“Moon Dust” | Anthony Satori
Just a few short weeks after NASA landed the Insight rover on the surface of Mars, the Chinese space program successfully landed a probe on the previously unexplored “dark side” of the moon. What wonderful accomplishments! I cannot wait to find out what we see, what we discover, and what we can all learn from these missions. Science, art, nature, spirituality — these are such crucial areas of exploration, because they each, in their own way, make us realize how we all, as humans, have so much more in common than we have differences between us.
“Vanilla Cupcake” | Anthony Satori
“Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.”
— George Sand
May the coming year be filled with health, happiness, and life’s most simple and exquisite pleasures.
Happy New Year, everyone!
“Stained Glass” | Anthony Satori
A museum or a church? A celebration of the deep well of human creativity, or an expression of gratitude toward the mysterious universe that created us? It is remarkable how similar such expressions tend to be — how similar the imagery of temples and the imagery of museums align. Perhaps this image reveals an even deeper convergence of belief, a core awareness that when we as humans reach for our best heights of creativity and knowledge, we are, by this very means, paying our deepest respects to the Creative Spirit of the universe.
“Hot Sauce” | Anthony Satori
There is a wall at our local fish house which displays various brands of hot sauce from around the world. It features sauces of many different flavors, styles, origins, and intensities. When I look at it, it makes me think of how the sharing of food and flavors from different regions and countries has a way of making the world a smaller place, bringing otherwise disparate people closer together, causing us to feel more connected to one another’s cultures and traditions.
If you want to understand someone better, share a meal with them. If you want to understand a place better, take the time to seek out and experience some of the local cuisine. If you want to feel closer to a specific person, cook something that is meaningful to you and enjoy it with them, and then let them do the same for you. Food can be so much more than just nutrition, so much more than just “filling up.” Food can play a very real role in both intercultural understanding and interpersonal relations, because it touches at the very heart of the human experience.
“Simplify” | Anthony Satori
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”
— Henry David Thoreau
“Like Wine Through Water” | Anthony Satori
“I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.”
— Emily Bronte
“Four Flamingos” | Anthony Satori
“It’s a little embarrassing that after… years of research and study, the best advice I can give to people is to be a little kinder to each other.”
— Aldous Huxley