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Toulon, France

 

“The creative act is a letting down of the net of human imagination into the ocean of chaos on which we are suspended, and the attempt to bring out of it ideas.

It is the night sea journey, the lone fisherman on a tropical sea with his nets, and you let these nets down – sometimes, something tears through them that leaves them in shreds and you just row for shore, and put your head under your bed and pray.

At other times what slips through are the minutiae, the minnows of this ichthyological metaphor of idea chasing.
But, sometimes, you can actually bring home something that is food, food for the human community that we can sustain ourselves on and go forward.”
― Terence McKenna

 

Since we have set sail last night I have felt amazingly meditative. I had forgotten how comfortable I am on the water. There is a calmness and familiarity to the rhythms of the sea that seems to echo for me of times past. I love walking around the ship at all hours and being at peace.
Toulon, France is a pleasant seaport. I have learned that my French in France is not as passable as my Spanish in Barcelona. Tho the Farmers Market was amazing.

 

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On the Water. Toulon FranceOn the Water, Toulon France

 

Le Genie De Navigation StatueLa Genie De Navigation Statue–Toulon, France

 


 

Quote of the Day – June 26 2012

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Good words for me to remember on nights when i see what people are capable of. Not only are their many amazing people out there but slowly but surely the ones who aren’t begin to stand out more and more. We are evolving. Slowly but it is happening. But then again I do tend to be a hope fiend. Compassion and love are out there. They get spread pretty thin but if you look for evidence you can see it everyday or so I believe.
Blessings, G

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The Mermaid Watches by G A Rosenberg

Red Violet Green by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – April 27 2011

“Each person who ever was or is or will be has a song. It isn’t a song that anybody else wrote. It has its own melody, it has its own words. Very few people get to sing their song. Most of us fear that we cannot do it justice with our voices, or that our words are too foolish or too honest, or too odd. So people live their song instead.”
— Neil Gaiman (Anansi Boys)

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Echoes of a Distant Shore by G A Rosenberg