“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!
“Winter Flowers” | Anthony Satori
“Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.”
— Marcus Aurelius
I’ve always been fascinated with, and delighted by, flowers that bloom at night, or in the heart of winter. I find the mere existence of such joyfully contrarian and ebullient elements in nature to be both refreshing and inspiring. Winter-blooming flowers are truly demonstrating what it means to dig into one’s own innate “fountain of good,” and to create one’s own most pure and natural beauty from within one’s own true self.
“After the Rain” | Anthony Satori
Not long after the fires were gone, the rain came, bringing renewed fertility to the earth. Grass began to grow again on the floor of the valley. Wide expanses of bright green blades began to sprout up, rising literally from the ashes, like a phoenix from the flame, like a second springtime in the heart of December.
Soon to follow, out from the hills, there ventured a small family of deer, timidly exploring the newly lush landscape. They explored shyly at first, but quickly grew confident and eager, feeling an intense hunger arise from within them. It was not long before they abandoned all restraint and feasted ravenously on the freshly grown grass until they could eat no more.
Given even the slightest chance, life always finds a way.
“California Rain” | Anthony Satori
“Here comes the rain again, falling on my head like a memory.”
— The Eurythmics
“Translation of the Dream” | Anthony Satori
“If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream.”
— Rene Magritte
“Flight” | Anthony Satori
“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will long to return.”
— Leonardo da Vinci
“Pink and Yellow Rose” | Anthony Satori
“Infinitely at ease
despite so many risks,
with no variation
of her usual routine,
the blooming rose is the omen
of her immeasurable endurance.
Do we know how she survives?
No doubt one of her days
is all the earth and all
of our infinity.”
– Rainer Maria Rilke