Posts Tagged With: Philosophy

PISS POT PHILOSOPHY

 

“Even as a child I felt in my heart two opposite emotions:
the horror of life and the ecstasy of life.”

 

~ Charles Baudelaire ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in Paris in June 2018.


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POEM FROM THE BOTTOM OF A BLACK HOLE

 

“There are many black holes, and there are many universes.
Life is a never ending circle, and so too, is death.”

 

~ Anthony T. Hincks ~

 

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STAYING AFLOAT

 

“The world is filled with fools,
but none of them considers himself one,
or tries not to be one.”

 

~ Baltasar Gracián ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in November 2010.


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SUMMERTYME TRYST

 

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon;
to me those have always been
the two most beautiful words
in the English language.”

 

~ Henry James ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in June 2019.


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THE FRAGMENT OF A TEAR

 

“Always and inevitably, everyone underestimates
the number of stupid individuals in circulation.”

 

~ Carlo M. Cipolla ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in May 2019.


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L’AMOUR EST DANS L’SPRAY

 

“Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life.”

 

~ Jean Paul Richter ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art by Nemi taken in Paris in June 2018.


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LA ROUE DE LA VIE

 

“The wheel of a man’s life.
No mercy. No pity.”

 

~ Robert Jordan ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a Roman child’s toy wagon wheel, circa 1800 years old, taken in March 2018.


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FURTHER

 

“There is no top.
There are always further heights to reach.”

 

~ Jascha Heifetz ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art taken in Paris in May 2016.


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THE ABSURDITY OF IT ALL

 

“…the universe has no sense of charity,
no laws of kindness and love…”

 

 

000-the-absurdity-of-it-allDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo of an excavated Roman cemetery taken in Germany in September 1987.


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ONE THIN WIRE

 

“Every moment is the paradox of now or never.”

 

~ Simon Van Booy ~

 

000-one-thin-wireDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in February 2007.


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RENEWAL

 

“Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted,
and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them,
and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

000-renewalDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in May 2007.


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THE EVENT HORIZON

 

“The shortest distance between two points is often unbearable.”

 

~ Charles Bukowski ~

 

000 the event horizonDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken on the Canary Island of La Palma in May 1994.


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MAYBE NOT

 

“Let me embrace thee, sour adversity,
for wise men say it is the wisest course.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

000 maybe notDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Munich, Germany in June 2014.


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NO LOOKING GLASS

 

“After your death, you will be what you were before your birth.”

 

~ Arthur Schopenhauer ~

 

000 no looking glassPhoto taken in Le cimetière du Père-Lachaise in Paris in May 2016.


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PERCEPTIONS

 

“There are things known and there are things unknown,
and in between are the doors of perception.”

 

~ Aldous Huxley ~

 

000 perceptionsPhoto of a tiny snail no larger than a match head taken in Paris in May 2016.


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FLESH AND BONE

 

 

“We are only lightly covered with buttoned cloth; and beneath these pavements are shells, bones and silence.”

~ Virginia Woolf ~

 

 

000 flesh and boneAn X-ray of my right foot created by RZFW in February 2016.


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DIMENSIONS

 
 

“Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.”
~ Oscar Wilde ~

 
 

000 dimensionsPhoto taken at the Musee du Louvre in Paris in February 2007.


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VIEW FROM A DISTANT STAR

 
…assume, just for a moment, that an alien from a distant star
must submit an evaluation of the primary life form existing on
a rather small unimportant blue planet…

 

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    Original photo taken in April 2007. Digitally enhanced in January 2016.


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HOPES AND DREAMS

 
“…and there will come a time when you can even take your clothes off when you dance…”

~ Frank Zappa ~


000 hopes and dreamsPhoto of the ruins of Battle Abbey, near Hastings, England taken in June 1982.


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VACANT

 
 
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language.
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”    

~ T.S. Eliot ~

 

 

000 vacantPhoto of an abandoned farmhouse taken in the Dordogne region of France in June 1985.


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