Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have.
— Eckhart Tolle (via beautyismadness)
Not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane - Marcus Aurelius
"A poem is a place where the conditions of beyondness and withinness are made palpable, where to imagine is to feel what it is like to be. It allows us to have the life we are denied because we are too busy living. Even more paradoxically, poetry permits us to live in ourselves as if we were just out of reach of ourselves."
—Mark Strand, closing lines to section III of ”On Becoming a Poet,” from The Weather of Words (Alfred A. Knopf, 2000)
Enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody you have to be except exactly who you’re being right now.
— Neale Donald Walsch (via emotional-algebra)
Photography’s initial accomplishment was to allow for the instantaneous transformation of a four-dimensional object or event into a static, two-dimensional representation. However, in the catalogue for the 1970 exhibition Photography into Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, Peter C. Burnell — the museum’s then curator of photography — insisted that the medium could be pushed to even greater creative possibilities:
John Willenbecher tells me that his recent paintings are about “connecting the dots.” One of his lifelong interests has been the night sky – abstraction in nature – which he traces to his childhood interest in astronomy while growing up in eastern Pennsylvania. For his thirteenth birthday his parents gave him A Primer for Star Gazers by Henry M. Neely.
Paris Ménilmontant 1963
Photo: Claude Renaud