Archive for March 23, 2012

Weathering the Elements

Posted in Uncategorized on March 23, 2012 by stevemccurry

Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light.
Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky.
Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not, and what beyond is in Eternity.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Rajasthan, India

The wind shows us how close to the edge we are.
– Joan Didion


I think we are bound to, and by, nature.
We may want to deny this connection and try to believe we control the external world,
but every time there’s a snowstorm or drought,
we know our fate is tied to the world around us.

– Alice Hoffman


March 22, 2012, is World Water Day.
Reports say that drought, floods and a lack of fresh water may cause
significant global instability and conflict in the coming decades.


Varanasi, India

Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth…
– John Updike

Kabul, Afghanistan

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.
-Saint Basil

Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, India


Jemaa el-Fnaa Square, Marrakech, Morocco

Northern Territory, Australia

Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains.

– Henry Ward Beecher

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Rajasthan, India



Machen, Tibet


New York, New York, USA

Logar Province, Afghanistan

 The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient.
There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.
– Joseph Wood Krutch


Young Girl in Snow, Kabul, Afghanistan


The substance of the winds is too thin for human eyes,
their written language is too difficult for human minds, and
their spoken language mostly too faint for the ears.
– John Muir


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