Thursday, July 29, 2010

blinded by the light

This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on seas and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.
John Muir (1838 – 1914) naturalist, writer, engineer

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
Irish Blessing

Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) poet, novelist, dramatist

A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home.


The past is not simply the past, but a prism through which the subject filters his own changing self-image.
Doris Kearns Goodwin (b. 1943) biographer & historian

In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.

Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899) reformer, freethinker & orator

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

Carl Jung (1875-1961) psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology

I believe talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it. Electricity will do all that. It makes no judgment. I think talent is like that. I believe every person is born with talent.
Maya Angelou (b. 1928) poet, activist, author

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Anne Frank (1929-1945) writer & wise child

notes on photos:
  1. cleveland at sunrise as seen from edgewater park, june 2010
  2. eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly on purple coneflower (aka echinacea purpurea) annandale, virginia, july 2010
  3. group portrait - 28th annual cleveland irish cultural festival. can you identify which shadow is mine?
  4. I had to find some reason to post this pic of my friend dan and his cool t-shirt - not to mention, dan's smile is guaranteed to lighten anyone's heart!
  5. among other things, the national museum of the american indian - is an architectural celebration of native american culture. for example the building reflects the importance of the sun which is the main symbol of life for many native people. light enters the roof of the main dome of the museum through an opening which represents the smoke hole of many traditional dwellings; the building also traces the path of the sun throughout the year with a glass prism window that faces directly south. the prism projects the colors of light into the museum. it is quite fun to see what playfulness these colors of light play on objects and people. washington dc, may 2007
  6. light clouds sometimes bring heavy rain - august 2009
  7. we can definitely see this bike coming! cleveland, july 2010
  8. library at p & t's home, hastings-on-hudson, october 2009
  9. sunset over lake erie, august 2009
continuing tuesday's celebration of bruce


tony said...

always sunrise somewhere, Amen .
+ THE BOSS!!!!!!

Francisca said...

A deLIGHTful series on the theme... Great quotes.

Brian Miller said...

cool shots. i recognized the native am museum from our the shadows on the sidewalk...

California Girl said...

The quotes illuminate the photos today Kimy. Nice work. You must spend a great deal of time finding them. I spend a great deal of time finding one!

Roy said...

It is always sunrise somewhere...

Was it Noel Coward who said that the sun is always over the yardarm somewhere? Heh, heh!

Nice set of photos, and it's always good to hear from the Boss!

Gabriela Abalo said...

Great pics, great quotes!

enjoyed both :)

CiCi said...

Wow. All I can say is WOW. Such great photos. The butterfly is like getting a surprise kiss it is so pretty.
You are so right about your friend Dan's bright smile. The museum is awesome. The biker dude and his rockin' bike are excellent. The last photo is the best moon picture ever.
And then I listened to Bruce on the video. Way cool.

Dreamhaven said...

Can't stop smiling. the photos lift the soul

Betsy Brock said...

Why're the once holding the camera!

Love that library!

Lesley said...

So many different ways of seeing the light, all lovely.

Tom said...

bruce is good, but i like the manfred mann version better--you're lucky to have such a beautiful view so close to home

Monkey Man said...

What a fantastic combination of photos and quotes. I am guessing you took the shadow photo, so you are in the center with the right elbow bent to hold the camera to your I close?

RA said...

Beautiful images and texts to with with them. I was blinded too!

Tracy said...

Lots of beautiful light photos here!

Me said...

Such fabulous photos and quotes. Great job putting this post together!! And can I just say that if I had a friend with a library like that, I think I'd baricade myself in and refuse to go home. Amazing room, I dream oh having one myself some day.

Megan said...

Oh, Kim, always so wonderful. How do you DO it?!?

Baino said...

Always sunrise somewhere . . I use the fact that it's always 5pm somewhere, good excuse to open a guilt free bottle of chardy. Love the aerial shot of the museum and that sweet little rainbow snippet down the bottom.

karen said...

I could move right in and spend my days in your friends beautiful library room. Great photos.

BTW...we still have not ventured into the shirts...hoping after this month marker passes things will be easier.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Watson said...

As always, inspiring photos Kimy. I especially liked the one of Dan. His smile does indeed "light up" where he is.

Anonymous said...

well you had me until the jet skis and the quietness quote! but you know me and jet skis. Love the butterfly and shadow shots. Ali

Linda Pendleton said...

Always love your photography, quotes, and information... thanks.