The secret of seeing is to sail on solar wind.  Hone and spread your spirit till you yourself are a sail, whetted, translucent, broadside to the merest puff.

~Annie Dillard
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Pacific Rim Photography

Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and
when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which
can make them come back again.
                                                             ~Henri Cartier Bresson
This is your world; it is your feast...
Look at the greatness of the whole thing.
Look!  Don't hesitate-- look!
Open your eyes.
Don't blink, and look, look-- look further.

               ~Chogyam Trungpa
Everything comes from nature and everything returns there.
                                                                      ~ Andre Derain
Beyond living and dreaming
there is something more important:
Waking up.
                    ~Antonio Machado
I wish I could find an event
that meant as much as simple seeing.

      ~Theodore Roethke
A human being is part of the whole, called by us the Universe; a part limited by time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something  separated from the rest, a kind of optical illusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to  affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task is to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

--Albert Einstein
Only that day dawns
to which we are fully awake.

~Henry David Thoreau
As soon as you see something, you already start to intellectualize it. As soon as you intellectualize something, it is no longer what you saw.

        ~Shunryu Suzuki

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Gingko Leaf Polyptych