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October 6, 2006

Phenomena ... Visual and Textual

There is nothing more powerful than pausing the hectic lives we lead to look up into the midnight sky. Stars envelop the dark vastness radiating magnificence, solitude. The exploration of endless hyper-distant lights flickering, shining, brilliant—all wanting to be heard, seen. Looking up to the sky—wonder, curiosity … Who am I, who have I been? Have I been there before, will I be there again? If luck strikes your glance, light streaks the expansive dream proclaiming “I am here, wish on me!? Eyes smile, close, tear, a wish for life—open fast! Don’t miss a moment; they’ve only been there forever, ever more. The sky, a key element to answers-both physically and spiritually-most beyond our knowledge, our wisdom. The sky answers questions conceived after hours of provoked endless thought. It is known, it is unknown. Some new, some old—stars come and go, as we. Instead of galaxial particulate matter, could it be “we? who resonate throughout the midnight sky or are stars merely just energy and dust. Questions to ponder as phenomena such as the remarkable skies amaze—questions unanswered, answered. Grounding, we find ourselves once again by pausing to be in awe. Wisdom in the midnight sky.


Take time to enjoy the sky:

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All photos were derived from the SSDS Art Shot Index website at:
http://www.sdss.org/data/artclick/artindex.htm

October 5, 2006

Genius Loci ~ The Spirit of New Zealand

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Genius Loci is known as the "spirit of a place". This place varies from person to person but most commonly is felt within the accompaniment of nature. Nature is where I feel encompased with spirit, both that of nature and my own, washing through me with euphoria as tides wash earthen sand on the shore.

My Genius Loci is here, half-way across the world on coupled islands by the name of New Zealand. It's where the oceans whisper, the skies glow, and the mountains sing. It was there where every area I explored, stumbled upon, conquered-in that moment-was where I was supposed to be.

Explored

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Stumbled Upon

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Conquered... Uphill 17km to my death, I stopped to explore a little flora to revive my will, to reach to top—the way to my realization of life.

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A challenge to see it all, but a yearning and drive to be on top--literally on the top of the world, just a little closer to heaven, a little closer to where I felt whole.

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ON TOP OF THE WORLD

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My Genius Loci, where I know myself best.

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Just a little closer to heaven...

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