“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world
… as in being able to remake ourselves.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“A true confession: I believe in a soluble fish.”
― Charles Simic, The Unemployed Fortune-Teller: Essays and Memoirs
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” ― Confucius
“Art is not ideology. It is completely impossible to explain art on the basis of the homological relation that it is supposed to maintain with the real of history. The aesthetic process decentres the specular relation with which ideology perpetuates its closed infinity. The aesthetic effect is certainly imaginary; but this imaginary is not the reflection of the real, since it is the real of this reflection.” ― Alain Badiou
Photography is a “mirror with a memory”. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
Before seeing this quote, I hadn’t realized that Oliver had such a strong interest in photography. He would have probably liked Leanne Cole and Laura Macky’s Monochrome Madness posting later on today. Thanks to them and all of the talented contributors, every week has a diverse and interesting collaboration of monochrome photos for everyone’s viewing pleasure.
Each time I see the Upside-Down Man
Standing in the water,
I look at him and start to laugh,
Although I shouldn’t oughtter.
For maybe in another world
Maybe HE is right side up
And I am upside down.