To Live Life

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

Smith Rock.OR. Michael Shainblum – 2017 Solar Eclipse
#shine #light #solareclipse #livelife

Thankful

“From too much love of living
From hope and fear set free,
We thank with brief thanksgiving
Whatever gods may be
That no life lives for ever;
That dead men rise up never;
That even the weariest river
Winds somewhere safe to sea.

Then star nor sun shall waken,
Nor any change of light:
Nor sound of waters shaken,
Nor any sound or sight:
Nor wintry leaves nor vernal,
Nor days nor things diurnal;
Only the sleep eternal
In an eternal night.”
~ Algernon Charles Swinburne, The Garden of Proserpine

#livelife #thankful #eternal

Refuse

I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
~ Groucho Marx

#livelife #blackcat

If all else remained

If all else perished…
I should still continue to be;
If all else remained…
the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.
~ Emily Brontë

Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi, China by fotojazz
#loss #love #livelife #life #eternity #perish #guilin #china

Believe

Believe what You Believe and it will be,
Believe what Others Believe and
They will Consume You!
~ Stanley Victor Paskavich

Photograph by Viktor Bors
#believe #tranquility #livelife