~ 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

~ 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.

 

~ Caretake this moment

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“Caretake this moment. Immerse yourself in its particulars. Respond to this person, this challenge, this deed. Quit evasions. Stop giving yourself needless trouble. It is time to really live; to fully inhabit the situation you happen to be in now.”

~ Epictetus

~Bukowksi on Whitman

Tempus Fugit

“when Whitman wrote, “I sing the body electric”
I know what he
meant
I know what he
wanted:

to be completely alive every moment
in spite of the inevitable.

we can’t cheat death but we can make it
work so hard
that when it does take
us

it will have known a victory just as
perfect as
ours”

~ Charles Bukowski

~ a simple secret…

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“The simple secret of happiness.
Whatever you are doing, don’t let the past move your mind; don’t let future disturb you. Because the past is no more, and the future is not yet. To live in the memories, to live in the imagination, is to live in the non-existential. And when you are living in the non-existential, you are missing that which is existential. Naturally you will be miserable, because you will miss your whole life.” 
 ~ Osho