Month: July 2016


Meadow at Powell Butte in Portland, Oregon

Meadow on Powell Butte in Portland, Oregon – my photo



“Let us stay at home: there we are decent. Let us not go out: our defects wait for us at the door, like flies.”

~ Jules Renard, Journal


“Society and the world are like a library where at first glance all seems in order, for the books are arranged according to their shapes and sizes, but where, on closer scrutiny, there is seen to be utter confusion, because there has been no grouping under subject matter, class, or author.”

~ Nicolas Chamfort, Maximes et pensées


“The man who sees two or three generations is like someone who sits in a conjurer’s booth at a fair, and sees the tricks two or three times. They are meant to be seen only once.”

~ Schopenhauer, Parerga and Paralipomena