30 May 2014

Mystery


«Every time he gazed at the night sky, with its countless celestial bodies, illuminating the profuse and deep darkness, and submitted it, to the limited scrutiny capacity of the human eye, he automatically condemned his terrestrial nature to navigate his thoughts between two compelling possibilities: whether to feel crushed under the acknowledgment of the unimaginable dimension of the universe’s infinity, or to surrender to the irresistible attraction of being sucked in to the vastness of its mysteries. It was roaming between those two possibilities that he always found a starting point from which to derive his thoughts.» 
                                                 By Raquel R. in Short Story number 11 


                                        “And I, infinitesima­l being, 
drunk with the great starry
void,
likeness, image of
mystery,
I felt myself a pure part
of the abyss,
I wheeled with the stars,
my heart broke loose on the wind.”

Pablo Neruda 



26 May 2014

Night sky


«As always, in those occasions, he followed the standard procedure that had proved to be the most effective in appeasing those sudden peaks of lucidity, and after carefully selecting a secluded area, he engaged in the apparent prosaic action of  looking up to the night sky.» 
                                                  By Raquel R. in Short Story number 11

«I have long thought that anyone who does not regularly - or ever - gaze up and see the wonder and glory of a dark night sky filled with countless stars loses a sense of their fundamental connectedness to the universe.» 
                                                                                                Brian Greene 



       
                          Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds from Western Australia from Colin Legg on Vimeo.

16 May 2014

Safe Haven


«On those occasions, when the amount of unanswered questions, dangerously defied his ability to make sense of the direction his life was taking, every atom of his being compelled him to seek guidance beneath the night sky, where he could benefit from the reassuring cover of the darkness and consciously reduce the probability of being caught out of guard, bearing his vulnerability.» 
                                                 By Raquel R. in Short Story number 11

«By my intimacy with nature I find myself withdrawn from man. My interest in the sun and the moon, in the morning and the evening, compels me to solitude.» 
                                                                                 Henry David Thoreau 



       
                                                My Strange Grandfather from Dina Velikovskaya on Vimeo.

7 May 2014

Imperceptible speech


«The product of that imperceptible speech can be found everywhere, whether in the form a slightest chill in the spine or in a stubborn certainty that despite the faint odds, never fades away.» 
                                                 By Raquel R. in Short Story number 11

«And softness came from the starlight and filled me full to the bone.»
                                                                                                                W.B.Yeats 



      
          Aurora Substorm - Real time motion from kwon, o chul on Vimeo. via The Kid Should See This

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