Saint Chapelle


On the night of 10–11 November 1619, while stationed in Neuburg an der Donau, Germany, Descartes shut himself in an “oven” (some type of room specially heated for that purpose) to escape the cold. While within, he had three visions and believed that a divine spirit revealed to him a new philosophy. Upon exiting he had formulated analytical geometry and the idea of applying the mathematical method to philosophy. He concluded from these visions that the pursuit of science would prove to be, for him, the pursuit of true wisdom and a central part of his life’s work. Descartes also saw very clearly that all truths were linked with one another, so that finding a fundamental truth and proceeding with logic would open the way to all science. This basic truth, Descartes found quite soon: his famous “I think therefore I am”.

On soft Spring nights I’ll stand in the yard under the stars - Something good will come out of all things yet - And it will be golden and eternal just like that - There’s no need to say another word.

― Jack Kerouac, Big Sur

Uwe Reier Detail from agate Asni (Morocco)

Marie Valencia Art

Gingko tree-lined road, Japan

Show him how happy a Thing can be, how innocent and ours, 
how even lamenting grief purely decides to take form,
serves as a Thing, or dies into a Thing –, and blissfully
escapes far beyond the violin. – And these Things, 
which live by perishing, know you are praising them; transient,
they look to us for deliverance: us, the most transient of all.
They want us to change them, utterly, in our invisible heart,
within – oh endlessly – within us! Whoever we may be at last.

-Rainer Maria Rilke, excerpt “The Ninth Duino Elegy”

Ramon Orlando Rios Cordoba.  He was a sweet, mighty warrior of Love, a defender and preserver of the gates and roots of Life. Always immortal, always a blessing and a brother. He belongs in the land of the eternal sunrise and he gave our world richness, color and peace with all of his being. I will never forget. 

There was a supermoon tonight. Patience is a virtue, guys, don’t you forget that. It pays off.
Sony a6000, Minolta 70-210mm F4

Crater Lake, Rainbows, and Lightning! by jasmanmander 
Never have I witnessed such glorious storms and light at the lake before. I truly felt like I was on a another tropical planet. Uninhabited by humans with nature just doing her thing.