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The Indian™ Cycle on Woodhaven Blvd, 2017

The Indian™ Cycle on Woodhaven Blvd, 2017

A prayer from Pope John Paul II

May the Virgin Mary help us to open the doors of our hearts to Christ, Redeemer of man and of history; may she teach us to be humble, because God looks upon the lowly; may she enable us to grow in understanding the value of prayer, of inner silence, of listening to God’s Word; may she spur us to seek God’s will deeply and sincerely, even when this upsets our plans; may she encourage us while we wait for the Lord, sharing our time and energies with those in need.Mother of God, Virgin of expectation, grant that the God-who-comes will find us ready to receive the abundance of his mercy.May Mary Most Holy, “Woman of the Eucharist” and Virgin of Advent, prepare us all to joyfully welcome Christ’s coming and to celebrate worthily his sacramental presence in the mystery of the Eucharist.

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Sibyl Kempson, Abrons Art Center, 2015


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Actor,  Sarah Byrd Willis and Canine,  Rey Williams

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude

 My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust you always, though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [1958], 1999), 79.

Monday, November 1, 2021

Four Views from a Taxi, 2014

Williamsburg Bridge
Freedom Tower
Brooklyn Church
Williamsburg Bridge

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Happy Anniversary, Lisa

 For Lisa with love on our 20th Anniversary

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

(Matthew 6:25-34):

 (Matthew 6:25-34):

‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear?” For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

‘So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Street Crossing, Father Berrigans's Funeral, New York Gothic, 2012

Street Crossing, Father Berrigans's Funeral,  New York Gothic,  2012

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