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Find the balance points, find balance

by Staraj on March 31, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I had not heard about this guy until someone sent me an e-mail forward with pictures of his work. Nope. Not PhotoShop. Imagine the patience and the steady nerves required! And what allegorical lessons for life! I'm reminded of the wisdom imparted by the alien in the movie, "Contact" . . .

"You're an interesting species, an interesting mix. You're capable of such beautiful dreams and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you're not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we've found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other."



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