Monday, October 11, 2010

"I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now." — Bob Dylan

Late Sunday night musings  after a long afternoon/evening in the studio with the radio for company ... found at the very evocative tumblr site ocean of mind . Some words and images to share with you .... its late! Im off now...the rain is falling, the night is a little chilly... just perfect for sleeping.
(of course... I had to start with a few words from the pen of Bob Dylan!)

'Let each one turn his gaze inward and regard himself with awe and wonder, with mystery and reverence; let each one work his own influence, his own havoc, his own miracles.'
Henry Miller


Linn Meyers
Linn Meyers

Mandala of evolution
Dion Wright

Oh soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul.

— Rumi

David Maisel 
David Maisel

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."

— Anaïs Nin

(via fernsandmoss)
via fernandmoss

"Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal."

— Egon Schiele

via crowtendr

"I don’t do drugs, I am drugs."

— Salvador Dalí 

(via iheartloons, kml)
via iheartloons, kml

This being human is a guest house. 
Every morning a new arrival. 

A joy, a depression, a meanness, 
some momentary awareness comes 
as an unexpected visitor. 

Welcome and entertain them all! 
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, 
who violently sweep your house 
empty of its furniture, 
still, treat each guest honorably. 
He may be clearing you out 
for some new delight. 

The dark thought, the shame, the malice, 
meet them at the door laughing, 
and invite them in. 

Be grateful for whoever comes, 
because each has been sent 
as a guide from beyond.

— Rumi

Georgia O’Keeffe, The Lawrence Tree, 1929
(via sealmaiden)
Georgia O'Keefe, The Lawrence Tree, 1929

Join me in the pure atmosphere of gratitude
For life.


Ernesto Neto
Ernesto Neto

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted as being self evident."

— Arthur Schopenhauer

(via aertime)
via airtime

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."

— Thomas Merton

cloudbusters: Yoshi Sodeoka

cloud busters: Yoshi Sodeoka

"Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it."

— Mark Twain

eyehavenoi:crashinglybeautiful: Edvard Munch, “The Sun” 
Edvard Munch, 'The Sun'

"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them."

— Leo Tolstoy

Paul Klee, Highways and Byways
Paul Klee, Highways and Byways

Paul Klee, Dream City
Paul Klee, Dream City

"Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter."

— Einstein


"You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?"

— Rumi

bittersweetnightshade:(via silent-musings)
bittersweetnightshade (via silent musings)

montycantsin:(via aunatural)
montycantsin (via aunatural)

"This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play."

— Alan Watts

ps  have a good week!


Blue Sky Dreaming said...

What a visual treat! You have posted images and words of some very dear ones to nice to see again and to read again. Your range is wide and wonderful...thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sophie! Each and every image and quote was absolutely beautiful and comforting! As we head into fall here in the Midwest US, I find myself turning in and reflecting. I'll need to remember to come back to this post again and again!

cerulean said...

Beautiful online exhibition, thank you for sharing it.

em said...

wow, sophie, what a tour de force of curating! again, so inspirational! i need to look at your blog before i go out and take photos, not after! i love all the sun/season/biology themes. and that last quote is the one i try (and fail) to live by the most. thank you.

Sophie Munns said...

'tis good to be reminded of what we hold dear to our hearts... I was quite blissed out late last night moving through a tumblr site so rich with words and with images...
I knew I had to share them!
Delighted you came by....

Anonymous said...

Hi Mary,
it was a case of when is enough enough....there was so much to ponder at that site. There's a few I need to come back to and read again and me both sounds like!

Hi Cerulean,
glad you found this little show...
Thanks for you warm message!

Hi Em,
hope your'e enjoying your Sunday...looking forward to your inspiration at garden fool later on! Yes...we can only try...but its a good one to remember I agree!

Printed Material said...

Wow Sophie, there's so much to take in here. I shall have to come back to it a few times to absorb it and search out more about some of the works shown. I love Klee and those two images have made me want to drag a book off the shelves that I have of his work.Thank you for the visual treat. Lesley.

nathalie et cetera said...

Hi Sophie. Great collection you show here. Love the panties filled with sand!

Thank you for dropping by. Did you receive my photos? I sent them a couple of week ago...

Anonymous said...

A little late night inspiration Lesley.
Its funny how sometimes you are just receptive to particular themes...
that was me last night... this tumblr site felt like I had stepped in to a lake and was bathing in a very particular hue of thought and image... so glad to hear you were also receptive to an immersion in this 'ocean of mind too!'
The Klee images were particularly good -the size and quality you dont always see on the net!
Thanks for the lovely comment!

Anonymous said...

Hi Nathalie,
Isn't that work just fascinating... its such a strange yet compelling image!
Photos...well...Im thinking they must have been sent to the gardens? Mail seems to take a couple of they will probably be over there now...will be there this week and check... How lovely ... what a surprise!!!!!
Thanks Nat!

Cat said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful and inspiring images. I could just look at them all day. Keep them coming. :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for popping in Cat!
Its a wonderful site ..... with SO much more going on... this is a tiny taste of what you can go see there!
travel well!

Robyn said...

How did I miss this magical post?... a feast for my mind and soul.

Thank you :)

x robyn

Anonymous said...

So glad you found it Robyn....I was enraptured when i found the site the other night...much to choose from!

loved your post from today...go girl!!!!

S x

Elizabeth said...

Oh, dear Sophie, you've gone and done it again and again! You've gone and found images and quotes that soothe, stimulate and surprise! I'm thinking so much about the importance of fresh, potable drinking water lately and how all of life basically depends on it - like your seeds without it what can there be - The Klee reminded me of water, how it's used, where its used, by whom, who has access, and the rising tides and melting icecaps! Thank you for generously sharing your finds with us. And btw, LOVE the sea angels!! Good grief, but ain't the world something? So sweet, so poignant, so terrible, so grand - life. You capture so much of it in your work. XO Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

That's very sweet of you Elizabeth. Glad you connected with these images and text I found at the wonderful ocean of mind tumblr!
That capacity of some works (like this Klee for you) to trigger a whole series of thoughts is very fascinating....that something 2 dimensional can lend itself to firing the neural pathways like this.
These sea angels were astonishing and had to be shared.
I was humbled to read your comment then more so to see what you posted...
All I can say is its a pleasure!
Sophie xo