“I can be changed by what happens to me. But…”

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.

Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

inspirationsale“On a recent wilderness hike I found myself quite lost, cold and sensing a growing panic in my gut.

I sat to collect my wits and it was then that I noticed this remarkable tree. It had somehow grown through an immovable boulder in an effort to claim its own place, its own life.

I found it an inspiring reminder about how we respond to seemingly insurmountable obstacles. And this photograph and print is the result. – Douglas

Tree of Inspiration, Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, http://fineartamerica.com/featured/tree-of-inspiration-douglas-moorezart.html
Tree of Inspiration, Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, http://fineartamerica.com/featured/tree-of-inspiration-douglas-moorezart.html

“Life is made up of a collection of moments that are not ours to keep”

The Blue Line, original photography by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, all rights reserved

“Life is made up of a collection of moments that are not ours to keep”

— Rachel Brathen

Suffering is Optional

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

Prints available here


“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

–Buddha

 

“I have to be alone very often…”

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Apart – Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved

“I have to be alone very often.
I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night
until Monday morning alone in my apartment.
That’s how I refuel.”

Audrey Hepburn

“In still moments by the sea…we can see into ourselves.”

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The Path Down- Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved

“In still moments by the sea life seems large-drawn and simple. It is there we can see into ourselves.”

― Rolf Edberg

“In the fall, I believe again in poetry”

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“In the fall, I believe again in poetry, if nothing else it is a movement of the mind.”

— Jaakko  Ahokas

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Summer Sunset in my Garden, photography by D. Moorezart, c 2018, all rights reserved

“Each life needs its own quiet place.”

Dark and Light - D. Moorezart, c 2017, all rights reserved
Dark and Light – D. Moorezart, c 2017, all rights reserved

 “Each life needs its own quiet place.”

– Melody Beattie


 

 

 

 

 

“A city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time”

“A city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time”

― Patrick Geddes

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Emerald City Skyline – D. Moorezart, c 2016, all rights reserved

“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

“Follow your bliss… doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”

 

“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living… Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”

Joseph Campbell
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San Juan Capistrano, D.M,  c 2018

” Will it be here… a place which will not elude us ? “

On the Edge – original photography by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, all rights reserved

“Will it be here that we shall find a place
which will not elude us, or which if it remains
does not exert on us a culpable attraction?

Or must we, leaning over the deck and
watching the shores glide by,
move forever onward?”

― André Gide, Urien’s Voyage

No. 16 – Wish You Were Here

No. 16 - Wish You Were Here - D. Moorezart, copyright 2015 - PRINTS: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/no-16-wish-you-were-here-douglas-moorezart.html
No. 16 – Wish You Were Here – Original photography by Douglas  Moorezart, copyright 2017. all rights reserved. Prints are available by clicking the image above.

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

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

“Some of us aren’t meant to belong. Some of us have to turn the world upside down…”

 

“Some of us aren’t meant to belong.
Some of us have to turn the world upside down
and shake the hell out of it until we
make our own place in it.”

― Elizabeth Lowell, Remember Summer

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Days of Summer, photography by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, all rights reserved

 

Father’s Day: “it matters who I remember he was”

 

 

It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.

— Anne Sexton

 

 

“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

 

“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

“If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass…”


“If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass,
you live more richly those moments.”
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— Anne Morrow Lindbergh


Mindful – D. Moorezart, c 2018, all rights reserved

 

 

“…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


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

 


 

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

― David Mitchell, The Cloud Atlas

 


Ancestors – Douglas Moorezart, c 2018, all rights reserved

Every Weed a Flower Somewhere

Every Weed
a Flower Somewhere

here, a trampled weed
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dismissed, dreaming hopeful seed
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there, a flower freed
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Wild Coneflowers, photography – Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2015, all rights reserved

 

“We… arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time.”


We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding


New Year, D. Moorezart, copyright 2017, all rights reserved

 

 

“a parallel life”

“a parallel life, as dreams shadow

waking but never intersect it”

— Edmund White


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Parallel – Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, all rights reserved

“it can start with just the tiniest quiet moment.”

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Quiet Moments – Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved

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“All of our great traditions, religious, contemplative and artistic, say that you must learn how to be alone – and have a relationship with silence. It is difficult, but it can start with just the tiniest quiet moment.”

— David Whyte

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After the Tourists are Gone

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

― Pat Conroy

 

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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

“Listen, all creeping things, the bell of transience.”

 

“Listen, all creeping things, the bell of transience.”

Kobayashi Issa. poet


Blue Bloom, photography by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2018, all rights reserved

“find your eternity in each moment”

“find your eternity in each moment”

Henry David Thoreau.April 24, 1859


 

“In the moment”, photography by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2018, all rights reserved

 

 

“remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”

Dream, photography by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2018, all rights reserved
“Dreamer”, photography by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2018, all rights reserved

“Remember, remember always,

that all of us, and you and I especially,

are descended from immigrants

and revolutionists.”

– Franklin D. Roosevelt


 

 

 

“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


“A puzzle without a solution is a work of art.”


“A puzzle with a solution is a game.

 

A puzzle without a solution is a work of art.”

 

— Marty Rubin


Dark Path, original photography by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, all rights reserved

 

“We have not long to love. A night. A day…”

We Have Not Long, Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved

“So moments pass as though
they wished to stay.
We have not long to love.
A night. A day….”
― Tennessee Williams, The Collected Poems