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The Person You Were And The Person You Become   1 comment

Kenne with Pipe-2-Edit-4-72.jpgSelf-portrait with a picture of Katie on the Wall (Approximately 1979)

“No one can tell what goes on in between
the person you were and the person you become.

No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell.
There are no maps of the change.
You just come out the other side.
Or you don’t.”

— Stephen King; The Stand

Posted December 31, 2018 by kenneturner in Information, Photography, Photoshop, Quote

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Still Asking “Why?”   5 comments

kenne (1 of 1) April 2015-Edit-2 blogPhoto-Artistry Self-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 the dots —

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

Fueling fires of fear
Widening the desert
Of intellectual ignorance.

— kenne

A Place To Start — II   Leave a comment

Rose Sunset kenneDigital Art by kenne

place to start

you say

look at you
kenne g
you have taken
multi-tasking
to a felt

you need
to be
more
focused
uncomplicated

i say

information is good
opinion
music
poetry
digital art

all are good
but look at you
you are
inexorable
demurred

i say
i do what
i do
because
i can

all things
are connected
only to be
disconnected
in the mind

i choose
to stay
linked
open
secret places

plant seeds
harvest thoughts
bundle ideas
but you discard
mind droppings

i mix and match
generating energy
forming inspiration
feeling the heat
boiling

see the stream
it’s all
shit
the shit’s
shit

generating food
for tomorrow’s ideas
powering the music
stand up
dance

when i’m not here
there will be a
place to start
to add
to my bundle

kenne

Poolside In Tucson   6 comments

Poolside blog IIPoolside, January 15th — Computer Art by kenne

Poolside

sun and blue sky
sunscreen and music
seaweed hat and hot tub
birthday 77 — thankful
more sunscreen
alone, why
existential moment
searching for clarity
becoming entangled
more sunscreen
music plays on
time present
time past
now, conditions
timeless moments
caught in limitation
being and un-being
feeling easy
cause for wonder
sudden shift in
sunlight
more sunscreen

— 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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Abandoning All False Dichotomies   Leave a comment

Rose Sunset kenneSelf Portrait — Computer Painting by kenne

In his book, The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics, Richard Rohr writes about third-eye seeing, which allows for a co-equal footing of the first eye (the physical sense of sight) and the second eye (the eye of thinking, reasoning and reflecting). The Mystics build upon the first two eyes by affirming their fundamental connection in such a way to avoid the simplistic symmetry of dualities. The resulting connection is what Rohr calls, “presence.”  

“It is experienced as a moment of deep inner connection,
and it always pulls you, intensely satisfied,
into the naked and undefended now,
which can involve both profound joy
and profound sadness at the very same time,” Rohr writes.

By abandoning all false dichotomies, the captured moment can be viewed in the presence, which I have referred to as “the now” in earlier postings.  The further we travel inward the more everything appears to merge into an inexpressible, but nevertheless real, sense of oneness with the world around us.

— kenne

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