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fish eye

In west on 12/16/2015 at 1:12 am

Knowing too much about other people puts you in their power, they have a claim on you, you are forced to understand their reasons for doing things and then you are weakened.

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a spiritual path

In east on 07/05/2015 at 2:03 pm

ARTIST: Mark Heine

There’s a Muslim saying: ‘The unwise man tries to change others, the medium-wise man tries to change his environment, the wise man tries to change himself.’

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Seasonal

In east on 06/08/2015 at 11:14 am

Now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still.

For once on the face of the earth,
let’s not speak in any language;
let’s stop for one second,
and not move our arms so much.

It would be an exotic moment
without rush, without engines;
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness.

Fisherman in the cold sea
would not harm whales
and the man gathering salt
would look at his hurt hands.

Those who prepare green wars,
wars with gas, wars with fire,
victories with no survivors,
would put on clean clothes
and walk about with their brothers
in the shade, doing nothing.

What I want should not be confused
with total inactivity.
Life is what it is about;
I want no truck with death.

If we were not so single-minded
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadness
of never understanding ourselves
and of threatening ourselves with death.
Perhaps the earth can teach us
as when everything seems dead
and later proves to be alive.

Now I’ll count up to twelve
and you keep quiet and I will go.

Pablo Neruda

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change is upon us

In west on 05/30/2015 at 9:07 am

They came to sit & dangle their feet off the edge of the world & after awhile they forgot everything but the good & true things they would do someday.

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on everything and nothing

In west on 05/13/2015 at 1:02 pm

Tamara Lichenstein

The moment you fall in love feels like it has centuries behind it, generations – all of them rearranging themselves so this precise, remarkable intersection could happen. In your heart, in your bones, no matter how silly you know it is, you feel that everything has been leading to this, all the secret arrows were pointing here, the universe and time itself crafted this long ago, and you are just now realizing it, you are just now arriving at the place you were always meant to be.

david levithan

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from dash & lily’s book of dares

In west on 05/13/2015 at 12:51 pm

You think fairy tales are only for girls? Here’s a hint – ask yourself who wrote them. I assure you, it wasn’t just the women. It’s the great male fantasy – all it takes is one dance to know that she’s the one. All it takes is the sound of her song from the tower, or a look at her sleeping face. And right away you know – this is the girl in your head, sleeping or dancing or singing in front of you. Yes, girls want their princes, but boys want their princesses just as much. And they don’t want a very long courtships. They want to know immediately.

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16. 03.15

In east on 03/16/2015 at 6:18 pm

Day 4 in Holland.

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Maastricht

In east on 03/14/2015 at 6:56 pm

Today I saw a Flemish rat.

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Quantum Mechanics

In east on 03/12/2015 at 6:55 pm

One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.

Stephen Hawking

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deep in the winter

In west on 02/22/2015 at 8:58 pm

Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?

mary oliver

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