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A little hole in a piece of paper and a minimalist sketch, I took the photo this afternoon.

One world meeting another, imagination versus the blurred and strange reality.

I was sort of inspired by Plato's "Allegory of the Cave": Plato imagines a group of people who have lived chained in a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall by things passing in front of a fire behind them, and begin to ascribe forms to these shadows. According to Plato, the shadows are as close as the prisoners get to seeing reality. He then explains how the philosopher is like a prisoner who is freed from the cave and comes to understand that the shadows on the wall are not constitutive of reality at all, as he can perceive the true form of reality rather than the mere shadows seen by the prisoners.

The Allegory is related to Plato's Theory of Forms, wherein Plato asserts that "Forms" (or "Ideas"), and not the material world of change known to us through sensation, possess the highest and most fundamental kind of reality. Only knowledge of the Forms constitutes real knowledge. In addition, the allegory of the cave is an attempt to explain the philosopher's place in society.

The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10


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In Pencil Land

A poem by Katie Gabrielle

Just an ordinary day
In pencil land
A strange hole appears
And they blame it on the hand
"Oh it's that artist again!"
"He keeps teasing us and
Not sure which came first.
Did he draw us first, then
show us that color world?"
Are we real or is that real?
"Almost like Alice and
The looking glass, so
Why not just on through
Or go on past!"
The color world can be
Bright and true.
Better to be color
Than black and white.
Dreaming is fun for Alice
Life can be mighty boring
When you all look the same
But when you have some
Jazzy color you can
Blame the artist
So talk to the hand
In color land


Dream Days

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

Dream days here on
Filling the moment's air
Reality is now gone
Only now dreams in here
Thru every dimension
Always for more and new
Perceptive comprehension
Whatever we come to do

Dream thru the reality
Nothing is now clear
Times are currently free
There’s no place or year
Only a dream in a dream
Moving in our evolution
We only in mirror seem
Like reflecting resolution

Dreams of our own deep
Inside an abysses space
Only the instances to keep
In playful of many ways
An apparition that is laid
Like desire in some mind
And we have called it fate
That has our life assigned

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Transformers Generations Drift

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Schnitzeltime at Schneeweiß.
i can't remember what was going on … but obv. it was funny.

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website / tumblr / flickr / blog

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View On Black

This morning, after work, I drove nearly 100 miles to this location just south of Biggs Junction in north central Oregon. I had a feeling there would be a spectacular sunrise. I was not disappointed. There is so much to love about this area: rolling hills, windmills, isolated farm houses, and a spectacular view of Mt. Hood. I was disappointed that the sun did not shine on the mountain particularly well. Maybe next time.

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