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And All Shall Be Well . . .   5 comments

Esperero Trail In Sabino Canyon.jpgSabino Canyon with T.S. Eliot line from Four Quartets (September 4, 2015) — Image by kenne

“Distracted from Distraction by Distraction”   1 comment

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Neither plenitude nor vacancy.  Only a flicker
Over the strained time-ridden faces
Distracted from distraction by distraction
Filled with fancies and empty of meaning
Tumid apathy with no concentration
Men and bits of paper, whirled by the cold wind
That blows before and after time,
Wind in and out of unwholesome lungs
Time before time and after.

— from Burnt Norton by T.S. Eloit

Capturing The Moment — Exploring The Desert Purple Haze   Leave a comment

Milagrosa Loop (1 of 1)-17_art blogExploring the Desert Purple Haze — Image by kenne

Purple Haze all in my brain,
lately things don’t seem the same,
actin’ funny but I don’t know why
‘scuse me while I kiss the sky.

— from Purple Haze, by Jimi Hendrix


“We shall not cease from exploration,
and the end of all our exploring
will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time.”

— T. S. Eliot

“We shall not cease from exploration, . . . “   2 comments

Ventanna Canyon  (1 of 1) blogVentana Canyon Panorama — Image by kenne

We shall not cease from exploration,

and the end of all our exploring

will be to arrive where we started

and know the place for the first time.

— T. S. Eliot

There Is Clarity In The Moment, Only To Be Followed By A Non Sequitur   2 comments

Ventana Canyon Brittlebush (1 of 1) blogBrittlebush In Ventana Canyon — Image by kenne

“As we grow older the world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated . . . “

Ventana Canyon Trail (1 of 1)-2 blogBrittlebush (Encelia farinosa) Blossoms — Image by kenne

“You say I am repeating
Something I have said before. I shall say it again.
Shall I say it again? In order to arrive there,
To arrive where you are, to get from where you are not,
You must go by a way wherein there is no ecstasy.
In order to arrive at what you do not know
You must go by a way which is the way of ignorance.
In order to possess what you do not possess
You must go by the way of dispossession.
In order to arrive at what you are not
You must go through the way in which you are not.
And what you do not know is the only thing you know
And what you own is what you do not own
And where you are is where you are not.”

— T. S. Eliot

Black and White Desert Scene — “Time Present And Time Past”   3 comments

Milagrosa Loop (1 of 1)-21 Black-White blog“Time present and time past . . .” — Image by kenne

Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present
All time is unredeemable.
What might have been is an abstraction
Remaining a perpetual possibility
Only in a world of speculation.
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.
Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose-garden. My words echo
Thus, in your mind.

— T. S. Eliot

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