Tuesday, July 4, 2017

waiting... waiting... waiting...

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." 

~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Ka'ena Point trail
O'ahu, Hawai'i

photo: (c) bruce behnke 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

getting defensive

photos: (c) bruce behnke 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

our brief sojourn

How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people — first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving. I am strongly drawn to a frugal life and am often oppressively aware that I am engrossing an undue amount of the labor of my fellow-men. I regard class distinctions as unjustified and, in the last resort, based on force. I also believe that a simple and unassuming life is good for everybody, physically and mentally.
~Albert Einstein

photo: (c) bruce behnke 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

worlds within worlds

...universe within universe
miracles under our feet

can you stop long enough to see them?

microscopic view of a shell
less than 1/8th of one inch large
washed up on a beach
on Moloka'i, Hawai'i

photo: (c) bruce behnke 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

what do you see in a grain of sand?

have you ever looked?

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

~William Blake

photos: microscopic view of beach sand 
near Ka'ena Point, O'ahu, Hawai'i
note: sand grains are not wet
just naturally polished
(c) bruce behnke 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

true places

.It is not down in any map; true places never are.

Herman Melville~

~Herman Melville

~Herman​ ​Melville

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

malama honua

In Hawaiian, malama honua means to care for island earth.

photo: the Hawaiian Islands, Moloka'i in foreground, Lana'i beyond it to the right, Maui beyond it in the center, and the big island of Hawai'i towering over all the others.

(c) bruce behnke 2017