Like the website that hosts it, this blog is only concerned with using art and brief texts to uncover the bias and other limitations of thought conditioned by memory and tradition, thus also revealing how this largely unacknowledged tribal egotism that affects all human beings creates and sustains the systemic disorder and violence of the world in which we all live.

Without a radical awakening to the immense distance between our mental and social reality and the truth, we are condemned to continue living in the same cruel division, conflict, and sorrow to which we ourselves sustain with our personal memories, thoughts, and desires.

Seeing the Stream, Being the Stream - I

Some years back I put together in book form, an essay, and a collection of images I had taken of Taughannock creek (near Trumansburg, the little town in upstate New York where Kim and I live). I have given this post, and the one I plan to float tomorrow, the title of this book because they showcase images (made in the last few days) that carry the same sentiment and the same insight.
(By the way, you can see this book in its near entirety here).
I never tire of this little stream and its magical margins even though I have been a steady visitor for many years now. Its revelation of the mysterious coexistence of life and death is so generous that it never fails to wash away the self-centered and overactive mind leaving behind only a great sense of otherworldly dignity and a quiet, unknowing adoration for the invisible source of all ephemeral being. I hope these images bring some semblance of this same sense and sentiment to you.

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