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A Second Spring

Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus

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“When Power Corrupts, Poetry Cleanses”

Today is National Poetry Day…

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations.  When power narrows the areas of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence.  When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.  For art establishes the basic human truth which must serve as the touchstone of our judgment.

John F. Kennedy

Kensington Park, Michigan

Photo Challenge: A Window into a Most Expressive Feature

“A lake is a landscape’s most expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”

—Henry David Thoreau

 

Photo Challenge:  Windows  

 

Kensington Park, Michigan

Memories and the River of Time

I sat there and forgot and forgot, until what remained was the river that went by and I who watched… Eventually the watcher joined the river, and there was only one of us. I believe it was the river.

Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It

pigeon river, michigan

Pigeon River forest, Michigan

Photo Challenge: Intersection of Fate and Choice

Not every intersection needs a traffic light

 

Every path but your own is the path of fate.  Keep on your own track then.

–Henry David Thoreau

Photo Challenge:  Corner  

 

the road less traveled by

Kensington Park, Michigan

I spotted a local commuter just around the bend.

 

“…Seeks to Understand Other Men and Women…”

The spirit of liberty is the spirit that is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the minds of other men and women; the spirit of liberty is the spirit that weighs their interests alongside its own without bias.

Judge Learned Hand, 1944

…and alas a spirit that is noticeably absent from the current
political and cultural landscape of the United States.