analog dreamscape

At no other time (than autumn) does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honeysweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depth within itself, darkness, something of the grave almost.”

― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters on Cézanne

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Portland, OR, November 2016

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“…nothing exists longer than an instant except the things that we hold in memory.” 

― Sam Savage, Firmin

Astoria, OR, May 2016

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You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

–Mary Oliver, “Wild Geese”

Coyote Wall, Columbia River Gorge, WA, April 2015

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It begins with a moment. A flash. A feeling. You dance the dance of romance. Entrapped in a trance. Tiny cells become whole, and within the body you’ve grown and known your whole life, begins a new one… At once a mystery that squirmed inside me, now the body of my daughter whom I watch grow in front of my eyes every day. I thank thee simple cells, for your ferocious complexity. 

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

―John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

Tryon Creek State Natural Area, Portland, OR, February 2014

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