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Dead leaves, dirty ground. [20060411|20:47]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Caesar's Spring


I have no words of my own today. His will have to do.
The inferno of the living is not something that will be; if there is one, it is what is already here, the inferno where we live every day, that we form by being together. There are two ways to escape suffering it. The first is easy for many: accept the inferno and become such a part of it that you can no longer see it. The second is risky and requires constant vigilance and apprehension: seek and learn to recognize who and what, in the midst of the inferno, are not inferno, then make them endure, give them space.

--Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities


ETA: On a lighter note, I spotted some stick figures in peril on one of my walks.
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[User Picture]From: taische
2006-04-11 22:11 (UTC)
Clarity and awareness, too, along with vigilance- lights in the face of what could be darkening odds. The second does require a stomach for risk; what could be more essential to someone who searches the world for things- more than rare- almost unknown, only to release any hold on them? That state is a place that many mouth tribute to- a place of ideals and uncompromised passions- but where few reside for good reason; it's easier to be lost and not know it than it is to find hope in a wolf's mouth.
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From: shniggit
2006-04-11 22:11 (UTC)
don't use the internet less, then i can't comment using only a telephone!
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[User Picture]From: taische
2006-04-11 23:26 (UTC)
The image reminds me of the hidden worlds I would see in tidal pools as I grew up. ...still do, actually.
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2006-04-12 00:24 (UTC)
I love the leaves. It looks like a painting.
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[User Picture]From: bellelaqueen
2006-04-12 08:22 (UTC)
I love that it looks like it could be a photo or reproduction (I'm leaning towards something CGI). Makes you spend a little more time studying it.
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From: enzeru
2006-04-12 08:46 (UTC)
That is so lovely. I want a skirt that looks like that.
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2006-04-12 11:59 (UTC)
I love the collurs in this picture - they go wonderfully together. Actually, I seem to have a thing for colours in pictures!
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[User Picture]From: impix
2006-04-12 13:56 (UTC)
this reminds me of hidden pools on dartmoor, it makes me awfully happy.]thank you
:)
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[User Picture]From: glassarmy
2006-04-16 11:23 (UTC)
hello!
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