~ Life is short

Vanessa Cardui - Painted Lady

“She liked being reminded of butterflies. She remembered being six or seven and crying over the fates of the butterflies in her yard after learning that they lived for only a few days. Her mother had comforted her and told her not to be sad for the butterflies, that just because their lives were short did not mean they were tragic. Watching them flying in the warm sun among the daisies in their garden, her mother had said to her, see, they have a beautiful life. Alice liked remembering that.”
~Lisa Genova, Still Alice

~ Ablaze ~ Feel the Fire!

Ablaze

“It is not revolutions and upheavals that clear the road to better days,
but revelations, and the lavishness of someone’s soul inspired and ablaze.”

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (1890-1960)

Nobel Prize

Momento Mori

Memento Mori at Venue 222

Memento Mori at Venue 222

“Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry.

Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

~ William Saroyan, American writer (1908 – 1981)

Whole of Nature

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


~ Albert Einstein

~ Envy

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“Envying another’s beauty will diminish your own.
But when you praise beauty in others your own beauty deepens.”
~ Daisaku Ikeda

~ Beast Within

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 “ManBeast”, with “AntiCross” in the background.

“I once had been in the middle of a mass chaos and terrible riots.
There, I witnessed how men were truly such as beasts unleashed.”
~Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

A recent piece from  masqueHysteria as displayed at Venue 222 in Cincinnati, Ohio.