Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Nature persists

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.  - Aristotle

El Jardin de Paraiso
A green bottle fly relaxing in El Jardin de Paraiso on E 5th Street.

Tompkins Square park
A bumble bee coming in for a landing in Tompkins Square Park.

An afternoon siesta in  the 9th Street Community Garden on Avenue C.

Blue Dasher
A living art display in El Jardin de Paraiso.

See more marvelous creatures here.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Happy fly

Little Fly
Thy summer's play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Fly study

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

Fly study

For I dance
And drink & sing;
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

Fly study

If thought is life
And strength & breath;
And the want
Of thought is death;

Fly study

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die.

-- William Blake

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

This land is your land

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

- Nelson Mandela