constantly change their story…
we are writing fictitious versions of our lives all the time,
contradictory but mutually entangling stories that,
however subtly or grossly falsified, constitute our hold on reality
and are the closest thing we have to truth.”

— from Counterlife by Philip Roth

Duck Above The Sabino Dam   1 comment

Mallard Duck-72Mallard Duck in the Water Above the Sabino Dam — Image by kenne

Old age isn’t a battle; old age is a massacre.

— Philip Roth

%d bloggers like this: