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.

Freeze and Thaw ― Photo Essay - 11

It is the middle of winter in these latitudes, and in the last few days we have experienced, here in New York State, some abruptly changing conditions. A few days of dangerously low, sub-zero temperatures, were followed by a 50 degree, whiplash thaw. An incalculable volume of snow and ice melted very fast swelling the streams which then ripped their frozen surface strewing large chunks and shards of ice on their banks.
I made these images at Taughannock creek three days ago. The general scene was dramatic and delicate by turns, and almost too beautiful to behold.
The perfect natural order in this apparent chaos made the absurd disputations and senseless violence of our sorry species seem all the more absurd and dangerous. We desperately need to find our way back into the seamless ground of being that our puny and hopelessly splintered secular and religious knowledge abandoned so long ago. What will soften our hearts and de-ice our minds?
Esta colleccion va dedicada a Monica Seoane quien vive en un pais tropical atravesando por el mas cruento invierno politico y cultural.


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