Jun 25, 2012

Francesca Woodman & THinking On These Things

All things appear as they truly are to those not blinded by their own self interest. - Guan Yin

Without desire or fear every dilemma spontaneously arrives at its natural solution. - Zhun Mang

Do Good to all living beings without even noticing. - Lao Tzu

It isn't evil ruining the earth , but mediocrity. The crime is not that Nero played while Rome Burned but That he played badly.  -Ned Rosen

Think nothing. Wait until it is absolutely still within you. When you have attained this, begin to play. as soon as you start to think, stop and try and retain the state of non thinking - then continue playing. - Stockhausen

"Until the one to whom this is written came along I imagined that somewhere outside, in life...lay the solution to all things. I thought, when I came upon her, that I was seizing hold of life.... Instead I lost hold of life completely. I reached out for something to attach myself to - and I found nothing. But in reaching out, in making the effort to grasp, to attach myself, left high and dry as I was, I nevertheless found somethingI had not looked for - myself. I found that what I had desired all my life was not to live - if what others are doing is called living - but to express myself. -
Henry Miller

All Photos by Francesca Woodman - Born April 3, 1958 in Denver, Colorado, grew up in Boulder, Colorado  and committed suicide in New York City on January 19, 1981. She is my all time favorite photographer and her work is a testament to the glory & magic of creativity and self expression.

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