The Essence Of Life

Soon silence will have passed into legend.

Man has turned his back on silence.

Day after day he invents machines and devices

that increase noise and distract humanity

from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation…

tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing,

whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego.

His anxiety subsides.

His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation.

~Jean Arp

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All The Same

The tears of the red, yellow, black, brown

and white man are all the same.

~Martin H. Fischer

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Drink It In

There will be times

when you will be in the field without a camera.

And, you will see the most glorious sunset

or the most beautiful scene that you have ever witnessed.

Don’t be bitter because you can’t record it.

Sit down, drink it in, and enjoy it for what it is!

~DeGriff

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Fear

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer.

Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.

I will face my fear.

I will permit it to pass over me and through me.

And when it has gone past

I will turn the inner eye to see its path.

Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.

Only I will remain.

~Frank Herbert (1920–1986), Dune

My wife collects creepy dolls.. this is one of my favorites.

My wife collects creepy dolls.. this is one of my favorites.

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Life Begins

The best day of your life is the one

on which you decide your life is your own.

No apologies or excuses.

No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.

The gift is yours — it is an amazing journey —

and you alone are responsible for the quality of it.

This is the day your life really begins.

~Bob Moawad

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Difficulties

Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives,

and die in the foothills

cursing difficulties which do not exist.

~Edgar Watson Howe

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Unique Being

At bottom every man knows well enough

that he is a unique being, only once on this earth;

and by no extraordinary chance

will such a marvelously picturesque

piece of diversity in unity as he is,

ever be put together a second time.

~Friedrich Nietzsche

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