voluntary confinement . . .

“Don’t forget either, you unhappy man, that voluntary confinement is a great deal harder to bear than compulsory.”

~Anton Chekhov

saddled . . .

When asked to do a shoot for these two talented musicians, this scene is the first thing that came to mind. We set up my Road King in the driveway and with a leaf blower, added some effect. The results hopefully captured the crazy fun nature of Dave Richardson and Jan Schmidt.
Also . . . this:
“When you live in the shadow of insanity, the appearance of another mind that thinks and talks as yours does is something close to a blessed event.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

“barrier or threshold . . .?

dlb_Barrier-2“The restless adventurer within me stands eye-to-eye with the fear that has stepped directly in my path. And the thing I absolutely must not do is to blink first.”

~Craig D. Lounsbrough

moths . . .

“The Moth don’t care when he sees The Flame.
He might get burned, but he’s in the game.
And once he’s in, he can’t go back, he’ll
Beat his wings ’til he burns them black…
No, The Moth don’t care when he sees The Flame. . .
The Moth don’t care if The Flame is real,
‘Cause Flame and Moth got a sweetheart deal.
And nothing fuels a good flirtation,
Like Need and Anger and Desperation…
No, The Moth don’t care if The Flame is real. . . ”

~Aimee Mann
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to minimize friction . . .

The first problem of living is to minimize friction with the crowds that surround you on all sides.”

~Isaac Asimov dlb.onalleetravis.bw-127

“go confidently . . .”

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”
~Henry David Thoreau