rose buds

How invisibly

it changes color

in this world,

the flower

of the human heart.

                              ~Ono no Komachi*

 rose

our ordinary vision is limited, and…our conventional consensus of reality is not the only version of reality.

The complex multidimensionality of the modern world no doubt contributes to the constructive habit of the mind that, in its attempt to provide meaning, continually rearranges the world to fit individual needs.  The failure to recognize the constructive nature of the mind can be a major obstacle to artistry and creativity.  Conversely, understanding the constructive nature of the mind and reality can lead the way to Great Understanding in the art of photography and in the art of living. (61)**

 

sources:

*The Ink Dark Moon

Trans: Jane Hirshfield with Mariko Aratant

**Tao of Photography

Philippe L Gross & S.I. Shapiro

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6 thoughts on “rose buds

    • Even the magnolia,
      merely hanging night and day
      high over my head;
      in springtime it will offer
      many beautiful flowers
      ~Issa

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