Friday, January 31, 2014

January Favorites

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And it seems to me that it’s the work of poets and artists to know what the world-image of today is, and to render it as the old seers did theirs. The prophets rendered it as a manifestation of the transcendent principle. That’s what we lack today, really. I think poets and artists who speak of the mystery are rare. There’s been so much social criticism of our arts, which is just one facet. But the other function of the poet – that of opening the mystery dimension – has been, with few great exceptions, forgotten. I think that what we lack, really, isn’t science but poetry that reveals what the heart is ready to recognize.
--Joseph Campbell, from An Open Life

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Winter Sunrise



Heavy Weather on Hwy. 1



Elements



Pale Elfin Saddle



Bobcat Over Bolinas



Black-and-White Cat



Alpine Lake



Open Secret Falls



Coyote Gait



Nurse Log


January 2004 (top) and 2012



Candy Caps


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