Photo-a-day: 365 Feb/March
Day 326: Water Pathway
"Forget about trying to compete with someone else. Create your own pathway. Create your own new vision."
Day 327: Popovers and Anti-popovers
“Energetically speaking, antimatter is the mirror image of matter, so the two instantly cancel each other out if they come in contact.
Keeping antimatter isolated from matter is a challenge, of course, because everything on earth is made of matter. The samples have to be stored without ever touching anything at all—even air.”
― Dan Brown
Day 328: Baby food carnage
"To eat is to appropriate by destruction."
Day 329: Homeless
"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?"
"Your memory is a monster; you forget - it doesn't. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you - and summons them to your recall with a will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you!"
oh they want to knock us down
'cos they think we're scum
but we will all be waiting when the
in a neighbourhood like this you know
it's hard to survive
so you'd better come prepared
'cos they won't take us alive
(From My Neighborhood - by Space)
Day 332: Buds and Lady Bug
"You can't get too much winter in the winter."
“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
"Brute force crushes many plants. Yet the plants rise again. The Pyramids will not last a moment compared with the daisy. And before Buddha or Jesus spoke the nightingale sang, and long after the words of Jesus and Buddha are gone into oblivion the nightingale will still sing. Because it is neither preaching nor commanding or urging. It is just singing . And in the beginning was not a Word, but a chirrup."
-D. H. Lawrence
“You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.”
― Alan Wilson Watts
Day 336: Sacred Spaces
"Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again."
Day 337: ...and the tree squirrels all gathered for the prairie dog sacrifice...
“The modern habit of doing ceremonial things unceremoniously is no proof of humility; rather it proves the offender's inability to forget himself in the rite, and his readiness to spoil for every one else the proper pleasure of ritual.”
― C.S. Lewis
Day 338: Flightless x
"Each bird loves to hear himself sing."
– Arapaho Proverb
“What Is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul”
― Victor Hugo
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,
"You owe me."
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.”
“Babies are such a nice way to start people.”
“When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laughter broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.”
― J.M. Barrie
"Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day."
“I think this is a bodhi tree,” I said, “just like Buddha sat under! It’s so exciting. I’m feeling sort of enlightened just standing here. Really, I can feel ripe bodhies squishing between my toes.”
― Christopher Moore
Day 345: Three Sisters
“For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands”
― Christina Rossetti
"If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up."
-Hunter S. Thompson
Day 347: (Happy PI day!!! - eating pizza and pie all day!) Laser cut cubes from Levitated
"Nearly all inventions are not recognised for their positive side either when they're made. So, for example, scientists didn't go out to design a CD machine: they designed a laser. But we got all sorts of things from a laser which we never remotely imagined, and we're still finding things for a laser to do."
"Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings."
“There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.”
― Alice Hoffman
Day 350: Peach Blossoms
"One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail."
"You see, sir, I've learned that although it's good to encourage your child to shoot for the stars, it's not always good to choose which galaxy."
“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.”
― Sylvia Plath