Monday, April 27, 2015

Quote Of The Week

"The tragic right is a condition of life, a condition in which the human personality is able to flower and realize itself. The wrong is the condition which suppresses man, perverts the flowing out of his love and creative instinct. Tragedy enlightens — and it must, in that it points the heroic finger at the enemy of man's freedom. The thrust for freedom is the quality in tragedy which exalts. The revolutionary questioning of the stable environment is what terrifies."

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Portrait Of The City As An Old Dog


"I believe in New Yorkers. Whether they’ve ever
questioned the dream in which they live, I wouldn’t know,
because I won’t ever dare ask that question."

#SaveNYC is a grassroots, crowd-sourced D.I.Y. movement to protect and preserve the diversity and uniqueness of the urban fabric in New York City. As our vibrant streetscapes and neighborhoods are turned into bland, suburban-style shopping malls, filled with chain stores and glossy luxury retail, #SaveNYC is fighting for small businesses and cultural institutions to remain in place. The mission is to bring attention to the plight of mom'n'pops, and to lobby state and city government to implement significant and powerful protections for small businesses and cultural institutions across the five boroughs.

Photograph by Adam Nelson © 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Too Much Of Everything


"It's so much darker when a light goes out
than it would have been if it had never shone."

Monday, April 20, 2015

Quote Of The Week

"Let all of life be an unfettered howl. Like the crowd greeting the gladiator. Don't stop to think, don't interrupt the scream, exhale, release life's rapture."

Saturday, April 18, 2015

And I'll Be Satisfied


"And I shall watch the ferry boats, and they'll get high, on a bluer ocean against tomorrow's sky. And I will never grow so old again, and I will walk and talk, in gardens all wet with rain..."

Words by Van Morrison
Photograph by Lee Greenfeld © 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Quote Of The Week

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hurry On Sundown


"He stepped down, avoiding any long look at her as one avoids long looks at the sun, but seeing her as one sees the sun, without looking."

Quote from Anna Karenina, 1877
Photograph by Lee Greenfeld © 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Quote Of The Week

"The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone who thinks and feels with us, and who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden."