Without Thought On Anything But the Ride You Are Taking

“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

Design District Dallas, Texas

Design District
Dallas, Texas

Bicycles lined up outside Community Beer Company, Dallas.

The Straight And the Winding Way Are One

“He poured the tumbler full. Drink up, he said. The world goes on. We have dancing nightly and this night is no exception. The straight and the winding way are one and now that you are here what do the years count since last we two met together? Men’s memories are uncertain and the past that was differs little from the past that was not.”
― Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

Service Dock Downtown Dallas, Texas

Service Dock
Downtown Dallas, Texas

Infinity In the Palm Of Your Hand

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
—-William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

Mural, Deep Ellum Dallas, Texas

Mural, Deep Ellum
Dallas, Texas

Every Night and every Morn
Some to Misery are Born.
Every Morn and every Night
Some are Born to sweet delight.
Some are Born to sweet delight,
Some are Born to Endless Night.
—-William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

An Incredible Network Of Lines

“She couldn’t stop watching his eyes. They were bright black, surrounded by an incredible network of lines, like a laboratory maze for studying intelligence in tears. They seemed to know what she wanted, even if she didn’t.”
― Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49

Hyatt Regency Dallas, Texas

Hyatt Regency
Dallas, Texas

It Is About Endurance

“Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.”
― Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

Mckinney Avenue Streetcar Dallas, Texas

Mckinney Avenue Streetcar
Dallas, Texas

When I Bestride Him, I Soar

“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ”
― William Shakespeare, Henry V

Pegasus, Omni Hotel, Reunion Tower Dallas, Texas

Pegasus, Omni Hotel, Reunion Tower
Dallas, Texas

C-Beams Glitter In the Dark Near the Tannhäuser Gate

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears…in…rain. Time to die.
—-Roy Batty, Blade Runner

(click to enlarge) Mural, Deep Ellum Dallas, Texas

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Mural, Deep Ellum
Dallas, Texas

Mural, covered by "For Rent" sign Deep Ellum Dallas, Texas

Mural, covered by “For Rent” sign
Deep Ellum
Dallas, Texas

Where It Was Darkest And There Was No Path

“They thought that it would be a disgrace to go forth as a group. Each entered the forest at a point that he himself had chosen, where it was darkest and there was no path. If there is a path it is someone else’s path and you are not on the adventure.”
― Joseph Campbell, The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life & Work

Paths Steinunn Thorarinsdottir Arts District Dallas, Texas

Paths
Steinunn Thorarinsdottir
Arts District
Dallas, Texas

Tasted For A Little While the Deep Happiness

“So he tasted the deep pain that is reserved only for the strong, just as he had tasted for a little while the deep happiness.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, All the Sad Young Men

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Sculpture – Happy Again, 2014, Steel, by Michelle O’Michael

Building – Wyly Theater, Dallas, Texas