Tuesday, October 31, 2017

This Is What You Must Be Like

One human life is deeper than the ocean
Grow wherever life puts you down 
The earth is in us
The sky is in us
You can't remake the world without remaking yourself.
So taste your grief to the fullest.

--selected from the writings of novelist Ben Okri

Sunday, June 25, 2017

All There Is Ever

It's being here now that's important.
There's no past and there's no future. 
Time is a very misleading thing.
All there is ever, is the now--George Harrison

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Ten Lucky Minutes

“as long as there are
human beings about
there is never going to be
any peace
for any individual
upon this earth (or
anywhere else
they might
escape to).

all you can do
is maybe grab
ten lucky minutes
or maybe an hour
is working toward you
right now, and
I mean you
and nobody but
― Charles BukowskiYou Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

" We are not mad, we are human, we want to love, and someone must forgive us for the paths that we take to love, for the paths are many and dark, and we are ardent and cruel in our journey"--Leonard Cohen

Monday, September 5, 2016

Party Hats and Garden Wisdom

 'everything is funny if you can laugh at it...'
 'fall in love, stay in love...'
'there are always flowers...' 
'work is the cure...' 
'nothing is ever too small...'
'things are always better in the morning...'
'it's no use going back to yesterday...'
 'fantasy love is much better...'
 'just go blindly to it...'
 'everyone remembers something...'
 'begin at the beginning...'
 'suffer each other...'
'your heart is the map...'

(I created this series with cabinet portraits I found in different antique shops around Chicago and used different plants and flowers from my garden to create their "hats".  I hope you enjoy the wisdom they impart along with their wonderfully somber expressions which I found so unusual compared to the relentlessly "happy" photos people post of themselves today... :))

Friday, June 24, 2016

searching for the old me

When I was younger I believed, that I could win.
Now I wonder.
There was a time when you and I, walked hand & hand.
Now I wonder.
 i keep on searching for the old me, I keep on thinking I can change
I keep on hoping for a new day, will I ever feel the same?
Now I wonder.
Oh I wonder.
Now I wonder.
--cris isaak