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
Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines - these are of trifling import.
All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
Henry Miller. Black Spring (1938)
We’re creators by permission, by grace as it were. No one creates alone, of and by himself.
An artist is an instrument that registers something already existent,
something which belongs to the whole world, and which, if he is an artist, he is compelled to give back to the world.
Henry Miller. The Rosy Crucifixion I: Sexus (1949)