Archives for the month of: July, 2013

ZengchongWe don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. ~ Anais Nin


6-smIt’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. ~ Henry David Thoreau

A Wa village woman smoking tobacco from a traditional long pipe and wearing amulets around her neck carries a young child on her back. In rural Yunnan, children typically remain in the care of elderly extended family while their parents migrate out to distant coastal provinces for work. (©2015)

kid chinese new yearIntuition is seeing with the soul. ~ Dean Koontz

Lhasa welfare (2)I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen. ~ John Steinbeck

ImageWe do not see through our eyes alone. ~ David Ulrich

5 Srinigar lane (2) lo 5Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. ~ Unknown

Qiunatong, Nujiang, YunnanInvisible threads are the strongest ties. ~ Nietzsche

I look through the fabric my own eye weaves, and behold the reality beneath. ~ Khalil Gibran

A woman handweaving a cotton blanket with string purchased from Bingzhongluo in Qiunatong. Known as the last village in Yunnan, Qiunatong is a small administrative hamlet at the foot of the Nujiang Gorge on the border of Tibet. It was connected to the state electrical grid and received a paved road and mobile reception in early 2010. Before then, villagers sourced their own electricity from a nearby, fast flowing stream while visitors and travelers hiked. ©2008

12e Kargil clothes shopping (2)There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings. ~ Goethe

12a Sanku 3We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it.

Wir haben, wo wir lieben, ja nur dies: einander lassen; denn daß wir uns halten, das fällt uns leicht und ist nicht erst zu lernen.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke