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“Probe the earth to see where your main roots run.”

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Idyll- D. Moorezart c 2017, all rights reserved

 

“I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit. When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation of all incumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run. ”

― Henry David Thoreau

 

 

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“Music was my refuge”

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Street Musicians, D. Moorezart, c 2017, all rights reserved

 

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”

― Maya Angelou

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“…we’ve no money for butter”

“…When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, With a red hat which doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me, And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves, And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter”

— Jenny Joseph

Sage in my Garden - Douglas Moorezart, c 2015, prints: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/purple-garden-douglas-moorezart.html
Purple – Douglas Moorezart, c 2015


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“There is a crack in everything, That’s how the light gets in.”

 

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Forest Light – Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, all rights reserved

 

There is a crack in everything,
That’s how the light gets in.


~Leonard Cohen

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No Turning Back

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Study/Stairs of Firenze – D. Moorezart, c 2017

“How do you move on? You move on when your heart finally understands that there is no turning back.”

– J.R.R. Tolkein


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Suffering is Optional

Buddha Thoughts, copyright 2017, all rights reserved, Douglas Moorezart

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“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

–Buddha

 

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“summer to your heart”

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Summer to Your Heart, c 2017, all rights reserved, Douglas Moorezart

 

I know I am but summer to your heart (Sonnet XXVII)

I know I am but summer to your heart,
And not the full four seasons of the year;
And you must welcome from another part
Such noble moods as are not mine, my dear.
No gracious weight of golden fruits to sell
Have I, nor any wise and wintry thing;
And I have loved you all too long and well
To carry still the high sweet breast of Spring.
Wherefore I say: O love, as summer goes,
I must be gone, steal forth with silent drums,
That you may hail anew the bird and rose
When I come back to you, as summer comes.
Else will you seek, at some not distant time,
Even your summer in another clime.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

 

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Daily Illuminations

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Daily Illuminations – painting, Douglas Moorezart, c 2017, all rights reserved

“What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.”

― Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse
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Spanish Harlem

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Spanish Harlem – Douglas Moorezart, c 2017, all rights reserved


“Spanish Harlem”

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
A red rose up in Spanish Harlem

It is the special one, it’s never seen the sun
It only comes out when the moon is on the run
And all the stars are gleaming
It’s growing in the street
Right up through the concrete
But soft and sweet and dreaming

– Ben E. King


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“in those darkest hours, we must light our individual candles rather than…”

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“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out” – Collier, photograph by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, all rights reserved

“in those darkest hours, we must light our individual candles rather than vying with others to call attention to the enveloping darkness. Our indignation about injustice should lead to illumination”

“Men’s and nations’ finest hour consist of those moments when extraordinary challenge is met by extraordinary response. Hence in those darkest hours, we must light our individual candles rather than vying with others to call attention to the enveloping darkness. Our indignation about injustice should lead to illumination, for if it does not, we are only adding to the despair-and the moment of gravest danger is when there is so little light that darkness seems normal!”

— Neal A. Maxwell


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“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

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Snowy Path – Douglas Moorezart, c 2017 all rights reserved

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America


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“I don’t enjoy surprises that compel me to renegotiate my relationship with the past.”

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Resistance is Futile – Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, all rights reserved

“I don’t enjoy surprises that compel me to renegotiate my relationship with the past.”

― Adib Khan, Spiral Road

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“The Wrong shall fail, the Right prevail, With peace on earth, good-will to men!”

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The Christmas Bridge (a painting, PRINTS Here) – Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved

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“The Wrong shall fail,
the Right prevail,
With peace on earth,
good-will to men!”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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“You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!”

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Vintage Cosmos – Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved. (Available as prints)

“You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will …”

Reticent Sunflower - Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved
Reticent Sunflower – Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved

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“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”

– Aldous Huxley

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“What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question”

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Pigeon Point Lighthouse – Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved

“What is the meaning of life? That was all-a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.”

― Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse


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“Take care of all your memories”

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Beneath the Wisteria – Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved

“Take care of all your memories.
For you cannot relive them”

— Bob Dylan



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“it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed”

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Autumn Afternoon – D. Moorezart, c 2016, all rights reserved

“But when fall comes, kicking summer out … it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.”

― Stephen King, Salem’s Lot

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“the two most beautiful words in the English language”

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“Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

Henry James


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“a world where there are Octobers”

 

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Through The Island Forest by Douglas MooreZart – copyright 2016, all rights reserved. Original Fine Art Prints By Douglas MooreZart

 


“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


In the mountains of southern California there is a lake with an island in its midst. Outside this island a majority of trees were consumed in a forest fire in 2003 (The infamous Cedar Fire).   Many of the trees had stood 200-300 or more years. But on the lake’s island you can still walk through a landscape of beautiful ancient oak and pine trees. On a fall day, as I walked the island’s edges, I came upon this spot-  a still standing glorious ancient survivor.  Autumn perfection – Fall color surrounds, the air is crisp and clear, migratory birds call above and the sun rests on the horizon.

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“We need hope, the sense of a future”

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Blue Hope – Douglas Moorezart, c 2016, all rights reserved

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“To live on a day-to-day basis is insufficient for human beings;

we need to transcend, transport, escape; we need meaning,

understanding, and explanation; we need to see over-all patterns

in our lives. We need hope, the sense of a future. And we need

freedom (or, at least, the illusion of freedom) to get beyond ourselves,

whether with telescopes and microscopes and our ever-burgeoning

technology, or in states of mind that allow us to travel to other worlds,

to rise above our immediate surroundings.”

— Oliver Sacks

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“The sea answers all questions”

 

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Seaside –  Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved

“The sea answers all questions…

…and always in the same way; for when you read in the papers
the interminable discussions and the bickering and the
prognostications and the turmoil, the disagreements and the
fateful decisions and agreements and the plans and the
programs and the threats and the counter threats, then you
close your eyes and the sea dispatches one more big roller
in the unbroken line since the beginning of the world and it
combs and breaks and returns foaming and saying:
“So soon?”
— E. B. White, “On A Florida Key”

 

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“you only get so many days on the planet”

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Pacific Crest Sunrise – Douglas Moorezart, c 2016, all right reserved

 

“You only get one sunrise and one sunset a day, and you only get so many days on the planet. A good photographer does the math and doesn’t waste either.”

―Galen Rowel

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No Yesterdays

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No Yesterdays – D. Moorezart, c 2016, all rights reserved

 

“When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”

– William Least Heat Moon

 

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“A dreamer is one who”

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Moonlit Night – D. Moorezart, c 2016, all rights reserved

 

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
— Oscar Wilde
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The Imitation Quotient

 

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Imitation Quotient – D. Moorezart, c 2016, all rights reserved

 

“Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.”

– Oscar Wilde


“At first, art imitates life. Then life will imitate art.Then life will find its very existence from the arts.”

— Fyodor Dostoevsky

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“There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when…”

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The Last Pear – Oil – Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved

“There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

On my morning walk
I found this last lonely
perfect pair,
unreachable by deer,
unscathed by birds,
unappreciated by walkers-by.
And so it’s victory
earned this study.
– Douglas

 

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“We all carry, inside us, people who came before us.”

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Ancestor – Douglas Moorezart, c 2016, all rights reserved

“We all carry, inside us, people who came before us.”

― David Mitchell, The Cloud Atlas

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“wild, free, spontaneous”

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Poppies Nocturne Study – D. Moorezart, c 2016, all rights reserved

For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant! “

~Edward Abbey

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“Never mind searching for the person you are…”

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Aspirations – Douglas Moorezart, c 2016, all rights reserved

“Never mind searching for who you are. Search for the person you aspire to be.”

~Robert Brault

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Still Life to Go

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Still Life to Go – D. Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved

 

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Last Morning of Spring

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Last Spring Morning – D. Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved


“Summertime is always the best of
what might be.”

— Charles Bowden

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After the Tourists are Gone

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After the Tourists are Gone – D. Moorezart, c 2016

“Once you have traveled…the mind can never break off from the journey.”

― Pat Conroy

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No. 16 – Wish You Were Here

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No. 16 – Wish You Were Here – D. Moorezart, copyright 2015

Good retro morning to all from somewhere in Los Angeles, California!

Photo Dedicated to Ms. W. on the East Coast!

“A good painter needs only three colors: black, white and red.”

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“A good painter needs only three colors: black, white and red.”

— Titian, Italian, painter


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“I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.”

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“I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.”

— Gilles Peress, French, photographer


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“…true art lies in a reality that is felt.”

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“While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality… true art lies in a reality that is felt.”

~- Odilon Redon, French, draftsman, painter, printmaker,


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“Excellence does not require perfection.”

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“Excellence does not require perfection.”

— Henry James, novelist, writer


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“There is always hope, as long as the canvases are empty.”

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“There is always hope, as long as the canvases are empty.”

Gustav Klimt, painter, Austrian


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