the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

by the sea, i think, is me

 

 

 

this photo!
from beth’s treasure chest

 

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the secret from the river

“Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere, and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.”

~Herman Hesse

text: from a favorite: journal of a nobody
image from here

the river is the soul of the desert

Night and day the river flows. If time is the mind of space, the River is the soul of the desert. Brave boatmen come, they go, they die, the voyage flows on forever. We are all canyoneers. We are all passengers on this little mossy ship, this delicate dory sailing round the sun that humans call the earth.
Joy, shipmates, joy.

~Edward Abbey, The Hidden Canyon

photo: here

an element of the eternal

“All forms of beauty, like all possible phenomena, contain an element of the eternal and an element of the transitory — of the absolute and of the particular. Absolute and eternal beauty does not exist, or rather it is only an abstraction creamed from the general surface of different beauties. The particular element in each manifestation comes from the emotions: and just as we have our own particular emotions, so we have our own beauty.”

~charles baudelaire

photos: at the zoo