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  • So, what do YOU do, when you feel generally uninspired?

    How do you “re-charge your batteries”? How do you get your inspiration back? What do you do? Where do you look for it?

    not necessarily intended only on a “photography-wise” level, much as on a “general life, stuff and meaning” level

    I like for you to be still
    It is as though you are absent
    And you hear me from far away
    And my voice does not touch you
    It seems as though your eyes had flown away
    And it seems that a kiss had sealed your mouth
    As all things are filled with my soul
    You emerge from the things
    Filled with my soul
    You are like my soul
    A butterfly of dream
    And you are like the word: Melancholy

    I like for you to be still
    And you seem far away
    It sounds as though you are lamenting
    A butterfly cooing like a dove
    And you hear me from far away
    And my voice does not reach you
    Let me come to be still in your silence
    And let me talk to you with your silence
    That is bright as a lamp
    Simple, as a ring
    You are like the night
    With its stillness and constellations
    Your silence is that of a star
    As remote and candid

    I like for you to be still
    It is as though you are absent
    Distant and full of sorrow
    So you would’ve died
    One word then, One smile is enough
    And I’m happy;
    Happy that it’s not true” 
    ― Pablo Neruda


    “Everybody’s a bird, locked up in a pretty cage. Sometimes you fly to a slightly bigger one, but you never quite have the courage to abandon captivity completely.” 
    ― Dave McKeanCages

    “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” 
    ― Arthur Conan Doyle

    “But the beauty is in the walking — we are betrayed by destinations.” 
    ― Gwyn Thomas


    “Love is so short, forgetting is so long.” 
    ― Pablo NerudaLove: Ten Poems

    “Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That’s part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads - at least that’s where I imagine it - there’s a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in awhile, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you’ll live forever in your own private library.” 
    ― Haruki MurakamiKafka on the Shore

    “I’ve learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you’re with me, even when you’re not by my side.” 
    ― Paulo CoelhoEleven Minutes


    “True love doesn’t need proof. The eyes told what heart felt.” ― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut


    “…that yearning inside you that seeks for fulfillment - does it still burn?…” 
    ― John GeddesA Familiar Rain

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