Friday, December 22, 2006

ALIVE in 2007!

photo by grassrootsmsw
Tavern on the Green, NYC

"People say that we’re all seeking a meaning for life.... I think what we’re really seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we can actually feel the rapture of being alive."
Joseph Campbell

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Groundedness in non-conformity

photo by Walter Sittig

“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”

Anais Nin

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


photo by grassrootsmsw

“Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”

Jacob A. Riis

Friday, December 15, 2006

Transformation and Variability

photo by grassrootsmsw
Oranje Park, Apeldoorn, NL

"A story is created every time interference changes the state of something. In life, like in stories, there is a moment where everything changes. The moment in which nothing is as it was. The precise point where just a short time you were climbing and then suddenly you're moving downward. And so characters, after beginnings we have now arrived at the turning point. Loves. Choices. Departures. Deaths. Catastrophies. Mistakes. Crazy purchases. Sudden decisions. Escapes. Predicaments. Unexpected turns of events. Details that need to be changed. Unexpected forks in the road. We have understood that there is no way to keep things as they are: in the best or worst case they move round so that they come back to the departure point but with a higher odometer..."

P. Fabbri, Semiologist