The Magic of the Cities.
Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~John Greer
You don't take a photograph, you make it. ~Ansel Adams
The Earth Has Music For Those Who Listen.
"I still find each day to short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see"
~ John Burroughs
Site located in the Hill of the Grasshopper in Chapultepec Park, which is devoted to contemplation and visitors to listen to music of various types primarily classical and jazz.
It is approximately 30 meters in diameter and is surrounded by flowers and trees. It is located across the street from Xicotencatl. The closest access is Metro Hall and Flowers Gate.
"In Xochitl, in cuicatl"
("In The Flower, The Sing")
When I look carefully
I see the nazuna blooming
By the hedge!
... a borough of New York City, at the southwestern corner of Long Island.
"A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song."
~ Chinese Proverb
Karlheinz Stockhausen «Gesang der Jünglinge»
Working on the electronic composition «GESANG DER JÜNGLING» was founded on the concept of harmonizing sung tones with electronically generated tones. (...) At certain points in the composition, the sung tones are understood as words; at other points, they have only the value of sounds. Between these extremes are reached different levels of word-related clarity. Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Quetzalapa Fall (near Zacatlan, Pue.)~Paul Éluard
There is another world and it is in this one.
H a p p y W e e k e n d !
Street Food Vendor in Cuernavaca (a kind of french fries)
One of the most popular pastimes among the city's children and teenagers is to hire a boat and row around the lake located in the Chapultepec Forest. Here people can take to the water, accompanied by the local duck and goose population, all set amidst picturesque woodland: a fine place for a family outing, right in the heart of the city. (MyTG)
-Taking a nap on a bus and dreaming a world without politics.-
"Like all dreamers I confuse disenchantment with truth."
“Eternity is in love with the productions of time”
French painter of Hungarian origin (Pécs, April 9, 1906 - Paris, March 15, 1997)
Victor Vasarely is a unique artist in the history of twentieth century art. Famous during his lifetime, he distinguished himself from contemporary art with the creation of a new movement: optical art. The evolution of his life of work is inherently coherent, progressing from graphic art to the artist’s determination to promote a social art that is accessible to all.
Rothko in his daily walk, found this fallen little bird and take care of him and invited to home.
(Previously posted, as part of a self retrospective)
- - For My Loved Ones - -
The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Souls' Day) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 1st and 2nd in connection with the Catholic holiday of All Saints' Day which occurs on November 1st and All Souls' Day which occurs on November 2nd. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.
Scholars trace the origins of the modern holiday to indigenous observances dating back thousands of years, and to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl.
Similar holidays are celebrated in many parts of the world; for example, it's a public holiday (Dia de Finados) in Brazil, where many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. In Spain, there are festivals and parades, and at the end of the day, people gather at cemeteries and pray for their loved ones who have died. Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe and in the Philippines, and similarly-themed celebrations appear in many Asian and African cultures.
T I M E
Modern man thinks he loses something-time-when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains- except kill it.
One of the worst forms of mental suffering is boredom, not knowing what to do with oneself and one's life. Even if man had no monetary, or any other reward, he would be eager to spend his energy in some meaningful way because he could not stand the boredom which inactivity produces.