Thursday, December 31, 2009

laundry

practice

To practice death is to practice freedom. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave.

-MONTAIGNE

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

origami

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

rain

patience

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.

-Saint Francis de Sales

Monday, December 28, 2009

barn

Saturday, December 26, 2009

candlesticks

holidays

nobler

Compassion is a far greater and nobler thing than pity. Pity has its roots in fear and carries a sense of arrogance and condescension, sometimes even a smug feeling of “I’m glad it’s not me.” As Stephen Levine says: “When your fear touches someone’s pain it becomes pity; when your love touches someone’s pain, it becomes compassion.” To train in compassion is to know that all beings are the same and suffer in similar ways, to honor all those who suffer, and to know that you are neither separate from nor superior to anyone.

a glimpse

Friday, December 25, 2009

table

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

entry

no fear

I will not fear the peaceful and wrathful deities that arise from the nature of my very own mind.

-The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Monday, December 21, 2009

a tree

peace

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.

-A.J. Muste

Sunday, December 20, 2009

reflexive

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Botticelli

fountain

catch light

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it.

-Clarissa Pinkola Estes

bow

Thursday, December 17, 2009

classic NYC

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

passer by

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

door

5th Ave

leave everything you know

TILICHO LAKE

In this high place
it is as simple as this,
leave everything you know behind.

Step toward the cold surface,
say the old prayer of rough love
and open both arms.

Those who come with empty hands
will stare into the lake astonished,
there, in the cold light
reflecting pure snow

the true shape of your own face.


-David Whyte

chestnuts

Monday, December 14, 2009

the city

(that city is so handsome for a reason—
it was made out of your rib)

from Jean-Paul Belmondo by Valzhyna Mort

tea cups

Saturday, December 12, 2009

windows

up

Friday, December 11, 2009

@ MOMA

rubies

The price of wisdom is above rubies.

-Job 28:18

Thursday, December 10, 2009

@ Rizzoli

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

windowshopping

situations

Though you may not be able to change it, you can handle an ugly situation beautifully.

-Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

5th Ave

Sunday, December 06, 2009

NYC

space

To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.

-Walt Whitman

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

blue/tree