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“We were together. I forget the rest.”

{owl}

i guess it’s stating the obvious to say i love owls; to me they represent someone or something watching over you. they seem to be the animal du jour in design, and they can be pretty cutesy is certain contexts. which is fine, i love that too. but. there is something about this print that is really powerful and beautiful. it is one of a series of photos by debbie carlos, of the animals on exhibit at chicago’s field musesum:

“These photos attempt to capture the mystery and romance of this very pursuit—the sincerity of the scientific endeavor, the pathos of its visible failure, and the beauty of the attempt to engage with nature.”

i think i need it.


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2 comments on “{owl}

  1. hanna
    November 11, 2010

    Just bought 2 handmade owls for Ginger’s nursery, the cutesy ones. Love this print though!

  2. H
    November 13, 2010

    I just bought 2 cutesy handmade owls for Ginger’s nursery:) love owls! This is a gorgeous print also!

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Jessica Clare

Preschool teacher, writer, trouble maker.

LIVES: Seattle. By way of Santa Fe, San Francisco, and NYC.
LOVES: John
DAYDREAMS:Strong coffee. Gourmet magazine. Stinky cheese. Date night with new strappy heels. Green chile. Going back to India. Unabashed displays of love. Vegetable gardens. Clean sheets. Unruly stacks of books. Breaking Bad marathons. Writing like Joan Didion ,Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Joseph Stroud. Cookbooks. French 75s. Sequins with jeans. Leaving love notes.
BELIEVES: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security.” Albert Einstein “The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love.” St. Teresa of Avila “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances without own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” Joseph Campbell

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