take the world into your arms

kai lenny, peahi

 

When it’s over,

I want to say: all my life

I was a bride married to amazement.

I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder if I have made of my

life something particular, and real. I don’t want to find

myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument.

I don’t want to end up simply

having visited this

world.

 

Mary Oliver

September 10, 1935 – January 17, 2019

 

now and then


 

We’re

increasingly

constrained by computers…

a pixelated abridgement of reality that make

us blind to the complexity of the natural world…

our physical movements have been almost

entirely removed as a factor in our

own existence. Now all we

seem to do is press

buttons.

 

Alexander Langlands

 

 

The

heavens allowed me

To settle myself

On a small piece of land

Looking into the distance

Digging far down

I delight in my own freedom

All who come here

Feel the lids fall

From their eyes

This view

Of the world without end

There is nowhere

to hide

 

Muso Soseki