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Somewhere In Our Past   Leave a comment

Kenne & Joy Many, Many Years Ago –Those Were The Days!

We are not alone.
The world is changing,
and we  are part of that transformation.
The angels guide and protect us.

— Paulo Coelho

Make The World A Safer Place, Wear A Mask When In The Public   3 comments

Photo-Artistry by kenne

When defining COVID Rules,
think less in terms of unbreakable rules
and more in terms of CONSIDERATION, RESPECT,
and MAKING OTHERS COMFORTABLE.

— kenne

Mexican Hat Wildflower   Leave a comment

Mexican Hat Wildflower — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Every person passing through this life will unknowingly
leave something and take something away. Most of this
“something” cannot be seen or heard or numbered or
scientifically detected or counted. It’s what we leave in
the minds of other people and what they leave in ours.
Memory. The census doesn’t count it. Nothing counts
without it.

— Robert Fulghum

Hepatic Tanager   Leave a comment

Hepatic Tanager — Image by kenne

Some may try,
but it is not possible
to stop the river of life.

— kenne

Tucson Basin   Leave a comment

Tucson Basin — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Remembering is an ethical act, has ethical value in and of itself. Memory is,
achingly, the only relation we can have with the dead. So the belief that
remembering is an ethical act is deep in our natures as humans, who know
we are going to die, and who mourn those who in the normal course of
things die before us—grandparents, parents, teachers, and older friends.”

— Susan Sontag

Corner Fence Post   Leave a comment

Corner Fence Post — B & W image by kenne

My father
dead now for interminable years.
Won’t leave me in peace, doesn’t want to go.
I see him every day.
My old man hides in trees, in water,
in clouds of smoke escaping from secretary cigarettes,
or he enters like a thief through my windows
and he steals my food.

He’s a live wire.
He’s capable of hiding himself on the moon
and he tells me,
son, nothing remains.
Nothing remains.

My father planted in his Mexican soil,
laying roots into the dark meadow of forget, shines.
When I turn off the lamp,
his face throws sparks in the corner.
When I make love, he comes running.
When I step out to the street,
he pursues me through the eyes of homeless children.
He wears heels of gold.
He smells my coffee.
I see him without seeing him and he says,
son, nothing remains.
Nothing remains.

My father dead already and turned to dust,
cries tears of clay.
With the voice of stones,
he shouts, he sings,
his final advice.

Son, your life is one coin.
Spend yourself well
for nothing remains.
Nothing remains of me.

— from Ghost Sickness by Luis Alberto Urrea

Remember, You Are A Black Swan   1 comment

Black Swan-72Black Swan — Source: Pinterest 

“Imagine a speck of dust next to a planet a billion times
the size of the earth. The speck of dust represents the
odds in favor of your being born; the huge planet would
be the odds against it. So stop sweating the small stuff.
Don’t be like the ingrate who got a castle as a present and
worried about the mildew in the bathroom. Stop looking
the gift horse in the mouth—remember that you are a
Black Swan.”

― from  The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb,

A Van Gogh Effect Abstract   Leave a comment

“Angel in the Vortex” (2006) — Van Gogh Effect Abstract by kenne

We buy books because we believe we’re buying the time to read them.

— Warren Zevon

 

Geo-Wall — Photo-Artistry   1 comment

Geo-Wall (Sonoran Desert)– Photo-Artistry by kenne

Wildflowers take growth
In the least likely places
Life’s random nature.

— kenne 

 

Ripe Olives   Leave a comment

Ripe Olives — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Happiness is having three garlic and jalapeno stuffed olives
in your martini when you are hungry.”

— kenne

La Paz Street Scene   Leave a comment

La Paz, Bolivia (08/17/19) — Image by kenne

“A man does what he must—in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures—
and that is the basis of all human morality.”

— John F. Kennedy

Works of Art Imitate . . .   Leave a comment

Another Beautiful Sunset — Image by kenne

“Works of art imitate and provoke other works of art,
the process is the source of art itself.”

— Edward Hirsch

1972 Houston Skyline   Leave a comment

1972 Houston Skyline (Signed Print In My Office) — by Norman Baxter

The forgetting of the history of marginalized groups
is both a cause and effect of their marginalization.

— Susan Jacoby

Posted October 10, 2020 by kenneturner in Art, Houston, Information, Quote

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Americans   1 comment

Lake Powell (1 of 1)-B&W-72

Americans — Image by kenne

Americans are in serious intellectual trouble – in danger of losing our hard-won
cultural capital to a virulent mixture of anti-intellectualism, anti-rationalism
and low expectations.

— Susan Jacoby

Street Musician   Leave a comment

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization

it expects what never was and never will be.”

— Thomas Jefferson

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