“The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to…”

“The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to live as a foreigner.”

-Italo Calvino

Promenade, copyright 2017, Douglas Moorezart, all rights reserved

 

 

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“When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then”

“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


“No Yesterdays”, original photography, Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, Prints Available Here

 

 

 

When they awoke each morning, they turned their teacups right side up saying “I’m still here!”

Autumn Equinox

“I was once told that certain spiritual masters in Tibet used to set their teacups upside down before they went to bed each night as a reminder that all life was impermanent.

Fall Equinox, original photo by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, all rights reserve

And then, when they awoke each morning, they turned their teacups right side up again with the happy thought, ‘I’m still here!‘ This simple gesture was a wonderful reminder to celebrate every moment of the day.”

Susan Jeffers, Embracing Uncertainty


“We need time to lose interest in things.”

“She told him she liked the idea of slowness in general.  So many things go so fast, she said.  We need time to lose interest in things.”

— Don DeLillo, Point Omega

Coming Going – D.Moorezart, c 2017, all rights reserved

“Coming Going” – photography, Douglas Moorezart, c 2017, all rights reserved.

“It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend”

“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend”

Sarah Ban Breathnach

Within our garden in the high mountains of New Mexico is a 150 year old Pinyon tree.  Our first few years here we made a twice daily pilgrimage to sit beneath this beautiful tree — folding chair in one hand, espresso in the other.

We end up here in time to see the sun rise and the night’s mist vanish.  And in book-end symmetry at sunset we sit silent observers of the distant mountains set beneath an O’Keeffe sky of crimson, orange and purple.

One day a question arrived.  How about more permanent ‘season ticket seating’?  How about an old-fashioned tree swing? How about that branch there?  But it’s old like us and might break. Perhaps an arbor to support it – a little insurance.

Arbor done, swing hung, but something was missing. It needs some color doesn’t it?  Many colors had potential. All were considered and it took some time to settle on just one. The final choice of vibrant yellow worked perfectly, poetically.

All elements in balance now and for 310 days a year (give or take), this swing seems to levitate in the rising and setting sun, like a magic carpet….two performances daily.


The Yellow Swing - Douglas MooreZart - Fine Art Prints
The Yellow Swing – photography by  Douglas MooreZart – Fine Art Prints

 

 


 

” 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

” … but they have never found these dangers sufficient reasons for staying ashore.”


Point Reyes, D. Moorezart, copyright 2017, all rights reserved

“The fisherman knows that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reasons for staying ashore.”

— Vincent van Gogh