What we have here is a failure to communicate.” – Cool Hand Luke (1967)
How can two people communicate when the word one says means something different than the word another hears? We take these things for granted, the fact that we are all speaking the same language, but just because we can use the same words doesn’t mean we are really communicating. We package our ideas into words and send them across space to other people, hoping that when they unwrap the present they will see what we intended them to see. But we all package and unwrap our ideas a little differently, and we all find something a little bit different inside the package when we open it. I send you an orange across space, and you peel the layers away to reveal the sweet fruit inside, and instead you discover a lemon.
So what is really inside the package?
Package! (by lemonhalf on Flickr)
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April 18, 2014
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“Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.” -Rumi
The closer you look, the more you see.
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March 8, 2014 1 Comment
the sweet spot
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn (via Goodreads)
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March 7, 2014
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“A tree that cannot bend will crack in the wind.”
– Lao Tzu,
Tao Te Ching, Verse 76
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March 6, 2014 1 Comment
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
– Albert Einstein (via Goodreads)
Einstein en el Meatpacking District (by
Rafael Estrella Flickr)
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March 2, 2014
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A DP Weekly Photo Challenge –
“I don’t drink water, because if water can erode rock, think what it can do to flesh.
”― Jarod Kintz,
This is the best book I’ve ever written, and it still sucks ( via Goodreads)
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March 1, 2014 11 Comments
A DP Photo Challenge –
Three Picture Story
“I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.” – Pablo Neruda
Okay, so it’s actually a plum tree, but I think you get the picture.
May your spring be covered in blue skies and blossoms.
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February 24, 2014 8 Comments