"The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it."
The Gandhi Garden
“The life that you live in order to photograph it is already, at the outset, a commemoration of itself”
"All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt."
At least ten tables at the front of the park on the West side of 14th street offer chess games with local 'masters' of the game. Fascinating to watch the relationships develop.
Because we were friends and sometimes loved each other,
perhaps to add one more tie
to the many that already bound us,
we decided to play games of the mind.
We set up a board between us:
equally divided into pieces, values,
and possible moves.
We learned the rules, we swore to respect them,
and the match began.
We’ve been sitting here for centuries, meditating
how to deal the one last blow that will finally
annihilate the other one forever.
by Rosario Castellanos
25 May 1925 – 7 August 1974
"The sky is the only roof I have over my head and when I'm weary
Mother nature makes me a bed"
-by Haven Gillespie, Seymour Simons, and Richard Whiting-