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marcusod And she walked on clutching her umbrella determined to avoid the rain 3w

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  •   heimaland Nice to have you back on IG :) 2y
  •   dudelum Welcome back 2y
  •   shoreside Marcus! It's been a long time... Welcome back! :) 2y
  •   shawnkurihara It's been a blur without u!...lol welcome back!!! 2y
  •   ytuma True that! No wonder I just realized I missed you :)))))))) good to "see" you :))) 2y
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  •   haikulove I love the times in this one Marcus! 2y

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marcusod “To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.” ― Arundhati Roy 2y

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marcusod “Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” ― Margaret Atwood 2y

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marcusod “Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but ... life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” ― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez 2y
  •   marcusod Thanks @michmutters the quote connection in my mind was the ascent of the stair as the move through life but perhaps it does not quite work. 2y
  •   marcusod Thanks @joeheisey 2y
  •   marcusod @stravigor convergent journalism is using the whole range of multimedia bad social media technologies to do express new ways of storytelling 2y
  •   marcusod @stravigor ... That is //and social media//. Lol 2y
  •   marcusod Thanks so much for your comment @lastslonger I am always glad when people sense mystery in my images! 2y
  •   marcusod Thanks @__eric glad you like 2y
  •   marcusod Thanks again friend @bhaktibrown 2y
  •   michmutters @marcusod hmm maybe .. Sometimes I am too impetuous in what I say but then it means that people get a spontaneous response from me :) 2y

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marcusod "Hope is only possible where despair is. Something truly new begins when you are in such a shit that with the existing coordinates you can find no way out and then in order to survive you have to invent something. Magic is to turn a desperate situation into a new beginning." ― Slavoj Žižek 2y

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marcusod “It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be... This, in turn, means that our politicians, our business people, everyone, must take on a science fictional way of thinking.” ― Isaac Asimo 2y
  •   mary_d0ll You're introducing me to a lot of great minds. Thank you. 2y
  •   haikulove Beautiful shot & edit! 2y
  •   cozmic_corinne Hey Ray Bradbury died today 2y
  •   mohojung Asimov is my most fav author of all time! 2y
  •   chalsero Love the gaze...nice catch, oh fisher of souls. 2y
  •   crotography ...for better or for worse 2y

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marcusod “Nonsense is that which does not fit into the prearranged patterns which we have superimposed on reality...Nonsense is nonsense only when we have not yet found that point of view from which it makes sense.” ― Gary Zukav 2y

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marcusod “It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.” ― Albert Einstein 2y

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marcusod “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. ... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others” ― Martha Graham 2y

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marcusod “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” ― Gilda Radner 2y

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marcusod “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ― John Lennon 2y

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marcusod “The strangeness of Time. Not in its passing, which can seem infinite, like a tunnel whose end you can't see, whose beginning you've forgotten, but in the sudden realization that something finite, has passed, and is irretrievable.” ― Joyce Carol Oates 2y

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marcusod So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloudshadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any miseries, or any depressions? For after all, you do not know what work these conditions are doing inside you.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke 2y

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marcusod “In the ultimate stillness Light penetrates the whole realm; In the still illumination, There pervades pure emptiness. When I look back on the Phenomenal world, Everything is just Like a dream. ” ― Han-shan Te-Ch'ing 2y

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marcusod The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science. Anyone to whom this feeling is alien, who is no longer capable of wonderment and lives in a state of fear is a dead man. To know that what is impenetrable for us really exists and manifests itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, whose gross forms alone are intelligible to our poor faculties - this knowledge, this feeling ... that is the core of the true religious sentiment. In this sense, and in this sense alone, I rank myself among profoundly religious men. ― Albert Einstein 2y

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marcusod “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ― Albert Einstein 2y

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marcusod “Concerning trees and leaves... there's a real power here. It is amazing that trees can turn gravel and bitter salts into these soft-lipped lobes, as if I were to bite down on a granite slab and start to swell, bud and flower. Every year a given tree creates absolutely from scratch ninety-nine percent of its living parts. Water lifting up tree trunks can climb one hundred and fifty feet an hour; in full summer a tree can, and does, heave a ton of water every day. A big elm in a single season might make as many as six million leaves, wholly intricate, without budging an inch; I couldn't make one. A tree stands there, accumulating deadwood, mute and rigid as an obelisk, but secretly it seethes, it splits, sucks and stretches; it heaves up tons and hurls them out in a green, fringed fling. No person taps this free power; the dynamo in the tulip tree pumps out even more tulip tree, and it runs on rain and air.” ― Annie Dillard 2y

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