“I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong. If we will only allow that, as we progress, we remain unsure, we will leave opportunities for alternatives. We will not become enthusiastic for the fact, the knowledge, the absolute truth of the day, but remain always uncertain … In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar.”
― Richard P. Feynman

“I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong. If we will only allow that, as we progress, we remain unsure, we will leave opportunities for alternatives. We will not become enthusiastic for the fact, the knowledge, the absolute truth of the day, but remain always uncertain … In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar.”
― Richard P. Feynman

I have been thinking  a lot about some complex challenges, and have determined that the best approach often involves changing the question.

I have been thinking a lot about some complex challenges, and have determined that the best approach often involves changing the question.

“The Earth is what we all have in common.”
― Wendell Berry

(Blackberries and blueberries from my garden; iPhone 5)

Freshly roasted Ethiopian coffee & a freshly made sweet potato biscuit, sitting under a tulip tree in the shade on a perfect summer day in Georgia. I am reminded of this Langston Hughes quote:

"Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love.
I like to work, read, learn, and understand life.”

(Iphone 5)

Freshly roasted Ethiopian coffee & a freshly made sweet potato biscuit, sitting under a tulip tree in the shade on a perfect summer day in Georgia. I am reminded of this Langston Hughes quote:

"Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love.
I like to work, read, learn, and understand life.”

(Iphone 5)

"Like all magnificent things, it’s very simple."
Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

(Onions at the farmers’ market on The Square ; iphone 5)

"Like all magnificent things, it’s very simple."
Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

(Onions at the farmers’ market on The Square ; iphone 5)

“A garden should make you feel you’ve entered privileged space — a place not just set apart but reverberant — and it seems to me that, to achieve this, the gardener must put some kind of twist on the existing landscape, turn its prose into something nearer poetry.” 
― Michael Pollan, Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education

(blueberries; my garden; iphone 5)

“A garden should make you feel you’ve entered privileged space — a place not just set apart but reverberant — and it seems to me that, to achieve this, the gardener must put some kind of twist on the existing landscape, turn its prose into something nearer poetry.”
― Michael Pollan, Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education

(blueberries; my garden; iphone 5)

BE STILL IN HASTE

 (Wendall Barry)

How quietly I
begin again

from this moment
looking at the
clock, I start over

so much time has
passed, and is equaled
by whatever
split-second is present

from this
moment this moment
is the first

(Photo mine)

BE STILL IN HASTE

(Wendall Barry)

How quietly I
begin again

from this moment
looking at the
clock, I start over

so much time has
passed, and is equaled
by whatever
split-second is present

from this
moment this moment
is the first

(Photo mine)

Lines Depicting Simple Happiness
(Peter Gizzi)

The shine on her buckle took precedence in sun
Her shine, I should say, could take me anywhere
It feels right to be up this close in tight wind
It feels right to notice all the shiny things about you
About you there is nothing I wouldn’t want to know
With you nothing is simple yet nothing is simpler
About you many good things come into relation
I think of proofs and grammar, vowel sounds, like
A is for knee socks, E for panties
I is for buttondown, O the blouse you wear
U is for hair clip, and Y your tight skirt
The music picks up again, I am the man I hope to be
The bright air hangs freely near your newly cut hair
It is so easy now to see gravity at work in your face
Easy to understand time, that dark process
To accept it as a beautiful process, your face.

Lines Depicting Simple Happiness
(Peter Gizzi)

The shine on her buckle took precedence in sun
Her shine, I should say, could take me anywhere
It feels right to be up this close in tight wind
It feels right to notice all the shiny things about you
About you there is nothing I wouldn’t want to know
With you nothing is simple yet nothing is simpler
About you many good things come into relation
I think of proofs and grammar, vowel sounds, like
A is for knee socks, E for panties
I is for buttondown, O the blouse you wear
U is for hair clip, and Y your tight skirt
The music picks up again, I am the man I hope to be
The bright air hangs freely near your newly cut hair
It is so easy now to see gravity at work in your face
Easy to understand time, that dark process
To accept it as a beautiful process, your face.