Archive for January, 2013

Power of Play

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2013 by stevemccurry
ETHIOPIA-10152

Ethiopia

It is a happy talent to know how to play.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

FIJI-10001

Fiji

Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a
tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.
- Henri Matisse

TIBET-11024

Tibet

The true object of all human life is play.
- G. K. Chesterton

CHINA-10140

China

 

AFGHN-10195

Afghanistan

 

INDIA-11305

India

 

CAMBODIA-10118

Cambodia

Men do not quit playing because they grow old;
they grow old because they quit playing.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

TIBET-10799

Tibet

 

INDIA-10801

India

Play is the exultation of the possible.
- Martin Buber

INDIA-10749

India

A child loves his play, not because it’s easy,
but because it’s hard.
- Benjamin Spock

MAURITANIA-10015NF2

Mauritania

People tend to forget that play is serious.
- David Hockney

AFGHN-12441

Afghanistan

 

INDIA-10717

India

In play a child always behaves beyond his average age, above his daily behavior.
In play it is as though he were a head taller than himself.
- Lev Vygotsky

BURMA-10278

Burma

When children pretend, they’re using their imaginations to
move beyond the bounds of reality.

A stick can be a magic wand. A sock can be a puppet.
A small child can be a superhero.
- Fred Rogers

ETHIOPIA-10048

Ethiopia

 

INDIA-10621

India

 

MALI-10010NF

Mali

Ritual grew up in sacred play; poetry was born in play and nourished on play;
music and dancing were pure play….
We have to conclude, therefore,

that civilization is, in its earliest phases, played…
- Johan Huizinga

AUSTRALIA-10008

Australia

 

BURMA-10206

Burma

Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.
- Diane Ackerman 

ETHIOPIA-10179

Ethiopia

 

00253_10, YEMEN-10058NF, Yemen, 1997

Yemen

Play, while it cannot change the external realities of children’s lives,
can be a vehicle for children to explore and enjoy their differences and similarities,
and to create, even for a brief time, a more just world
where everyone is an equal and valued participant.
- Patricia G. Ramsey

INDIA-11310

India

INDIA-10727

India

Play is the highest form of research.
- attributed to Albert Einstein

INDIA-10625

India

 

_SM15729_adj, Cuba, 2010, CUBA-00004

Cuba

Sometimes you have to drop the rake and play in the leaves.
- Douglas V’Soske

BURMA-10280; Mandalay; Burma; 02/2011final print_MACRO

Burma

 

Varanasi, India, 2010

India

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On the Road

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2013 by stevemccurry
BRAZIL-10062

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again;
we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.
- Jack Kerouac

TANZANIA-10025

Tanzania

Roads are a record of those who have gone before.
 Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

ITALY-10479

Umbria, Italy

The road is home.
-  Unknown

INDIA-10379

India

 

INDIA-11723NF2

India

The way was long and weary,
But gallantly they strode …
Along the heavy road.
- George Robert Sims

JAPAN-10072

Kesennuma, Japan

 

ETHIOPIA-10048

Omo Valley, Ethiopia

A path is a prior interpretation of the best way to traverse a landscape.
– Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

TANZANIA-10022

Tanzania

Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.
- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

JAPAN-10167NF

Kyoto, Japan

The magic of the street is the mingling of the errand and the epiphany.
-  Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

FIJI-10010

Fiji

If one were given a single window from which to look upon the changing

Eastern world, it should face, I think, the road.
– Freya Stark, East Is West

_2SM9314

Karelia, Russia

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say”
-  J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

ETHIOPIA-10059

Omo Valley, Ethiopia

 

RUSSIA-10069NF

Russia

 

ETHIOPIA-10114

Ethiopia

 

MALI-10066

Mali

To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road,
to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

TIBET-10115NFns

Xiahe, Tibet

 

AFGHN-10037

Herat, Afghanistan

Some roads aren’t meant to be travelled alone.
- Proverb

N e w s   a n d   I n f o r m a t i o n
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Sunrise Sunset

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2013 by stevemccurry

There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free.
Don’t miss so many of them.

-  Jo Walton

INDIA-10324NF

India

 

YEMEN-10003

Yemen

Sunrise and Sunset
I’ll tell you how the sun rose,
A ribbon at a time.

The steeples swam in amethyst,
The news like squirrels ran.
 The hills untied their bonnets,
The bobolinks begun.
Then I said softly to myself,
That must have been the sun!”
But how he set, I know not.
There seemed a purple stile
Which little yellow boys and girls
Were climbing all the while
 Till when they reached the other side,
A dominie in gray
Put gently up the evening bars,
And led the flock away.
- Emily Dickinson

MOROCCO-10131

Morocco

We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness.

ITALY-10419

Italy

Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over
tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the
color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgandy red,
the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.”
- Jack Kerouac, On the Road

BURMA-10276

Burma

Happiness is the light on the water. The water is cold and dark and deep.
-  William Maxwell

INDIA-10838

India

 

INDIA-10298ns

India

From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and
makes us aware that we are nothing,  but the light is all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

INDIA-10204

India

How sweet the morning air is!
See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo.
How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of nature.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

ETHIOPIA-10032

Ethiopia

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

USA-10086

New York, United States

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon,
my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

- Mahatma Gandhi

INDIA-10237

Mumbai, India

Moonlight is sculpture.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

YUGOSLAVIA-10060

Yugoslavia

There is nothing more musical than a sunset.
- Claude Debussy

A_4488545; Thailand; 01/2010, THAILAND-10097NF

Thailand

ITALY-10405

Italy

THAILAND-10062

Thailand

There is only one day left, always starting over:
it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

ITALY-10468

Italy

 

MALI-10024NF2

Mali

 

BURMA-10213NF

Burma

 

NEPAL-10049

Nepal

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
- George Washington Carver

AFGHN-12813

Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan

 

TANZANIA-10023

Tanzania

 

HONDURAS-10022

Honduras

 

MOROCCO-10040NF2

Morocco

Even
After
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,
“You owe me.”
Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.
- Hāfez, 12th century Persian poet and mystic

INDIA-10845

India

Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence.
Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.
-  Leonora Carrington

YUGOSLAVIA-10047NF2

Slovenia

If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years,
how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the
remembrance of the city of God which had been shown!
But every night come out these envoys of beauty,
and light the universe with their admonishing smile.
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature and Selected Essays

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ITALY-10001NF2

Italy

 

SOUTH_AFRICA-10010

South Africa

 

KASHMIR-10065_ret

Kashmir

 

Two by Two

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2013 by stevemccurry
BRAZIL-10065

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead.
Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Cam

INDIA-10754-(1)

India

If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the metaphor par excellence,
the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms.
The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time.
- Octavio Paz

Rome, Italy, 10/1994, 00472_06, ITALY-10054

Italy

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ITALY-10068

Italy

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and
two minus one equals nothing.
- Mignon McLaughlin

USA-10394

New York, United States


ETHIOPIA-10160NF2-(1)

Ethiopia

 

INDIA-10337-(1)

India

Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor.
- Ecclesiastes 4:9 KJV

INDIA-10679NF2, Bombay, India, 09/1993. Textiles,

India

Only a life lived for others is worth living.
- Albert Einstein

ITALY-10076-(1)

Italy

Friendship is born at that moment when
one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I
thought I was the only one.”
- C. S. Lewis

MOROCCO-10068-(1)

Morocco

No road is long with good company.
- Turkish Proverb

CHINA-10052

Luoyang, China


PERU-10006NF2

Peru

 A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five
people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
 – Tenneva Jordan

INDIA-10214-(1)

India


HONDURAS-10001-(1)

Honduras

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the
need for a father’s protection.
- Sigmund Freud

KASHMIR-10015-(1)

Kashmir


AFGHN-10028NF

Afghanistan

 

CAMBODIA-10051-(1)

Cambodia


BURMA-10040NF

Burma/Myanmar

Thou art thy mother’s glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime.
- William Shakespeare

AFGHN-12678NF-(1)

Afghanistan


ITALY-10125-(1)

Italy

Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.
- Vietnamese Proverb

TIBET-10100NF3

Tibet

ITALY-10362NF3

Italy


AFGHN-12804NF

Afghanistan


TIBET-10114NF2

Tibet


INDIA-10307N

Goa, India

 Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

UGANDA-10002

Kampala, Uganda

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can
sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

FIJI-10020

Fiji

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
- Emily Dickinson
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Photographs
from Asia 1980 – 2010
Kunstmuseum-Wolfsburg
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