03 December 2011

oh, puss

lemony snickerts by McBeth
lemony snickerts, a photo by McBeth on Flickr.

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.

-- William Shakespeare

02 December 2011

the ordinary person

pearly whites by McBeth
pearly whites, a photo by McBeth on Flickr.

Maybe it’s like this, Max--you know how, when you are working on a long and ordered piece, all sorts of bright and lovely ideas and images intrude. They have no place in what you are writing, and so if you are young, you write them in a notebook for future use. And you never use them because they are sparkling and alive like colored pebbles on a wave-washed shore. It’s impossible not to fill your pockets with them. But when you get home, they are dry and colorless. I’d like to pin down a few while they are still wet.

-- John Steinbeck

28 November 2011


four pillows by McBeth
four pillows, a photo by McBeth on Flickr.

There are four ways you can handle fear. You can go over it, under it, or around it. But if you are ever to put fear behind you, you must walk straight through it. Once you put fear behind you, leave it there.

-- Donna Favors

27 November 2011

various and sundry

legumes (mostly) by McBeth
legumes (mostly), a photo by McBeth on Flickr.

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.

-- Ansel Adams

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