“There once was this Zen master sitting on a small stone bench, studying his small Japanese rock garden...

There are only five rocks in the master's garden. Each was chosen for its individual perfection, as well as its unique relationship to the other stones. One day a visitor comes to the garden. The visitor steps slowly around the tiny space, contemplating the rake-grooved gravel and the stones. Eventually the visitor turns to the Zen master and exclaims, "It is perfect." The Zen master shakes his head solemnly and says, "No, it will be perfect when there are only three stones."”

~Yvon Chouinard


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"Understand, I'll slip quietly
away from the noisy crowd
when I see the pale stars rising,
blooming, over the oaks.

...I'll pursue solitary pathways
through the pale twilit meadows,
with only this one dream:

You come too."



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"And if I had money, would it all look good?
And if I had a job now, like a good man should?
And if I came to you tomorrow and said lets run away,
would you roll like the wind does? Baby would you stay?

And my heart is dancing to a November tune
And I hope that you hear it singing songs about you
I sing songs of sorrow, because you're not around
See babe I'm gone tomorrow, baby follow me down

And I don't know why I have to, but this man must move on
I loved my time here, didn't know 'till I was gone "



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Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.

~Robert Frost



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"Dreams are the bright creatures of poem and legend, who sport on earth in the night season, and melt away in the first beam of the sun, which lights grim care and stern reality on their daily pilgrimage through the world."



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A magic morning green room shoot with the artful and talented Jamie Lee Fury.
"Asylum" continues to soul shift with spooky-cool, dreamy results. 


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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

 ~Dr. Seuss


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“We have not wings we cannot soar; but, we have feet to scale and climb, by slow degrees, by more and more, the cloudy summits of our time.”



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"He who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once."

 ~Robert Browning


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"Be kind to thy father, for when thou were young, who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, and joined in thy innocent glee."

~Margaret Courtney


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Towered cities please us then,
And the busy hum of men.

~John Milton


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The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice --
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do --
determined to save
the only life you could save.
~ Mary Oliver ~


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Pbr,Zappa, David lee black, upright bass,
“Anything, Any time, Anywhere - for no Reason at All.”


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David lee black,city ,urban, Dreiser
"Our civilization is still in a middle stage, scarcely beast in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct; scarcely human, in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason."



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william ward, david lee black, smile,
"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."

  ~William Arthur Ward.


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David lee black, mount katahdin, appalacian trail,Thurman
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”




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