Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Tag

Desert Abstract Art   Leave a comment

kk_rienDesert Abstract Art — Image by kenne

Ideas Bloom Where Planted

Yet not the first,
planting ideas
generates a new beginning
forming the orientation
of the next
creating a path
for others to follow.

— kenne

Falling Up In A Down World   Leave a comment

Romero Pools“Connected Disconnection” — Image by kenne

Connected Disconnection

Trapped in a tailspin
with a loss for words
arms reaching out
in a world of disconnect
trying to reconnect.

Turning
reaching,
falling up
in a down world

Trapped between
the what I do
and how you react
in a world of disconnect
trying to reconnect.

Disconnected connection
over what I think
and how you feel
is this our existence?
trying to reconnect.

Still without words
the act of connecting
becomes a disconnect
is it all an illusion?
trying to reconnect.

Falling in
falling out
always looking
for the answers
trying to reconnect.

Finding the words
hanging up
on the answers
connected disconnection,
connected disconnection.

Turning
reaching,
falling up
in a down world

Connected disconnection —
disconnection.

— kenne

Pine Leaf Milkweed Pod   Leave a comment

Milagrosa Loop (1 of 1)-33 blogPine Leaf Milkweed Pod — Image by kenne

“Works of art are meant to be lived with and loved,
and if we try to understand them,
we should try to understand them
as we try to understand anyone —
in order to know them better,
not in order to know something else.” 

— William H. Gass, Fiction and the Figures of Life

Canyon Lands National Park Travel Scene   1 comment

Canyonland June 2014-2469 blogCanyon Lands National Park Travel Scene (June 2014) — Image by kenne

Being in the right place at the right time
is knowing how to stay active and look around
as if it were your last day on earth.
It’s a wonderful world out there.

— kenne

Catalina State Park Panorama   Leave a comment

Baby Jesus TrailCatalina State Park Panorama by kenne

I do not know if the desert can be loved,
but it is the desert that my treasure lies hidden.

— Paulo Coelho

I Feel A Change Coming On   1 comment

Kenne Profile-4667 blogSelf Portrait (October 26, 2017)

I feel a change coming on
in the world of ideas,
where life is lived. 

Where is there to go
when ideas become
tingled-up in news?

News has become so
ill-fitting to my life of ideas
that life is rendered absurd.

Change will bring upon
a new purpose, adapting 
to new spatial parameters.

More space in life provides 
room for meaning, not 
the removal of the absurd.

Life is absurd, therefore seek
not to remove the absurd,
for meaning is rooted in it.

— kenne

In Search Of Nothingness — “What?”   1 comment

Self-Portrait 

The more I learn about myself
the less I know about others.

I feel good about who I am,
questioning the good of others.

I may understand my behavior,
wondering about that of others.

This may change with a renewal
of dialogue among humans.

I accept who I have become,
I accept the responsibility for me.

I accept my humanness, but
not the organization of society.

To live in the actual world,
we develop an ability to cope.

By coping, I first came to know,
before I came to know-nothingness,

thus having an opposite for interaction,
allowing me to continue to search

sometimes not putting forth enough effort,
causing anxiety, guilt, and despair.

I am able to know by being in the moment,
I am able to know-nothingness by becoming.

The more I am able to know-nothingness
the more I am able to achieve enlightenment

by living life according to my possibilities
as I am able to actualize them.

— kenne

In the beginning was the relationship.

— Martin Buber

Seattle, Joy and Kenne_20090901_0095_art blog“What?” — Image by a Fellow Traveler

 

 

 

 

 

Seeking The Tao Of Observation   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon Sunrise II- Art name blogThe Photographer — Image by kenne

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

The photographer (artist)
seeks to connect what
is already connected, the
past, present, and future
in a moment of existence
while being a traveler
in other people’s reality
sharing an awareness 
of the present experience. 

An awareness of the moment
with the whole being, the artist
is of the experience —
the essence of existence.
The artist desires to share
the essence, but the resulting image
is about the experience, not
of the experience — 
the Tao of observation.

In the process
of capturing an event
the photographer feels
and sees in the moment,
the Tao of an event —
the Tao that is projected
is outside the moment
hence is not the
essence of Tao.

— kenne

 

Mt. Lemmon Trail   1 comment

Lemmon Rock Lookout Tower-3183 blogMt. Lemmon Trail — Image by kenne

Each day I try to develop myself beyond the conventional level of existence. I transcend the light of being through threads of space and time allowing me to see truth in different reflections. Most people adopt on view for the sake of security. I prefer to use all views than to maintain artificial boundaries to have one view. By utilizing all views, I can know the truth in much the same way I come to know a butterfly, a wildflower. To do otherwise is to limit oneself to what is always true.

As I shift a point of view, I have the freedom to transcend any actuality which I may encounter. By doing so, I’m able to accept the freedom and responsibility of being human and become more authentic in my expression, therefore better able to actualize my existence. By being flexible in my point of view, I’m better able to include as much of reality as possible. 

— kenne

Why!   2 comments

kenne (1 of 1)-3 art_blogSelf Portrait by kenne

Why! 

Trying to understand why
Only to be shattered
By the emotions of others.

Still, I will stubbornly
Continue seeking answers
By connecting dots —

Dots that blow in the wind
Like the tumbleweeds
No longer grounded

Fueling fires of fear
Widening the desert
Of intellectual ignorance.

— kenne

Sneezeweed & Ferns On Mt. Lemmon   1 comment

Meadow Triail Hike 07-23-12Sneezeweed & Ferns On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions,
that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.

— Alan Watts

Log   2 comments

Log Art blogLog — Computer Art by kenne

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”

The classic philosophical debate on perception and observation.

 

always in between   2 comments

Image by kenne

home is where I am
home is not where I am
always in between

I am an island of consciousness
I have a cosmic consciousness
always in between

life is now
death is now
always in between

existence is being
existence is becoming
always in between

I am free
I am in prison
always in between

everything is implicit
everything is explicit
always in between

nature is an artifact
nature is art
always in between

nature must be trusted
nature must be mastered
always in between

humans are good
humans are bad
always in between

a sense of law
a sense of equity
always in between

there is a natural order
there is no order in nature
always in between

life has purpose
life is purposeless
always in between

— kenne

 

 

Yellow Flower — Creating a New Consciousness   Leave a comment

Balboa Park Flowers-1973 blog“Yellow Flower in Circles and Squares” — Image by kenne

Sometimes to appreciate beauty
it must be taken out of context
to capture a new perspective
based on my love of nature, sex
and life in a new consciousness
for the flower is neither
a subject nor an object
apart from being a flower.

— kenne

 

Yellow Columbine — I Bow My Head   Leave a comment

Columbine-1943-2. art Enso blogEnso by kenne

The Universe lingers;
I bow my head. 

— Ranzan

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