Sara

21 Dec

We’re special. We really are.

Hold on to me.

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Is it too bad?

19 Dec

Is it too bad
that I want this view everyday,
that I might want to settle down
Some times
with you
with this place
with these people…

and that as I grow up
my ambitions want to take shape
with you
with this place
with these people…

Is it too bad?
If some times I just want
to make sure,
there’s a home waiting for me,
someone to get back to
after I fail at being mediocre.

Is it weakness?
Is that what it is?
Is this how I am?

And… is this why I can’t stop feeling sorry for being a sucker,
for you
for this place
for these people.

Stairway to Self Discovery

15 Dec

“When my time to die is near, I will not grieve. I will accept my fate calmly, and when my body is gone, I will rejoice to join the symphony of time contained in every living, breathing body. My heart will sing at the thought of joining the matter of dinosaurs, the cavemen, the uncountable men and women long since dead-each with his own story, and each part of the remarkable pageant of time in which we are not players, but mere specks of dust existing in a temporary world until we are freed of our bodies and allowed to join in the history of time-to be one with a delicate flower, a soaring bird, a mighty redwood tree, and every star and planet of the galaxy.”

– J.B.L. 1/2/91-3/30/10
Pinhole camera and 10 mins exposure.

Patience

14 Dec


It’s not what happens or what could happen that worries me.
Is the fact of having to wait in order to know what is the result.

A Long Time Ago

12 Dec

”those days are over” that’s what your mind said. hearts don’t matter anymore and i know that i can still look in you eyes but, can you do the same for me?

Submitted by Jagoda Turk

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Train of Thought

10 Dec

A happy accident? Sitting in an Amtrak, traveling north from Portland to Seattle. The sun hitting just right, reflecting my image onto the window that I was staring out of. A series of photos taken from a high speed captured me melded with the northwest scenery. But one stood out. I had seemingly become one with a tree, the symmetry perfect as if I were the roots to those branches. The image resonated immediately with my inner self and still inspires me each time I look at it. It inspires me to be true to myself, to stay grounded, to get outside and take a walk, and to smile at all of life’s little happy accidents if that is what they indeed are.

Submitted by Emilia Biavaschi.

Artist´s Statement:

Often, in an attempt to distract myself by looking outward, I find myself instead looking inward. A distraction of a different sort. An interruption from the overwhelming outside world by introspection. And though inward looking can also overwhelm, the benefits of self-discovery lead to growth and understanding, at least that’s the hope.

Thus accidental self-portraits abound in my collection of photos.

Fish Mirror

10 Dec

Staring at my bulletin board, seeking a distraction from writing yet another cover letter. What do I discover? Myself, reflected in a tiny fish mirror purchased as a souvenir from Mexico years ago. And this leads to thoughts of where I’ve been in life, where I’m going. These thoughts hold a greater value than the repetitive words typed into a cover letter for a job that I don’t really want, and ultimately do not get. Failure and struggle can lead to growth and discovery. Failure and struggle can lead to growth and discovery. Failure and struggle can lead to growth and discovery.

Submitted by Emilia Biavaschi

Artist´s Statement:

Often, in an attempt to distract myself by looking outward, I find myself instead looking inward. A distraction of a different sort. An interruption from the overwhelming outside world by introspection. And though inward looking can also overwhelm, the benefits of self-discovery lead to growth and understanding, at least that’s the hope.

Thus accidental self-portraits abound in my collection of photos.