Thursday, September 24, 2015

nature's art

Art has something to do with the achievement of stillness in the midst of chaos. 

~Saul Bellow

despite what many believe, there IS an autumn in Hawaii.
this is a photograph of the forest floor in the Ko'olau mountains, 
littered with over-ripe strawberry guava and freshly falled koa leaves

photo: (c) bruce behnke 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

the skies have cleared

finally, after much rain and three hurricanes lurking in the neighborhood, the skies have cleared.

perhaps we'll even get our trade winds back some day.

photo: (c) bruce behnke

Sunday, September 13, 2015

hawaii rain day

a rainy day in Haleiwa, Hawaii

photo: buce behnke
(c) 2015

Sunday, September 6, 2015


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
 Live the life you have imagined.

~ Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

a traveler's road

Traveler, your footprints
are the only road, nothing else.
Traveler, there is no road;
you make your own path as you walk.
As you walk, you make your own road,
and when you look back
you see the path
you will never travel again.
Traveler, there is no road
only a ship's wake on the sea.

~Antonio Machado, NotesParables, Proverbs and Songs

photo: (c) bruce behnke
all righs reserved
no use without written permission

Thursday, August 27, 2015

the sound of rain

the sound of rain
needs no translation

~alan watts

photo: (c)bruce behnke

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

joining souls

If there is a hard, high wall and an egg that breaks against it, no matter how right the wall or how wrong the egg, I will stand on the side of the egg.


Because each of us is an egg, a unique soul enclosed in a fragile egg. Each of us is confronting a high wall. The high wall is the system which forces us to do the things we would not ordinarily see fit to do as individuals.

We are all human beings, individuals, fragile eggs. We have no hope against the wall: it's too high, too dark, too cold. To fight the wall, we must join our souls together for warmth, strength. We must not let the system control us-- create who we are.

 It is we who created the system.

~Haruki Murakami in his
Jerusalem Prize acceptance speech

photo: (c) bruce behnke