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Sunny Side of the River

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Runner, Bicycles, Apartments Riverside

Sometimes we just feel out it.  It is hard to know why or where it comes from, but there it is.  It is right before us, sometimes seeping way down into our soul.  The important fact is what do what we do?  Do we stay paralyzed and afraid to do anything?

I say, NO!  I know it might be hard, but it is that struggle through the rough patches in our lives that make those vibrant days that much sweeter.    We have to make that conscious decision to seek the light.  To seek out the sunny side of the river if the side that we are traveling on is in darkness.

For me that is the only way to live.  It is easy to say, but to put it into practice take effort.  We need to discipline ourselves to focus on that light that shines into our lives.  If there is no light then it is time for us to go out and find that light.

For me this past Sunday I found that light on the sunny side of the river in a place called Minami Kasai.  It is nothing special.  It is just my daily stomping ground.  The light was there, in a way it was always there, I just had to open my heart to feel it.

 

Sometimes things are Clearer in the Sunshine

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Tracking to Koshahaim

The snow began to fall last night around 9pm.  It continued to about 1 in the morning.  It was the first snow to fall and stick around in the Tokyo area.  I missed the snow last year when I was in Miami, so I was excited to see some fall.

Watching the clumps of snow fall seems like magic to me.  They tumble out of the darkened skies and drift until they find a cozy spot to settle.  It calms, and excited me.

I woke up in the middle of the night and peeked out the window to see if the snow was still there.  There was some, but I was beginning to melt.  That was a bit disappointing, but I went for a stroll around the neighborhood just to see what there is to be seen.

The streets might not have had much snow, but lots of the snow melted and iced over during the night.  I could see more clearly that the night before, but it still seems like another world.

Get our and appreciate the changed that happen in your part of the world.  You never know what changes you may find.

Sunshined Ice

Peeking into Today

Perception is Hard to See

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

It poured.  It came down so hard that it was hard to see that far ahead today.  It reminded me of what a good friend and I used to say.  That in order to truly perceive, one had to see with your ears, smell with your eyes, taste with your fingers and hear with your nose.  All the senses must be used in ways they are not used to in order to benefit from the whole picture.

Think about it.  Can you hear a potato?  Can you touch a blue sky?  Can you smell blue?

Mix it up, jumble it up, use your senses in ways they have never been used before.

Friends Lend Me Your Ears so that we Can See

Five Wires are Better

Edogawian Bird

And It Continues

3 O’clock in the P.M.

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

It was 3 O’clock in the P.M. when I took these images.  The air has been full of pollen that is driving me to verge of my sanity.  I try to pay it no heed, by focusing on taking some pictures.  Delving into my own inner soul.  Round and round like the hole I photographed.

Wall, Four Poles, and Danchi

Hole into It All, Again

Clean, Clean, Rusty, Clean

Pouring Out from the Heart

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

After 36 plus hours of cool weather and rain the the sun was allowed to shine down upon all of us in the Kanto region today.  We were able to open up and soak up those wonderful rays.  My plants on my patio were blessed with yellow rays of light to make them shoot up tall and strong.

This lovely weather caused me to take stock.  No matter the season, we need to find that beauty that is out there.  Open up our hearts and let all the goodness pour in, and let love flow out.  Let there be a bounce in our steps as we trod though the city.  The sky is blue, the concrete is so gray, yet this combination enlightens me.  This contrast of nature and the things that man has built only strengthens my heart and gives me the energy needed to overcome all odds.

The merging of seeming impossible elements.  They all blur and pixelate in my camera until what bursts fourth is love.  At least this is my intention.  It is what I am trying to accomplish with my art.  I do not know if I will ever achieve it, but I know it is the direction that I must travel.

one love.

Look to the heavens.  Do not try to build there, for only the spirt can truly reach the heavens.

Miami Reminder

357 Slice of Our Sky (San Go Nana)

Another Reality of Our Shared Skies

Can't Build Your Way to the Heavens

Hazy 10:46 Evening

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

The rain came all day.  It lest a haze that was hung around after the rain vanished.  All the lights are aglow outside, flaking of the shiny pavements and sidings.  SNAP, Snap, snap.

Over the Roof Tops to Nagisa New Town

10:46 Contstruction Workers Lot

Saturday Stroll though the Park

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

The weather was gorgeous yesterday.  The sun shone brightly in the sky and it seems like my entire neighborhood headed to the park to bask in the sun and soak up the cherry blossoms.  As we walked arounf the park I couldn’t help but remember that the only reason we have this lovely park is because of the godzilla sized power lines that run the entire length of the park.

So there we are enjoying the “great outdoors” with fragments of the urban world invading our space.  But like I have said to others before, it is better to have some open space in the city, rather than none at all.  So if you can, get out there and enjoy the few urban natural spaces.  Let them be a place where community can come together and pursue peaceful pleasures.

Reality of my Surroundings

Where the Lanterns Are

Two Buds Sitting in a Tree

Picture Perfect

Napping Under the Blosson on a Hill

Urban Nature ?

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Is there such a thing as Urban Nature?

Danchi Stripes

Yard, Rail

Cool Summer Night with Moon and Danchi

Friday, July 10th, 2009

The air dropped and became pleasant, out of the corner

i caught the glow of a yellow moon, calling m out onto the veranda.

the air wicked around me while i fumbled with my little GRII to get some long exposures

of the magic out my window.   Step out and see.

Cool Summer Night with Moon and Danchi

Gabriel Smiled at Me

Friday, May 15th, 2009

The skies began to turn purple as I was Walking back home from the station.

The clouds rolled in so fast for a moment I thought I was back in the San Fran Bay Area,

rather than the Tokyo Bay Area.  The clouds swallowed the sun whole.  POOF the warmth was

gone.  Then a eye opened up and Gabriel smiled at me.  I smiled back.

Gabreiel's Eyeing Me

Thursday afternoon in Kasai, Tokyo Japan

Danchi Beautiful Solo Show Images

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

A collection of the work that was on display at Plumeria for the Danchi Beautiful Show in Urayasu, Japan.

 

Danchi Beautiful Statement

 

Danchi  Beautiful is a study in progress of the intersection of our lives, and the community that we all live in.  The giant concrete buildings of modern Japan can provide hope for building a new personal based community.  The people who inhabit the Danchi must make the choice voluntarily to build bridges to their neighbors.  Remember that to Love Thy Neighbor, You MUST first know them.

 

Jacob Schere

 

 

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Danchi Kids

 

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know thy neighbor

gold star scripture

 

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Three short films with images and messages on display from the show. Music by brimstone 127

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