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Child’s Play

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2013 by stevemccurry

BURMA-10691Burma

Child’s play is the exultation of the possible.
- Martin Buber

BANGLADESH-10006NF2Bangladesh

CAMBODIA-10049NFCambodia

Children at play are not playing about.
Their games should be seen as their most serious minded activity.
- Michel de Montaigne

EUROPE-10012Croatia

Play is the highest form of research.
- Albert Einstein

ETHIOPIA-10284Ethiopia

Man is most nearly himself when
he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
- Heraclitus

INDIA-11310, India, 2010, A young girl in India. Retouched_Sonny FabbriIndia

Time is a game played beautifully by children.
- Heraclitus, Fragments

BURMA-10568NFBurma

HONDURAS-10027, La Fortuna, Honduras, 2004,Honduras

Deep meaning lies often in childish play.
- Johann Friedrich von Schiller

USA-10687 United States 

LEBANON-10001Lebanon

No matter how dire the situation, how dangerous the environment,
children need to play.
Whether it is splashing in puddles or climbing on abandoned tanks,
their world of make believe is almost as important as food and shelter.

AFGHN-10239NF_sfAfghanistan

AFGHN-12441Afghanistan

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

MALI-10010NF, Sahel Desert, Mali, 1986 final print_milanMali

INDIA-10727Mumbai, India

Whoever wants to understand much must play much.
- Gottfried Benn

BRAZIL-10104Brazil

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

HONDURAS-10010_JM Honduras

GERMANY-10029_JMGermany

We don’t stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

INDIA-10924_JMIndia

AUSTRALIA-10008, Maningrida, Australia, 1984Australia

ETHIOPIA-10152Ethiopia

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When Words Fail

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When words fail, music speaks.
- Hans Christian Andersen

FRANCE-10081, Paris, France, Modern , 12/1989 PORTRAITS_APPFrance

Music is the universal language of mankind.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

_2SM7437, Umbria, Italy, 2012, ITALY-10534. A woman sings on the street.Italy

USA-10757Stevie Wonder performing in Los Angeles

Music is the language of the spirit.
It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.
-Khalil Gibran

IRELAND-10012Ireland

Music… will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities ,
and in time of care and sorrow,
will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.
  – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

01117_04Serbia

YEMEN-10100Yemen

TANZANIA-10036Tanzania

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination,
and life to everything.
- Plato

01030_04Dance class in Los Angeles, California

Music . . . can name the unnameable and
communicate the unknowable.

- Leonard Bernstein

USA-10654New Orleans, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina

ITALY-10450NF3Italy

I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music.
I see my life in terms of music.

- Albert Einstein

ITALY-10311Italy

Musicians paint their pictures on silence.
- Leopold Stokowski

MOROCCO-10036Morocco

Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.
- Robert Fripp

INDIA-11095India

LATIN_AMERICA-10008Peru

Snake Charmer, Morocco, 03/1988, MOROCCO-10038Morocco

“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

ETHIOPIA-10150Ethiopia

KASHMIR-10093Kashmir

To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.
- Aaron Copland

_SM15545, Havana, Cuba, 2010, CUBA-10020Cuba

COLOMBIA-10011Colombia

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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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The World’s Ride

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2012 by stevemccurry

The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind.
- William Saroyan

India

It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the
perfection of the bicycle was the greatest event of the nineteenth century.

Afghanistan

Tahiti

Cambodia

Bangladesh

 The first real grip I ever got on things
Was when I learned the art of pedaling
- Seamus Heaney

West Bengal, India 

China

Cambodia

Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race.
- H.G. Wells

Afghanistan

A bicycle does get you there and more… And there is always the thin edge of danger to
keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive. Dogs become dogs
again and snap at your raincoat; potholes become personal.
And getting there is all the fun.
- Bill Emerson, On Bicycling, Saturday Evening Post, 1967

Morocco

The Bicycle
Haiku
Wheels  carry me from
Youth to middle to old age
Never complaining
- K. Earle

Cambodia

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.
- John F. Kennedy

Lebanon

Kabul, Afghanistan

The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man.
Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish.
Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.

- Iris Murdoch

India

Afghanistan

I feel that I am entitled to my share of lightheartedness and there is
nothing wrong with enjoying one’s self simply, like a boy.
- Leo Tolstoy, Responding to criticism for learning to ride a bicycle at age 67

Oldest West African mud mosque, Djenne, Mali

Longmen Caves, Henan Province, Louyang, China

India

India

Life is like riding a bicycle.
To keep your balance you must keep moving.
- Albert Einstein

Kesennuma, Japan

France

Cambodia

I began to feel that myself plus the bicycle equaled myself plus the world,
upon whose spinning wheel we must all learn to ride, or fall into the sluiceways of
oblivion and despair. That which made me succeed with the bicycle was precisely
what had gained me a measure of success in life —
it was the hardihood of spirit that led me to begin, the persistence of will that held me to my task,
and the patience that was willing to begin again when the last stroke had failed.
- Frances E. Willard

China        

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