The Consummate

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Posted in art, california, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, oldies, Party, sex, subculture, WTF by the consummate on February 26, 2012

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A Great Elephant Deep In The Forest

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, Feminism, life, love, photography, relationships, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on January 3, 2011

Repost from 10/2009 – such is the advice I am taking upon my life again.

Photo by Nick Brandt

I love this quote. I find it to be so serene and noble. And for a while I used this as a mantra to mend a broken heart.

But if you do not find an intelligent companion, a wise and well-behaved person going the same way as yourself, then go on your way alone, like a king abandoning a conquered kingdom, or like a great elephant in the deep forest. – Buddha

I Don’t Give A Damn About

Posted in art, artists, life, Party, photography by the consummate on September 6, 2009


Posted in art, fashion, health, life, neighborhood by the consummate on August 11, 2009

Photo by the very gifted Peter Funch

Expensive Meal.

Posted in art, artists by the consummate on May 28, 2009


Posted in art, health, photography, spirituality by the consummate on May 19, 2009
Toni Frissell, 1947

Toni Frissell, 1947

I have argued that every human being is born with an innate drive to experience altered states of consciousness periodically — in particular to learn how to get away from ordinary ego-centered consciousness. I have also explained my intuition that this drive is a most important factor in our evolution, both as individuals and as a species. Nonordinary experiences are vital to us because they are expressions of our unconscious minds, and the integration of conscious and unconscious experience is the key to life, health, and spiritual development, and fullest use of our nervous systems. – Andrew Weil, M.D.

Police On My Back.

Posted in art, music, photography by the consummate on March 30, 2009

Around The Hood.

Posted in art, san francisco, vacation by the consummate on March 24, 2009

A New Career in Photography?

Posted in Uncategorized by the consummate on November 19, 2008 published a photo I took while evacuating a friend in Santa Barbara last week. Funny how they beat me to the punch. Been so busy I haven’t had the chance to write about my experience.

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