The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pulse for Life

… and I will leave. But the birds will stay, singing: and my garden will stay, with its green tree, with its water well. Many afternoons the skies will be blue and placid, and the bells in the belfry will chime, as they are chiming this very afternoon. The people who have loved me will pass away, and the town will burst anew every year. But my spirit will always wander nostalgic in the same recondite corner of my flowery garden.

Y yo me iré. Y se quedarán los pájaros cantando;
y se quedará mi huerto con su verde árbol,
y con su pozo blanco.

Todas las tardes el cielo será azul y plácido;
y tocarán, como esta tarde están tocando,
las campanas del campanario.

Se morirán aquellos que me amaron;
y el pueblo se hará nuevo cada año;
y en el rincon de aquel mi huerto florido y encalado,
mi espiritu errará, nostalgico.

From “El Viaje Definitivo”
( The Definitive Journey )
by Juan Ramon Jimenez.


Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.


Antjas said...

I was very moved by this entry.

Anonymous said...

I really like this portrait of the old man. The chain adds a spooky element to the scene. Nice photography.

cieldequimper said...

An extremely well done photograph. The man's expression is perfectly caught.

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Kate said...

I love this portrait and the tone of the photograph. It gives me an idea for some of my future snaps which I always use colour with my photos. Thanks for the photo and the idea!!

joo said...

Wonedrful piece of writing, wonderful photo and great music. Very touching, especially today. Thank you.

Julie said...

this is a superb portrait. I really like the spirit you capture in it