by Karin Lisa Atkinson
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. While there is life, there is hope. Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find their way by moonlight, and their punishment is that they see the dawn before the rest of the world.
It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope. I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. To which the universe would hollowly respond, "My ways cannot be known, oh human." Which is to say, "My ways do not make sense, nor do the ways of those who dwell in me."
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. When one has taken root, one puts out branches. Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic. Science is magic that works.
We are an impossibility in an impossible universe. My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it. I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant. Imagination. Space and light and order. Those are the things that [humans] man need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep. Imagination.
Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.
The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
~ Ursula K. Le Guin, Jules Verne, J.R.R. Tolkien, Frank Herbert, Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Douglas Adams, John Scalzi, H.G. Wells, Philip K. Dick, Le Corbusier, Oscar Wilde, K.L. Atkinson
by Karin Lisa Atkinsonwww.karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
Location: Venice Beach, Los Angeles
Camera: Nikon D3100 with 35mm lens
Conditions: Natural light, Wind, Winter afternoon, no flash, no tripod
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