Pursuit of the Sublime

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“Pursuit of the Sublime”  |  Anthony Satori

The pursuit of the sublime is far too easily derailed by accepting the belief that some heights are, by their very nature, unattainable.  How much better to proceed as if all heights can be reached?  What new and exceptional elevations of mind, body and spirit are simply waiting to be attained by those who have the courage to adopt a posture of optimism, vision and faith, and then to engage in the purposeful behavior that derives from these qualities?

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Legacy

"Monument"  |  Anthony Satori

“Legacy”  |  Anthony Satori

“Everyone must leave something in the room or left behind when he dies, my grandfather said.  A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made.  Or a garden planted.  Something your hand touched some way so that your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.”

— Ray Bradbury

Vibrant

“Vibrant”  |  Anthony Satori

” ‘Just living is not enough,’  said the butterfly,  ‘One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.’ ” 

— Hans Christian Anderson

While recently walking near water, I came upon a shiny, dark-leafed flower.  The sunlight reflected off its surfaces beautifully, playing boldly with the reflectivity of its robust petals, softly enhancing the remarkable natural coloring of its bloom.  The plant seemed to be almost consciously trying to show me that there was light emanating from deep within its heart.  This was nature using color and texture to express a true inner vibrancy, presenting an expression of pure illumination before my very eyes.  Moments later, the sun shifted.  The colors became more subtle, more subdued.  But not before I managed to immortalize the inner sparkle of this flower, in this moment, in all its wonder.

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