drawing on water

The company of small swans,Sweetly singing and training their wings,Reminds me of practicing the different types of loving-kindness;In my estate of this empty valley,Relying on the pure, cool water from snow mountains,I’m going to capture the kingdom of experience and realization!I decided that from now on I don’t need anything;The countless joys and sorrows of this life,Whatever I experienced in the past, are like drawing on water. -Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche-

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. -Otto Dix-
The details, which the eyes takes in at a glance, [the poet] enumerates slowly one by one [but] when we look at an object the various parts are always present to the eye. It can run over them again and again. -Gotthold Ephraim Lessing-
The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine. -Robert Bresson-
Space and time are reborn in us today. Space and time are the only forms on which life is built and hence art must be constructed. -Antoine Pevsner-
The receding and advancing values of the black and white, grays and textures, are here reminiscent of the photogram. -László Moholy-Nagy-
With a profound belief in growth, a belief in a new generation of creators and appreciators, we summon the younger generation — and as the youth which carries within it the future, we wish to provide ourselves with a sphere of activity opposed to the entrenched and established tendencies. Everyone belongs to us who portrays his creative impulses honestly and directly. -Ernst Ludwig Kirchner-
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free. -Baruch Spinoza-
As Humanism encouraged each individual to develop his own unique point of view, man became both the measure and the measured of all things. -Galileo-
In art, progress does not consist in extension, but in the knowledge of limits. The senses deform, the mind forms. Work to perfect the mind. There is no certitude but in what the mind conceives. -Geoeges Braque-
The woman's soul is fashioned as a shelter in which other souls may unfold. -Edith Stein-
And all the winds go sighing, for sweet things dying. -Christina Rossetti-
To you is given a body more graceful than other animals, to you powers of apt and various movements, to you most sharp and delicate senses, to you wit, reason, memory like an immortal god. -Leon Battista Alberti-
The eye, which is the window of the soul, is the chief organ whereby the understanding can have the most complete and magnificent view of the infinite works of nature. -Leonardo da Vinci-
To be able to throw one's self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman's smile - that is happiness. -Hermann Hesse-
To hate, to love, to think, to feel, to see; all this is nothing but to perceive. -David Hume-
I am, as it were, an eye that the cosmos uses to look at itself. The Mind is not mine alone; the Mind is everywhere. -Rudy Rucker-
"But how could you live and have no story to tell?" Fyodor Dostoyevsky shouted. We come to this earth planet to see to feel to nourish our bodies and souls and therefore we must learn to give. If is not for love’s sake, we won’t be able to make it. And yet, compare to eternity, our time here seems so transitory. As Teilhard de Chardin reminded us that we are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist and forever will recreate each other. Love is the only element, which binds us together, that makes us feel constantly uplifted.
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