Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Midway upon the journey of our life,

I found myself within a forest dark,
For the straight foreward pathway had been lost."
(Canto I: Dante Astray in a Wood)

(art by Gustave Dore)

Friday, March 30, 2012

"Treat the earth well:

it was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children."
(Ancient Indian Proverb)

(tnx Annita)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

"Earth to earth,

ashes to ashes,
dust to dust,
nothing begins
without coming to an end,
every beginning
comes from some ending."
(The Gospel According to Jesus Christ-by José Saramago, p.16)

(art by Tomasz Alen Kopera)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

“The Church says: the body is a sin.

Science says: the body is a machine.
Advertising says: The body is a business.
The Body says: I am a fiesta.”
(Eduardo Hughes Galeano)

(art by Wen JR)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Man dreads to be alone.

And of all kinds of isolation,
inward isolation is the most appalling.
The early anchorite lived with God;
he dwelt in the spirit world,
the most populous world of all.
The miser lives in a world
of imagination and fruition;
his whole life and all that he is,
even his sex, lies in his brain.
A man's first thought,
be he leper or convict,
hopelessly sick or degraded,
is to find another with a like fate
to share it with him.
He will exert the utmost that is in him, 
every power, all his vital energy,
to satisfy that craving;
it is his very life.
(Jacques Colin aka Carlos Herrera)

(art by Konrad Banaszkiewicz)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

“The continent is too large to describe.

It is a veritable ocean, a separate planet,
a varied, immensely rich cosmos.
Only with the greatest simplification,
for the sake of convenience,
can we say 'Africa'.
In reality,
except as a geographical appellation,
Africa does not exist.”

(Ryszard Kapuściński)

(photos by Michael Poliza, tnx Paolo)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

“Utopia lies at the horizon.

When I draw nearer by two steps,
it retreats two steps.
If I proceed ten steps forward, it
swiftly slips ten steps ahead.
No matter how far I go, I can never reach it.
What, then, is the purpose of utopia?
It is to cause us to advance.”
(Eduardo Hughes Galeano)