Saturday, January 29, 2011

aware and alert

aware and alert, originally uploaded by Still Pond Photography.

"Not being tense but ready.
Not thinking but not dreaming.
Not being set but flexible.
Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement.
It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come."
— Bruce Lee (Tao of Jeet Kune Do)

Friday, January 28, 2011

time in dreams is frozen

Time in dreams is frozen. You can never get away from where you've been.
— Margaret Atwood (The Blind Assassin)


This shot was taken yesterday while I was home for a snow day. Luckily, I headed out on Wednesday well in enough time to miss the horrible traffic jams around the Baltimore beltway. The snow fall overnight made this place look like a winter wonderland for about half the day, and then, thankfully, it started to melt.

The shape of this piece of ice reminded me of the jewel on a tear drop necklace or earring - with the bottom portion so perfectly shaped.

With regard to this quote, I have started and never finished The Blind Assassin about three times. I liked the book and plan to finish it at some point - I think I am about 3/4 the way through. Why can we finish some books in a night and others take us years?

Uploaded by Still Pond Photography on 28 Jan 11, 6.31AM EST.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

< wild geese <

< wild geese , originally uploaded by Still Pond Photography.

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting--
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

~ Mary Oliver, Dream Work

Thursday, January 13, 2011


swing*snow*swing, originally uploaded by Still Pond Photography.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

stay this way

stay this way, originally uploaded by Still Pond Photography.

"Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone."
— J.D. Salinger (The Catcher in the Rye)