Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Max Ehrmann
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,and remember what peace there may be in silence.As far as possible without surrenderbe on good terms with all persons.Speak your truth quietly and clearly;and listen to others,even the dull and the ignorant;they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,they are vexations to the spirit.If you compare yourself with others,you may become vain and bitter;for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.Exercise caution in your business affairs;for the world is full of trickery.But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;many persons strive for high ideals;and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.Especially, do not feign affection.Neither be cynical about love;for in the face of all aridity and disenchantmentit is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,gracefully surrendering the things of youth.Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.Beyond a wholesome discipline,be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,no less than the trees and the stars;you have a right to be here.And whether or not it is clear to you,no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,whatever you conceive Him to be,and whatever your labors and aspirations,in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,it is still a beautiful world.Be cheerful.Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.

Monday, September 14, 2009

dashing distractions

Oh black and white photography, you like no other create an alluring mysticism that never fails to leave me wanting more. i salute you

images from found

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

James Nachtwey

James Nachtwey is an enduring, inspirational documentary photographer who has been producing exquisite work for decades. His photos allow us to broaden our perspective on the reality of this world. something we should all be aware of. spread the word. peace

Oh Tiffany

Ladies and gentlemen a round of applause for Tiffany Bozic

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

*amy sol*

daisy chains

elaborate corsets construct zips and laces
layering an eclipse along my tracable seams
exuberance of flesh and skin
force feeding the cornias
pin pricking your fragile conscience
waver and scent floods your pores
wrinkles creasing a frown along your forehead
feather dusters fill your cavitites
hold my hand, lets lay in the grass
can you count the stars on your finger and your toes?
do they match they freckles that map your arms
daisy chains smother a scarf a hankerchief
tinkerbell treads locks of lust
tip toe. embrace.
organic embryos trickle wisps and blades
illustrious insects penetrate my body
he womb of this worl envelopes my soul
we sink into the earth
this spiritual kingdom
that is
that is us

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

It's never over, my kingdom for a kiss upon her shoulder It's never over, all my riches for her smiles when i slept so soft against her It's never over, all my blood for the sweetness of her laughter It's never over, she's the tear that hangs inside my soul forever