Quote of the Day – December 31 2012

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
― T.S. Eliot


How do we find our way outside our comfort zone? To me, the idea of a zone presupposes a border, a barrier of sorts. In this case, the barrier might be made up of our definitions of ourself, how far if you will that we will go in any given direction given the circumstance. To grow and to evolve we need to push this, need to risk going too far even if it might mean breaking the person we are in order to become someone new.

Self definition by its nature seems limiting especially if it is a static rather than a dynamic definition. How far are you willing to go to expand your sense of self.? When is the last time you attempted to find out?

Blessings, G


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Indigo Flames

Indigo Flames by G A Rosenberg
Expansion of LifeLife Expansion  by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 30 2012

“I love to disturb people, because only by disturbing them you can make them think. They have stopped thinking for centuries. Nobody has been there to disturb them. People have been consoling them. I am not going to console anybody… Because the more you console them, the more retarded they remain. Shog them, hit them hard, give them challenge. That challenge will bring their full capacities to the climax.”


Another quote about something that I become more clear about all the time. We learn best when we move outside our comfort zone. It’s the reason why so many people fight to stay within it so hard.
I consider myself a neophile. I love things that are new and different and love exploring places and people I have never experienced before. Only recently, has it occurred to me that the new and different is my comfort zone. What is much more difficult is dealing with my past. My family and some of my past exploits. Not that my past was particularly difficult but behind the surface layer of “been there, done that” is some deep discomfort about how I am viewed and how I view others. To think I used to look down on neophobes who have an aversion to anything they havent done before and refuse to stretch themselves. Perhaps their turf, small as it is a lot smoother than my pathway strewn with ghosts. Perhaps noone’s road is easiest and all carry truth.
Blessings, G


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Liquid Flame

Liquid Flame Abstract by G A Rosenberg


Angel's Chambers

Outside Angel’s Chambers by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 29 2012

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche


Good old Dionysian chaos
fantastic for creating and
for manifesting change
Order doesn’t like change very much
for it likes the status quo
Yet without change
there can be little growth
and creation may die on the branch…
I will nurture my chaotic side
embracing it as part of the whole…
chaos and order perpetually dancing
creating stars, planets, and myself…

Blessings, G


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Balance by G A Rosenberg


Red and GreenPrism EffectMandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 28 2012

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”
― Anaïs Nin

Tho most times its our soul that we seek in the other and at times the journey becomes a bit more challenging than we expected. My son Zev and I are on a trip to visit relatives back east and we have run afoul of a snowstorm in Montreal. It’s an interesting feeling being at the mercy of other people’s scheduling and choices and other people’s behaviours and it really brings home how the only thing that we can really affect is how we react to everything. I feel fortunate in that Zev has become a young man at least as adaptable and accepting when things get a bit rough as I am and now we are safely ensconced in a room for the night ready to continue tomorrow. Would we be here even if we had argued and fought and complained the whole way? Probably and eventually but it helped to have someone else realizing that we needed to keep our sense of selves and senses of humour intact through it all.
Yet in my son, I not only see reflections of myself and my partner but also the man he is fast becoming and I feel proud.
Blessings, G

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View from the surface of the peacockView From the Peacock’s Surface by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 27 2012

“It is easy to tell the toiler
How best he can carry his pack
But no one can rate a burden’s weight
Until it has been on his back”
― Ella Wheeler Wilcox


People ask me for advice from time to time. I find it surprising because I don’t see myself as any kind of example and what insights I have seem to come as much from luck as anything else. Yet as the years go on, I have people making comments about my wisdom. I figure as long as I find it funny and don’t start believing my own press I am probably ok… That’s one of the worst traps I can imagine, believing myself to have any kind of wisdom beyond that of any body willing to listen and say clearly what they are hearing.


While we’re on the subject of traps, another one that I am more likely to fall prey to is comparing the burdens that people have. One person may tell me that they were teased and bullied and I may know another who was beaten and sexually abused and abandoned by their parents yet can I truly say the latter had it worse than the former? Perhaps the one who was tortured found a safe and loving home to grow up in and started putting the pieces together in early adulthood. Perhaps the other felt so worthless from being bullied that after years of resenting and hating others gave into their learned loneliness and killed themselves. It seems our capacity to deal with what we bear in life is relative. But then comparing people’s pain is a sucker bet at the best of times. I’d rather share some cool techniques for helping them through it. Better yet, let’s compare back rubs or ways of making another person feel valued. Yeah, a much better use of time.

Blessings, G


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Kali at the Fountain

Kali At the Fountain by G A Rosenberg



Kali Dancing in the Fountain of Time2

Kali Dancing in the Fountain of Time by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 26 2012

That you are here—that life exists, and identity;
That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.”
― Walt Whitman

What kind of verse have I begun to contribute to life? Has my life been a limerick with a few double entendres? How about a sonnet that expresses a romantic love for a nameless other? Shall my life be a haiku short and sweet with memory that lingers on. Tho I guess it would seem silly to wonder about form rather than content. I suppose than that my verse will have depth but not read by many. Of course the ability to contribute and to feel I have and will be read and felt by someone else satisfies my being.
Blessings, G

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The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect by G A Rosenberg
Butterfly CamaflougeCamouflage for Butterflies by G A Rosenberg

Ghosts of Christmas’ Past


New light has entered.
At winter’s darkest moment
a glimmer remains


Happiest of Solstice times to all of you, my friends and family… Thank you for the laughs, the learning, the tears and for showing me more and more the truth of Shared Joy, Shared Pain and Shared Knowledge.


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Christmas NightChristmas Night by G A Rosenberg


Cavern Christmas 2011Cavern Christmas by G A Rosenberg