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

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hills and Skies



Teachings of Rumi:
I searched for God among the Christians and on the Cross and therein I found Him not.
I went into the ancient temples of idolatry; no trace of Him was there.
I entered the mountain cave of Hira and then went as far as Qandhar but God I found not.
With set purpose I fared to the summit of Mount Caucasus and found there only 'anqa's habitation.
Then I directed my search to the Kaaba, the resort of old and young; God was not there even.
Turning to philosophy I inquired about him from ibn Sina but found Him not within his range.
I fared then to the scene of the Prophet's experience of a great divine manifestation only a "two bow-lengths' distance from him" but God was not there even in that exalted court.
Finally, I looked into my own heart and there I saw Him; He was nowhere else.


New York City and Washington series continue in Sketches of Cities.
(Under construction)

Gracias por su visita. / Thanks for visiting, please be sure that I read each and every one of your kind comments and I appreciate them all. Stay tune.


brattcat said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, the images, the music, the quote from Rumi. Thank you.

joo said...

They are all fabulous, but my favourite is the middle one.

Eleonora Baldwin said...

I agree with Joo, #2 wins my heart.

Stunning, thank you for sharing


Leif Hagen said...

Some great, artistic views! Muchos gracias! Adios

Mo Rage said...

you shoot some beautiful things and this shot is fantastic. muy bien. muy bueno.

KC Photog Blog

AB said...

Cacti, rocky mountains and higgledy-piggledy houses. Just as I imagine Mexico!

Cosas de Liz said...

Hola Carrol:

Que bonitas imágenes, me encantó la 2ª, es preciosa!!