foreboding

1/31/17

“I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness...

The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance”

~Carl Sagan

 


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Anzie

1/30/17

“Do not let other people invade your personality. Remember that every human being is a unique phenomenon, and worth developing. You will meet many who have no resources of their own, and who will try to fasten themselves upon you. You will find others eager to tell you what to do and think and be. But it is better to go apart and learn to be yourself.” 

~Upton Sinclair

 


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time

1/29/17

“Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?" That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.” 

~Herman Hesse

 


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jo

1/28/17

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

~Anais Nin

 


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fire

1/27/17

“Perhaps my best years are gone. When there was a chance of happiness. But I wouldn't want them back. Not with the fire in me now. No, I wouldn't want them back.”
~Samuel Beckett

 


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furtherance

1/26/17

“I get by with a little help from my friends.”
~John Lennon

 


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privilege

1/25/17

" The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."

~Friedrich Nietzsche



 


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beneath

1/24/17

“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.” 

~Marilyn Monroe

 


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patiently

1/22/17

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” 

~W.B. Yeats

 


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Red Boot Project

1/21/17

"..I decide to name my tumor, Walter and I created the Fuck Walter movement. I put out all the positive, sparkly vibes I can muster into the universe.."

 


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home

1/20/17

“Home was not the place where you were born but the place you created yourself, where you did not need to explain, where you finally became what you were.” 

~Dermot Bolger

 


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space

1/19/17

“She smiled and said with an ecstatic air: "It shines like a little diamond",
"What does?"
"This moment. It is round, it hangs in empty space like a little diamond; I am eternal.”

~Jean-Paul Sartre

 


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outward

1/18/17

“All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses, 
And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.” 

~Walt Whitman

 


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introduction

1/17/17

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” 

~David Mitchell

 


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Visions

1/15/17

17th in the creating your vision series with sculpture artist Michael Alfano's amazing piece, "Evolution" and model, Melanie Moore at The Warwick Center for the Arts. 

Stay tuned for next months event! 

 


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tomorrow

1/13/17

“I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.” 

~Beryl Markham

 


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mirrored

1/12/17

"An artist can show things that other people are terrified of expressing."

~Louise Bourgeois

(from the Asylum Series)

 


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descendant

1/10/17

“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” 

~FDR

 


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Upright

1/9/17

The elegance under pressure is the result of fearlessness

~ ashish patel

 


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both

1/8/17

“...the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whatever form.
 
Both are illusions.”

~E. Tolle

 


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secrets

1/7/17

“Photography is all about secrets. The secrets we all have and will never tell.” 

~Kim Edwards

 


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worry

1/5/17

“If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” 

~Dalai Lama XIV

 


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waiting

1/4/17

“For a while" is a phrase whose length can't be measured.At least by the person who's waiting.”

~Haruki Murakami

 


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home

1/2/17

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
~Edith Sitwell

 


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fault

1/1/17

“So I am not a broken heart. 
I am not the weight I lost or miles or ran and I am not the way I slept on my doorstep under the bare sky in smell of tears and whiskey because my apartment was empty and if I were to be this empty I wanted something solid to sleep on. Like concrete. 
I am not this year and I am not your fault.
I am muscles building cells, a little every day, because they broke that day,
but bones are stronger once they heal and I am smiling to the bus driver and replacing my groceries once a week and I am not sitting for hours in the shower anymore. 
I am the way a life unfolds and bloom and seasons come and go and I am the way the spring always finds a way to turn even the coldest winter into a field of green and flowers and new life."

I am not your fault.” 

~Charlotte Eriksson

 


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