Description Celebrating the beautiful music inside of us reaches far beyond us. The inspirational words of Lao Tzu, 'Music in the soul can be heard by the universe,' in simple eloquence captures that sentiment. Lao Tze was a philosopher of ancient China, best known as the author of the Tao Te Ching (often simply referred to as Laozi). His association with the Tao Te Chng has led him to be traditionally considered the founder of philosophical Taoism (pronounced as 'Daoism'). He is also revered as a deity in most religious forms of Taoist philosophy, which often refers to Laozi as Taishang Laojun, or 'One of the Three Pure Ones.'
Don Schwartz, Portland, Oregon Member Since September 2012 Artist Statement Photography is for me a dance with nature. It is the immersion in a landscape; the sharing of a habitat with nature’s creatures. It is the sense of being lost in the moment, where the passing of time goes unnoticed. It is the serendipity of capturing a moment in time that becomes a timeless moment. The quiet places, the places of simple beauty, draw me in – from the delicate splendor of dew dancing on an iris petal to the magnificent breadth of a gray whale slicing through the water. With my camera, I am a blessed witness in a field of splendor.
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