Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lessons in silence


Living Skyscraper (Ben Heine), originally uploaded by Ben Heine.

"No domestic animal can be as still as a wild animal. The civilized people have lost the aptitude for stillness, and must take lessons in silence from the wild before they are accepted by it. The art of moving gently, without suddenness, is the first to be studied by the hunter, and more so by the hunter with the camera. Hunters cannot have their own way, they must fall in with the wind, and the colours and smells of the landscape, and they must make the tempo of the ensemble their own. Sometimes it repeats a movement over and over again, and they must follow up with it.

When you have caught the rhythm of Africa, you find that it is the same in all her music."

~Out of Africa, Isak Dinesen

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