Sunday, April 25, 2010

gone


walkin'...

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Undoubtedly, anatomists such as Rembrandt, Raphael, and Rubens must also have taken the human figure apart many times and for periods on end seen only this or that which perplexed and intrigued them. Once you begin to concentrate this way, it's amazing what you discover. For, as you well know, you can look at things all your life and not see them really. This "seeing" is, in a way, a "not seeing", if you follow me. It is more of a search for something, in which, being blindfolded, you develop the tactile, the olfactory, the auditory senses -- and thus see for the first time.

~ Henry Miller, The Waters Reglitterized

XO

16 comments:

  1. This is lovely! Imagine finding this on a walk in the woods.

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  2. It looks like it belongs there for ever and ever. :)Bea

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  3. this "being blindfolded" ...

    sigh.

    Thanks.

    big bliss grin :) :) :)

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  4. Really fascinating quote. And what an image!!

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  5. thank you, everyone...

    sally, the funny thing is that these sticks and stones practically disappear into the bark... i walked about 6 feet from this tree, turned around to gaze admiringly at the tree and the heart, and couldn't find the stone! i had to really look. it's pretty amazing how it happens like this...

    yeah m., i like the blindfolded part too...

    xoxo

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  6. Being blindfolded would be a good thing to do a little while everyday. Like morning pages!

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  7. Words and image...both beautiful.

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  8. You know I am soooo in love with this photo, don't you ? And these words....you and Henry are a wonderful match here.

    Synchronicity moments - Lynne is painting on rocks. Kim is painting on sticks after being inspired by Lynne. Love this...

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  9. ...and throw in looking through your own energy at any given moment! -J

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  10. Enjoy the inspiration of a beautiful walk xJ

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  11. I cantget past the word, "reglitterized"

    love it.

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  12. Ah yes, I understand this well! It's a real gift to learn to see the familiar in a different way. Beautiful quote and image.

    Happy trails to you.
    (I used to love hearing Roy Rogers sing that long, long ago . . .)
    :0)

    FYI - I hope it's OK - I posted a link to your muslin/plaster cloth portraits in my post today.

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  13. kim, i do love this synchronicity... : )

    yes, jayne!

    me either, grrl... had to name the next post it... xo

    thank you all!

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