Road

But why think about that when all the golden lands ahead of you and all kinds of unforseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you’re alive to see?
~ Jack Kerouac, On the Road

The Road to the Empty Quarter  by Bohindi Abdulla
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Exist to be alive

It appears to me impossible
that I should cease to exist,
or that this active, restless spirit,
equally alive to joy and sorrow,
should be only organized dust.
~ Mary Wollstonecraft

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Photo by Fan Ho

Feeling Alive

Matthew Scherfenberg

Matthew Scherfenberg

To hear never-heard sounds,
To see never-seen colors and shapes,
To try to understand the imperceptible
Power pervading the world;
To fly and find pure ethereal substances
That are not of matter
But of that invisible soul pervading reality.
To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul;
To be a lantern in the darkness
Or an umbrella in a stormy day;
To feel much more than know.
To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain;
To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon;
To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves;
To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets
Of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching.
To be a smile on the face of a woman
And shine in her memory
As a moment saved without planning.
~ Dejan Stojanovic

Photo: Matthew Scherfenberg