October 24, 2016
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You start living fully
When you travel,
When you read,
When you listen to the sounds of life,
When appreciate yourself.
You start living fully
When you lift your self-esteem;
When you let others help you.
You start living fully
When you avoid creating habits,
Walking everyday on different paths…
When change your routine,
When you wear different colours
Or speak to those you don’t know.
You start living fully
When you seek to feel passion
And their turbulent emotions;
Those which make your eyes glisten
And your heart beat fast.
You start living fully
If you change your life when you are not satisfied with your job, or with your love,
If you risk what is safe for the uncertain,
If you go after a dream,
If you allow yourself,
At least once in your lifetime,
To run away from sensible advice…

-An inversion of Pablo Neruda, Dying slowly

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oz farm triangle dome

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mendocino camping

climbing tahoe emeralds

yuba river

love yuba river

 
November 22, 2015
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i carry your heart with me
(i carry it in my heart)

i am never without it
(anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)

i fear no fate
(for you are my fate, my sweet)

i want no world
(for beautiful you are my world, my true)

and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart i carry your heart
(i carry it in my heart)
-E.E. Cummings

 

burning man 2015 temple of promise

burning man 2015 portrait photography brian vogelgesang

burning man 2015 portrait photography brian vogelgesang

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brian vogelgesang yuba river photography

yuba river couple

sierraville hotsprings camping brian vogelgesang

sierraville hotsprings

brightenbush hotsprings deer brian vogelgesang

smith rock state park

smith rock state park lucy hono

 
July 24, 2015
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since feeling is first

who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;

wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don’t cry
—the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids’ flutter which says

we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life’s not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis
-EE Cummings

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No Room For Doubt (feat. Willy Mason)

 
December 07, 2014
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I would like to live
Like a river flows
Carried by the surprise,
Of its own unfolding
-John O’Donohue

old wood yosemite

sierraville california rainbow

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pt reyes california hiking

pt reyes california forrest moss

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