ex·is·ten·tial·ism  [eg-zi-sten-shuh-liz-uhm, ek-si-] noun

a philosophical attitude that stresses the individual's unique position as a self-determining agent responsible for the authenticity of his or her choices.

March 2, 2012

West 4th St., NYC

West 4th Street, NYC

The city of right angles and tough, damaged people.
[ Pete Hamill ]

February 27, 2012

London Town, England
Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence -- whether much that is glorious, whether all that is profound -- does not spring from disease of thought. From moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.
[ Edgar Allan Poe ]

February 26, 2012

Paris, France
Fate leads him who follows, and drags him who resists.
[ Plutarch ]

February 25, 2012

Summer Palace, Beijing, China
Reflect on the work of art and you may attain to the Artist
[ Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani ]

February 24, 2012

Manama, Bahrain
Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
[ Malcolm X ]

February 22, 2012

Muscat, Oman

All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever present perils of life.
[ Moby Dick Chapter LX, Herman Melville ]

Tomb of Humayun, Delhi, India
Men would rather believe than know, have the void as purpose, than be void of purpose.
[ Friedrich Nietzsche ]
Barcelona, Spain
What do we leave behind when we cross each frontier? Each moment seems split in two: melancholy for what was left behind and the excitement of entering a new land.
[ Che Guevara ]

February 21, 2012

East Village, NYC
New York is the biggest collection of villages in the world. 
[ Alistair Cooke ]
Cappadocia, Turkey

You know, the problem with real life is...there's no danger music.
[ Chip Douglas ]