Sunday, February 7, 2016

OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO OURSELVES AND OTHERS: BEAUTY









“In order to be free you simply have to be so, without asking permission of anybody. You have to have your own hypothesis about what you are called to do, and follow it, not giving in to circumstances or complying with them. But that sort of freedom demands powerful inner resources, a high degree of self-awareness, a consciousness of your responsibility to yourself and therefore to other people."

--Andrei Tarkovsky, Sculpting in Time


WALKING HOME THE OTHER NIGHT AT DUSK,
OUTSIDE THE SANTA CATALINA BRANCH
OF THE PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY,
I HAPPENED UPON A STAND OF THIS GORGEOUS FILIGREE GRASS




4 comments:

  1. Heather!!

    I was on an impassioned rant about how shallow saying/hearing "I love you" is, and how I prefer sharing/receiving more genuine examples of what within a person draws the other to them, when I remembered Cheryl Strayed having a good remark on the matter in her book Tiny Beautiful Things. I looked it up and will share it now. Cheryl, an advice columnist, was asked when the appropriate time to say "I love you" is, to which she replied: "We are obligated to the people we care about and who we allow to care about us, whether we say we love them or not. Our main obligation is to be forthright - to elucidate the nature of our affection when such elucidation would be meaningful or clarifying."

    Also, those pictures are lovely.

    Kind regards, your friend, AR.

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  2. Thank you, Alicia Rae and Janet!! The interesting thing about freedom is that it requires an incredible amount of discipline and focus...

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