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Tear Drops Keep Falling   2 comments

White Rose (1 of 1) blogTear Drops Keep Falling — Image by kenne

Tear Drops Keep Falling

After saying our farewells

Keeping it private.

— kenne

Turner’s Notes

“In a world ruled by photographic images, all borders (“framing”) seem arbitrary.
Anything can be separated, can be made discontinuous from anything else:
all that is necessary is to frame the subject differently.”

— Susan Sontag

Blogging Since November, 2005   1 comment

The following contains copy of a posting one year after starting a blog in November of 2005. I began a draft of this post in November 2014.
There have been a few distractions since then.

San Antonio, April 2009The Blue Door — Computer Art by kenne

Prose and Photography, like Life, has its own Justification.

One year ago, 135 entries later and approximately 9,500 views, this blog began with the purpose of sharing existence through the experience of one with the desire to generate other views on our place in time and space.  In doing so, I have come to the realization that this poetic gesture may be nothing more than bullshit to someone else.

So, on this anniversary I’m taking this moment to share a few words from the renowned moral philosopher, Harry G. Frankfurt:

“One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this.  Each of us contributes his share.”

And I would add, some more than others. But then, one person’s truth is someone else’s bullshit.

“As conscious beings, we exist only in response to other things, and we cannot know ourselves at all without knowing them. Moreover, there is nothing in theory, and certainly nothing in experience, to support the extraordinary judgment that it is the truth about himself that is the easiest for a person to know. Facts about ourselves are not peculiarly solid and resistant to skeptical dissolution.  Our natures are, indeed, elusively insubstantial – notoriously less stable and less inherent than the nature of other things.  And insofar as this is the case, sincerity itself is bullshit.” 

This view may cause some confusion. But, not in our upside-down world in which the normal order of things seem to be completely reversed. This often exist because the, “. . .more you try to stay on top of water the more you sink; but when you try to sink, you float.” Effort is good, but effort exceeded can have the reverse effect. The key is knowing how to assess the effort.

. . .remember to assess the effort, but poetry and photography, like life, has its own justification.


. . . from Turner’s notes — 

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” 

— Rainer Maria Rilke

Sometimes I Prefer To See With Closed Eyes — Revisited   Leave a comment

Giffords Office

“Seeing with Closed Eyes” (Originally Posted January 18, 2011) — Computer Painting by kenne

from Turner’s Notes –

“The early death of a writer,
besides shortening by a few unwritten volumes
the shelves of books that weight on our consciences,
confirms our instinct that art,
especially the literary art,
should be sublimely difficult –
a current from beyond that burns out the wire.”

— John Updike


“Hello darkness, my old friend!”


— John Updike

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