luminous.

March 12, 2018 § Leave a comment

“There are some works so luminous…so powerful that they give us strength, and force us to new undertakings. A book can play this role.” ― Hervé Le Tellier

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Night Sky Colorado river GC

Night Sky Colorado river GC

https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/grand-adventure/

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“That luminous part of you that exists beyond personality–your soul, if you will–is as bright and shining as any that has ever been….Clear away everything that keeps you separate from this secret luminous place. Believe it exists, come to know it better, nurture it, share its fruits tirelessly.” – George Saunders

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GC night sky

GC night sky

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“Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semitransparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.” ― Virginia Woolf

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Milky Way GC

Milky Way GC

https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/nature/night-skies.htm

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“High-luminosity stars are the rarest. In any given volume of space, they’re outnumbered by the low-luminosity stars a thousand to one. It’s the prodigious energy output of high-luminosity stars that enables you to see them across such large volumes of space.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson

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El Tovar

El Tovar

https://www.trover.com/d/VkcP-el-tovar-hotel-grand-canyon-village-arizona

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“Great works of art in all cultures succeed in capturing within the constraints of their form both the pathos of anguish and a vision of its resolution. Take, for example, the languorous sentences of Proust or the haiku of Basho, the late quartets and sonatas of Beethoven, the tragicomic brushwork of Sengai or the daunting canvases of Rothko, the luminous self-portraits of Rembrandt and Hakuin. Such works achieve their resolution not through consoling or romantic images whereby anguish is transcended. They accept anguish without being overwhelmed by it. They reveal anguish as that which gives beauty its dignity and depth.” ― Stephen Batchelor

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16157-milky-way-c.jpg GC

GC Milky Way

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“To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement. To condense the diffused light of a page of thought into the luminous flash of a single sentence, is worthy to rank as a prize composition just by itself…Anybody can have ideas–the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph.” ― Mark Twain

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2018 Grand Canyon Star Party

2018 Grand Canyon Star Party

https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/grand-canyon-star-party.htm

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“From mirror to mirror — this is what I happen to dream of — the totality of things, the whole, the entire universe, divine wisdom could concentrate their luminous rays into a single mirror. Or perhaps the knowledge of everything is buried in the soul, and a system of mirrors that would multiply my image would then reveal to me the soul of the universe, which is hidden in mine.” ― Italo Calvino

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GC moon

Grand Canyon

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“The beauty you have on the inside is ten times more luminous than the world could handle seeing on the outside. We’d all be blind in an instant” ― Catherine Gayle

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