Thursday, April 17, 2014

Symbol [photo]

Symbol - Christ - Salvador, Bahia - Brazil

Images, signs, metaphors, myths - we create these stories so to tell us how to make sense of it all. History seems to support our need for such allegories. Fools are the ones who see them as a final truth. But silly the ones who disregard them completely. Evil the ones who manipulate them for their own purposes. Wise the ones who take them as simple tools to transcend beyond the ordinary.

Video: Symbol


This picture: Christ | Salvador, Bahia - Brazil | June 2010

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Death

Death - Mural Sueño de una Tarde Dominical en la Alameda Central [detail] - Diego Rivera - Mexico City, Mexico

We never discuss it. We never even acknowledge it. But she is all around. It is inevitable. What good does it make to see it face to face? Perhaps by embracing my mortality would I be able to live more fully the moment I live right now?

This picture: Death | Mural Sueño de una Tarde Dominical en la Alameda Central [detail] by Diego Rivera | Mexico City, Mexico

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Friends

Friends - Plaça Reial - Barcelona, Spain

Little by little we will begin to trust, to open up and to create our own unique history. The walls will begin to crumble and your soul will touch mine. Brothers, sisters - It is in your friendship that I discover more of who I am. It is through you that I become a better version of myself.

This picture: Friends | Plaça Reial - Barcelona, Spain | June 2011

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Crooked

Crooked - Playa de la Barceloneta - Barcelona, Spain - L'Estel Perit

I may be crooked, but I am still standing. I may not be perfect, but I continue to be present. Some may not understand me, but I persist. What may not be seen is that my uniqueness is my strength.

This picture: L'Estel Ferit by Rebecca Horn | Playa de la Barceloneta - Barcelona, Spain | June 2011

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Choice

Choice - Castell de Montjuïc - Barcelona, Spain

There is always a choice to be made. It's inevitable. Getting up or sleeping late? Salad or chips? Acceptance or denial? Showing up or holding back? Even avoiding to choose is already a choice. How to know what is best? How to be at peace with the choices of the past? I hear a voice from within and it gives me what I need.

This picture: Choice | Castell de Montjuïc - Barcelona, Spain | June 2011

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Simply Be [photo]

Pelican - Photo Insight - Key West, FL - Simply Be

I was watching the sunset when I noticed a quiet and unpretentious presence right next to me. I looked over and there it was. Simple, humble, perhaps a bit fearful, not even knowing how impressive and majestic it really was.

We made eye contact, but it immediately looked the other way. I quietly made my approach while keeping a safe distance and in return it cautiously trusted me.

In the few moments we connected, I wondered: Was it happy? Was it aware about how we go our ways and treat this world? Could it have anything to say? And right at that moment, that's when I realized that above all its silent but most powerful statement was its steady persistence to show up everyday and to simply be.

Video: Simply Be


This picture: Pelican | Key West, FL | February 2014

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Stare

Stare - Impala at Kruger National Park, South Africa

I know you are watching. Here is this stranger walking through your own place, your own house. Sorry if I intrude. There is no need to be afraid, at least not with me. I marvel at your beauty and innocence - and I learn from the way you freely live.

This picture: Stare | Impala at Kruger National Park, South Africa | January 2013

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