Archive for the ‘Reality’ Tag

Celestial Patio Sunset   1 comment

Celestial Patio Sunset — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Reflections are real

It’s reality that’s not

Artists make it real.

— kenne

Changing Existing Reality   Leave a comment

Common Swallowtail-72Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly On A Mexican Bird of Paradise — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.

To change something,

build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

— R. Buckminster Fuller

“Dreams Are The Seedlings Of Realities.”   3 comments

Mushrooms-Edit-blogAmanita Muscaria Mushrooms — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The greatest achievement was
at first and for a time a dream.
The oaks sleeps in the acorn;
the bird waits in the egg;
and in the highest vision
of the soul a waking angel stirs.
Dreams are the seedlings of realities.

— James Allen

When I Walk In The Desert   Leave a comment

Baby Jesus TrailStacking Rocks Graveyard — Image by kenne

When I walk in the desert
My eyes are the aperture
Through which the
Desert perceives itself,
Becoming conscious of its beauty.

When I walk in the desert
My ears listen To its harmonies
Expanding our presence,
Becoming conscious of its reality.

When I walk in the desert
My mind gathers
The words to say
What can’t be said,
Becoming award of its language.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Street Scene   4 comments

Street Festival Art II blogStreet Scene — Image by kenne

It is for
my self-interest
that I distort
my surroundings
and myself.

Why not,
an image
is never the same
once captured.

Sometimes the moment
is better presented
when distorted —
all reality
is distorted
by our experience.

— kenne


Using Pixels Verses Paint To Create An Illusion Of Reality   6 comments

Images by kenne

The tool in my


may not be a


as I may not use

a pen to


The tools I use

are “digital”

changing the way I


through which my


create an illusion of


evolved from my


regarded less


of recognition in the

“analog world.”

— kenne

Posted October 21, 2012 by kenneturner in Art, Life, Nature, Photography, Poetry

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Fiction Makes Good Reality   Leave a comment

Those of you familiar with this site and me [kenne] know that I ofter quote Roy Williams, The Wizard of Ads. Each week I receive his Monday Morning Memo.  Sometimes the topic of Roy’s Memo rings true with thoughts that live in my brain, whether those I call my own or those planted by others, which are really one in the same.

Most of us believe that the relationship between fiction and reality is a one-way street, that is fiction is based on what we perceive as real, or fact, and not the other way around. In this morning’s memo, Roy tells a story that makes the case for the reverse being true — our perception of what is real is based on fiction rather than fact. Our understanding of something comes from our being able to tell a story about that which we perceive as real. As a result, fiction is intrinsically more true that fact — which as usual begs the question, “What is the truth?”

I am suggesting that the reverse is true: that our access to reality is based on fiction rather than fact, that we understand something only insofar as we tell ourselves a story about it. By this I mean that fiction is inherently more ‘true’ than fact, and that what we call facts are actually nothing more than good fictions- ones which we deem most reasonable to accept. Roy points out:

Our bodies contain approximately 100 million sensory receptors that allow us to see, hear, taste, touch and smell physical reality. But the brain contains 10 thousand billion synapses. This means we’re roughly 100,000 times better equipped to experience a world that does not exist, than a world that does.

As usual, there is much to think about, so click below and read on.



Posted February 16, 2009 by kenneturner in Commentary, Information

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The Middle East Crisis: Not Taking Fact and Reality Seriously   Leave a comment

How Do You Find Truth When Each Sides Position is Based On Lies?

Reasonable people agree with the value and importance of truth. But what seems to overtake its value in the Middle East conflict is that the evidence for one position vs. another is accepted as if it had been conclusively proved and therefore moral and just. The outside observer is left confused when each line of thought generates a contradiction.

“I wish I didn’t believe that the events now unfolding in the Middle East are too complicated for unalloyed outrage. I wish the arguments of only one side rang wholly true to me. I am the first to accuse myself of paralyzing moral generosity — the fatal empathy that terrorists prey on. But ambivalence is not the same as moral equivalence, and holy war, no matter who is waging it, makes my flesh crawl.

In Milton’s poem Samson Agonistes, Samson – blinded, in chains — cries out, “Promise was that I / Should Israel from Philistian yoke deliver; / Ask for this great deliverer now, and find him / Eyeless in Gaza at the mill with slaves.” But when Samson shows the strength to shun Delilah, God restores his power, enabling him to pull down the temple and kill the Philistines, though along with himself.”

These are the words of Marty Kaplan, which appeared today in The Huffington Post, titled, “Eyeless In Gaza.” Click here to read the complete article.


Posted January 5, 2009 by kenneturner in Commentary, Peace & War

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Can We Really Trust What We See?   1 comment

illusion-imageEdward H. Adelson

“…every newspaper is also a visual illusion!”

“For the brain, perception is very often dependent on context.”

The above image is one of five in the Scientific American article, “The Neuroscience of Illusion: How Tricking the eye reveals the inner workings of the brain.”

Do we all have our own specific illusion of reality? The eye doesn’t provide enough information for the brain to figure out exactness in what we see.  Since we do see, the brain is, therefore, filling in the voids, which is why we see illusions. “Can you trust your lying eyes – or any of your other senses and memory? Not really!”


Posted December 17, 2008 by kenneturner in Information

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