“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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220 Years of Respite

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220 Years of Respite – D. Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved

On my travels along the California coast this year I retreated from the 100 degree heat and the endless, unrelenting freeways into this otherworldly house of worship – the San Luis Rey Mission in Oceanside, California.

Here it is cool and still and with one step past the threshold the outside world simply ceases to exist. Here time stands still and the rarefied ambiance of 220 years takes over my being. One lone man sits in midday prayer before me.

Some time later, my being in balance, I depart through the church doors and, as I do, I recall the opening lyrics of the Elton John song “60 Years On”.

Who’ll walk me down to church when I’m sixty years of age
When the ragged dog they gave me has been ten years in the grave
And señorita plays guitar, plays it just for you
My rosary has broken and my beads have all slipped through.

— Bernie Taupin

Mind You

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Mindful – D. Moorezart, c 2016, all rights reserved

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

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

“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

“beauty lies between”

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Archiscape – D. Moorezart, c 2016, all rights reserved

 

“…beauty lies between the extremities of order and complexity

― Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness

“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