Tag Archives: Culture

Slow steps.

Maïs/Mayas/Megisti/Kastellorizo, Greece.

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Sunflower seeds.

Kaş, Turkey.

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October 7, 2018 · 2:14 am

How valuable is the present?

May 2018

Somewhere between spring and summer as the water of the Bosphorus is waiting to warm and the clouds in the sky are waiting to part. Somewhere between Asia and Europe as the ferry’s passengers are on their way home at the end of the day or on their way out at the start of the night. There is a quiet eagerness in the air, sensing that the wait won’t be much longer now for summer to reach the city. Maybe two weeks, or three, but for now we’re waiting, waiting. In the rows of wooden seats people are mumbling about precisely that. The ferry is the old kind..the kind that rumbles and creaks as wind sneaks through cracks in it’s welded metal walls. Not like the new kind that’s sealed tight light a spaceship and glides over the waves instead of rolling with them. The strings of a violin are being put in tune. The volume is being adjusted on an acoustic guitar. Nobody notices until the notes meet in a melody. And the strumming of the violin and the plucking of a guitar become a time portal to the present moment. And all of a sudden we’re no longer waiting – we’re here – on the ferry, in the midst of a city split between two continents, where you can stand in one spot and travel a hundred different journeys in the course of a day, like the whole world is spinning around that very point. This is a moment too, and a precious one at that. And the musicians making the music have an open guitar bag at their feet. And no matter how much change the passengers place inside as they pass by at end their day or start their night, at the end of the spring and the start of the summer, couldn’t possibly amount to the value of this moment.

It’s all we have.

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Ubuntu: I am because we are.

Nairobi, Aberdares, Maai Mahiu, Kisumu, Bondo, Kenya.

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Best-kept secrets.

Fener, Balat, Eminönü, Istanbul, Turkey.

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In place of stars.

Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey.

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City center.

Amman, Jordan.

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Planes, trains and automobiles.

Cannon Beach, Seaside, Saddle Mountain, Onetona Gorge, Portland, Oregon and San Francisco, California, United States.

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Lemon-rose tea.

Mostar, Stolac, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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Southern winds.

Alaçatı, Akyaka, Muğla, Turkey.

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Where is there art?

January 20The most creative act we will ever undertake is the act of creating ourselves.

…A work that we may never finish. But that perhaps the artists to come will use our

Living is art itself.

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Coffee and Cocoa.

San Gil, Barichara, Chicamocha, Medellin, Cartegena, Colombia.

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By camelback.

Wadi Rum, Petra, Umm Sahoun, Dead Sea, Jordan.

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Intersections.

Jerusalem, Israel-Palestine.

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August 27, 2015 · 3:50 am

Norther borders.

Galilee, Golan Heights, Safed, Misgav Am, Acre, Haifa, Israel-Palestine.

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Street art.

Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Crumbles.

Ephesus, Turkey.

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Looking up.

Istanbul, Turkey.

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Sun on my skin and salt in my hair.

Sian Ka’an, Tulum, Akumal, Tres Reyes, & Coba, Mexico.

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Grey days and golden nights.

Paris, France.

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August 8, 2014 · 12:00 pm

Lovely little things.

Vienna, Austria.

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Fields of wishes.

Lauterbrunnen, Interlaken, Lucerne, & Mount Pilatus, Switzerland.

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Pretending to study.

Bergamo, Italy.

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Just sayin’ it’s the weekend.

Brussels, Belgium. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Down on the banks.

Düsseldorf, Bonn, & Heidelberg, Germany.

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August 8, 2014 · 3:00 am

Meet me in Saint Louie.

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Treasure hunting.

Kansas City, Missouri, United States.

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Chin up buttercup.

Munich & Ulm, Germany.