The Green Apple
Photography by Tara Bartal

Green Apple

That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.

Steve Jobs

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Strawberry On A Spoon

Control and surrender have to be kept in balance.

Brian Eno

One Way
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If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

Henry David Thoreau
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Foggy Morning

If difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.

Dan Rather

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Gerbera Red

Our little lives get complicated
It’s a simple thing
Simple as a flower
And that’s a complicated thing.

Lyric for “No New Tale to Tell” by Love and Rockets

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The Vine and Barbed Wire

We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.

Thomas Merton

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O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive.

Walter Scott