“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the Eyes of others only a Green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all Ridicule and Deformity, and by these I shall not regulate my proportions; and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the Eyes of the Man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself. As a man is, So he Sees. As the Eye is formed, such are its Powers.”
— William Blake
To some, the universe is a pretty harsh place and life is a difficult process where one is constantly beaten down. To others it is wondrous. Each tree and each street light is magical. There are challenges yes but adventure too and one can easily become the other. Both viewpoints can come from people living in remarkably similar situations. Yet each thing that happens to them will further confirm their viewpoint. To one who sees themselves as the victim of their story, an argument with a friend will be seen as a betrayal. To the other it will be a gift of insight into how people think and act. A loss of a job can be seen as just another example of the world being against them or an opportunity to find something better or have some time off. It’s amazing how the same world can appear through two different lenses. Of course these are only two perspectives out of countless others. Each one an example of the many hues, the prism of experience can break into. Changing perspectives can be a challenge but being able to hold onto as many different ways of looking at things as possible can be endlessly rewarding.
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Questing on Bear Back (Puson) by G A Rosenberg
Calm at the Centre of a Randomizing Pattern by G A Rosenberg
“Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars.”
— Victor Hugo
Watching stars fall
burning through the sky
extinguished dreams and hope
burned out years before
yet the sky remains undiminished
Infinite light amidst the darkness
for as stars fall in their cycle
they rise as well
in new arrangement.
My star self may someday burn
extinguished in its spot
through darkness tho a new light shines
life’s flame continuing.
— G A Rosenberg
Yesterday the first proof deck of the Waking Spirals. To hold the deck in my hands was and is an amazing experience. Oh there were corrections to be made but the simple material existence of something that I have created and only yet seen on screen is amazing!!! Pretty soon I will be able to announce the availability of the deck (and book) for sale. Keep watching 🙂