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, June 20, 2012


“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there.

It doesn't matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”
― Ray BradburyFahrenheit 451



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Cloudy said...

Oh yes, everyone should leave something behind, but many do it, they leave nothing good...

Have a nice day

Kate said...

I love that quote and it is certainly being used since Bradbury's death. I want that read at my funeral...hope it's not too soon.

You are such an artist! This is a terrific post.

Anita Otrebski said...

Touching... love this quote and the photo!

Nice work Carraol! : )

Bob Crowe said...

The image and text makes me think of the scientific concept of sensitive dependence on initial conditions: the fluttering of a butterfly's wings in Africa can affect the weather in Mexico or St. Louis. Everything and everyone is inextricably intertwined.

Kippy Marrie said...

Olá amiga...
Obrigada pela visita em meu blog.
Espero que volte sempre.
Fica com o Papai do Céu.
Aus 1000 e Beijos 1000...


PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very beautiful image to go with these wise words Carraol. Mr Bradbury was a very wise man oui!