"Abiding in your own being is holy company."

— Nisargadatta Maharaj (via ashramof1)

Posted 1 year ago


Tracking time by the sun’s rays is the focus of Penelope Umbrico’s work as she amasses variations of one of the most recognizable images of the Terminal – light streaming through the windows and pooling on the Main Concourse floor, frequently referred to as the Grand Central “sun rays.” Umbrico made 512 C-prints of five different images, all found on various websites selling posters, postcards, “vintage” prints, and photographs. The repetition of the exact same image file on multiple sites,  as well as the variations in treatment such as cropping, flipping, graphic framing, color filters and “watermarks,”  creates a wholly new composition that prompts the viewer to take a closer look at how photography, memory and image making are joined and indexed. Her artwork, titled by the citation of each image, is currently on view in our exhibition, ON TIME/Grand Central at 100 in the NYT Museum Gallery in Grand Central Terminal.


Sunlight streams through the windows in the concourse at Grand Central Terminal in New York City in 1954. (AP Photo)

Penelope Umbrico, Five Photographs of Rays of Sunlight in Grand Central Station, Grand Central Terminal, 1903-1913, 1920, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1930-1940, 1935-1941, 1947, or 2010 by John Collier, Philip Gendreau Herbert, Edward Hulton…, 2013.

Artist Penelope Umbrico in front of her artwork.

"Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere."

Paulo Coelho (via quotestuff)

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Posted 1 year ago


So you learn to step right into and through your fears, because to give into fear is to give away the right to live life on your terms. You learn that much of life truly is a self-fulfilling prophesy and you learn to go after what you want and not to squander your life living under a cloud of indecision or feelings of impending doom. Finally, with courage in your heart and with God by your side you take a stand, you take a deep breath and you begin to design the life you want to live as best as you can.
~ Sonny Carrol

NEVER read a book written so beautifully….if only id read this book when i was 12/13…my life would have never wandered as far as it did looking for the answers that this book gives in just the first 5 pages.



Posted 2 years ago

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Nairobi National Museum in Kenya 

The Nairobi National Museum is the custodian of Kenya’s natural and cultural heritage. It is the home to a variety of cultural and natural history exhibits. The displays include prehistoric artifacts, over 900 stuffed birds and animals, fossils, ethnic displays from various Kenyan ethnic groups as well as local artistic exhibits.

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Posted 2 years ago


“NEVER AGAIN” by Angel Laws

I use to pray to God and ask him to send me the perfect man. A man with morals and goals. A man who is family orientated and motivated. A man I could be proud to stand beside.

I thought I met this man, but maybe he isn’t the one for me. At first I blamed him, thinking it was his fault. He never made time for me. I always had to be the one to contact him first. He would schedule me in, rather than be spontaneous. He has time to play card games, but not time to respond to a missed call.

I try to resent him, but I can’t. We’re just friends right? I can’t make it more than what it is. I can talk to him for hours and never realize that the day has passed. Hanging up the phone is painful. The connection we have is different. Soul mates even. I’m finally realizing what I have to do.

Now I pray to God and ask him to make me stronger. Make me love myself more. Take care of myself. Get some sleep. Cry. Laugh. Watch a good movie. Take a long walk. Create art. Take a trip. Talk to my mother. Talk to my father. Talk to my brothers. Cry by my dogs. Watch the sunset. Watch the sunrise. Take a long drive. Chill at home alone and look into my mirror and say, “Thank you God for guiding me. I know you will make it happen when it’s supposed to. I will never force your hand again.”