Thursday, December 24, 2015

Those Who Don't Believe In Magic Will Never Find It

'And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. 
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.'
- Roald Dahl 

When you were a child, you didn’t have any explanations, and things just were as you imagined them to be. The lightning bugs were fairies; the wishes you could make on a shooting star would come true as long as you didn’t utter it aloud, same with birthday candles and dandelion puffs. Butterflies lived for twenty four hours and you cried at their funerals because you understood then that life was fleeting. You knew the rain was coming from the smell of the grass on your way to school in the morning. You knew it would be a beautiful summer day if the moon was water colored red. You believed in fables and myths and legends.

And then you stopped.

You explained away all your bright, glittering joy. You told yourself the Universe wasn’t listening anymore, but in fact you just forgot … … how to speak the language of trees and gurgling streams and forgot … … how to decode the flight patterns, the hieroglyphics of thundering wings. You got too caught up in making a living that you forgot the magic in this life ... … turned blind eyes to the glowing aura that surrounds the moon at twilight.

When I was little, I believed that Christmas is about miracles and wonders. Today I want to believe again that I live in a magical place, despite its blood-tinged wars and dark shadowed schemes. A world created from the pitch. Because we are made of magic and we are the starlight shooting forth from that dark.

Magic lives on in the world
for as long as we choose to believe in it
and keep making it happen
for those whom we love

and for others.

I hope you all have a merry merry, happy happy, joy-filled holiday season!

Keep believing. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

'Silent Whispers' Series (Part IX)

'Silent Whispers' Series
idea: limitless mindgames, model: limitless mindgames, photos: ns, image processing: limitless mindgames
And you will always travel inwardly, 
among your deep grooves and places, 
 returning with full hands, 
ready to release light into 
the external aching world.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Post Cards from Amsterdam

'Post Cards from Amsterdam'
photos by limitless mindgames

This is your reminder that there are places, lands, and people that will blow your mind out there. You just need to be courageous enough to believe it. Hungry enough to seek it. Determined enough to find it. Trusting enough to know it.

Friday, December 18, 2015

City(e)scapes (Hamburg, Germany)

City(e)scapes (Hamburg, Germany)
photos by limitless mindgames
How interesting to think that a city street filled with people is a collection of walking memoirs and biographies filled with so many wild chapters and pieces of wisdom from all sorts of experience not before known. People fascinate me. Their bodies, their brains, their emotions, their ideals, their histories, their choices, and their dreams. Their stories. It all comes back to stories. Everything, everywhere is ultimately a story. And we are all writing our own each and every day.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Creativity Is A Life Force

'Creativity Is A Life Force'
photo by limitless mindgames
This is how you create your own artful aliveness:
1. Everything is a story.
2. Free your creativity by moving out of ideas of wrong-doing or right-doing.
3. Do not worry about impressing people. People like what they like and don't what they don't.
4. Be braver.
Everything is a blank page. A new beginning. An opportunity. A flawlessly timed lesson. An opening. It's birthed out of a natural desire to collect separate pieces of detail from our own observation and then string them together. It's about connecting the dots. This is also the work of self growth. Creativity is therefore one of the greatest catalysts for us to become better versions of ourselves.
Create. In any way or channel you know how. Don't wait for the right time. Create when you feel it, create when it's inconvenient, create when you're inspired. Creativity is a life force.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

'Silent Whispers' Series (Part VIII)

'Silent Whispers' Series
idea: limitless mindgames, model: limitless mindgames, photos: ns, image processing: limitless mindgames
I’m ready for home,
the kind that grows in the walls
after all the winding roads
i’ve wandered so far.


Friday, December 11, 2015

The Moon

'The Moon'
photo by limitless mindgames
Wait for someone who could be the moon for you. Just as strong, just as steady, illuminating changes and seas and blooming flowers and summer nights. They'd wait for you in the dark. They'd dance around the sun. They'd receive your primal howls, your secrets, your dreams, and shifting tides.
Wait for the moon. Wait for nothing less than what steals your breath. What breaks you open. What lures your mind. What helps you rise.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

'Silent Whispers' Series (Part VII)

'Silent Whispers' Series
idea: limitless mindgames, model: limitless mindgames, photos: ns, image processing: limitless mindgames
Who are you really?

You are not a name
or a height, a weight
or a gender...
you are not an age
and you are not where you are from.

You are your favorite books
and the songs stuck in your head
you are the oceans you've crossed
the mountains you've climbed
the questions you've asked
you are your fights and
your insights.

You are a million things
but everyone chooses
to see the thousand things
you are not.

You are not
where you are from
you are
where you are going
and i'd like
to go there

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

'Silent Whispers' Series (Part VI)

'Silent Whispers' Series
idea: limitless mindgames, model: limitless mindgames, photos: ns, image processing: limitless mindgames

Let the ghosts rise and teach us
how to dance in the dark.
Let them teach us of darkness
and how to defeat it.
Let them teach us of patience
and how to let go.
Let us learn of endurance.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

'Silent Whispers' Series (Part V)

'Silent Whispers' Series
idea: limitless mindgames, model: limitless mindgames, photos: ns, image processing: limitless mindgames

For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards,
for there you have been and there you will long to return.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If it walks, if it swims, if it crawls, flies, or wiggles, if it grows, if it seeks out sun, breathes in darkness, or wanders around the sea floor, I will respect it.
If it inspires awe, or injects terror into your blood, if it makes your skin goosebump in appreciation or your spine tingle with fear, if it cuddles or creeps, if it lives inside soft fur or a hard shell, feathers or scales, leaves or hair, I will stop in fascination and wonder.
If it breathes, beats, or grows, I will wish to hold it in my hands, feel it in my fingers, and lend my energy to its. Always. Always. Always.

Monday, November 23, 2015

WIND. 'Elements' Series.

'Elements' Series - WIND
photo by limitless mindgames
You are the wild wind and I the umbrella turned inside out.
Don't you dare forget the fierce that sits wild inside you.
I want to hear you laughing as you race past.
Don't you dare feel sorry for the collars
you force them to turn up.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Your LIfe Is Your Art

Your LIfe Is Your Art
photo by limitless mindgames
Your life is your art.
An emerging mosaic.
Make it messy.
Brilliant. Wild.
Vibrant. Bold.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

World On Fire

World On Fire
photos by limitless mindgames
 Later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered
where does it hurt?

It answered
- Warsan Shire

Some days will send spreading flames that seek 
to devour the very brunches you sit upon. 
Do not forget - you can fly.

Friday, November 20, 2015

SMOKE. 'Elements' Series.

'Elements' Series -  SMOKE
photo by limitless mindgames
(read from bottom top)


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Strength Lives In Gentle

'Strength Lives In Gentle'
photo by limitless mindgames
Try for tenderness
and don't ever stop trying.
Strength lives in gentle.

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Light Within Us

'The Light Within Us'
photo by limitless mindgames
What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to
what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

See Through You

'See Through You'
photo by limitless mindgames
I see through you like glass,
through all your walls like windows,
straight to the center.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Across The Universe

'Across The Universe'
photo by limitless mindgames
Look at the stars and remember that you are
in an awesomely vast und wild universe where
nearly anything can happen, and at any given time.
When our perspectives shift, so do our minds and hearts.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Change And Growth

'Change And Growth'
photo by limitless mindgames
Change and growth can be painful not because we're gaining, but because we're losing. We lose old ideas. Old habits. Old stories. Old comforts. Old loves. We shed all that's become too heavy to carry onward, wrapped too tight around skin that needed to finally breathe. A body that had to break loose from the once present chapter. Blank pages had been begging. Ink aching to write a new road and world. A mind that could no longer deny the taste of something else. Something that felt true. Something not yet seen. We don't have to see something in order to believe.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Let The Sky In

'Let The Sky In'
photos by limitless mindgames

Stand up.
Walk toward a window and let the sky in.
I know you are thirsty.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

'Silent Whispers' Series (Part IV)

'Silent Whispers' Series
 idea: limitless mindgames, model: limitless mindgames, photos: ns, image processing: limitless mindgames

Just relax.
You are made of multitudes.
Accept all of them and trust
that they form a perfect whole.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

'Silent Whispers' Series (Part III)

'Silent Whispers' Series
 idea: limitless mindgames, model: limitless mindgames, photos: ns, image processing: limitless mindgames

I'm learning of my own rhythms.
My own cycles.
My own layers.
I'm learning of things that
were once mysterious and quiet.
Questions that kept their promise remaining questions,
and arriving as answers when it was finally time.
I'm learning
when to peel back,
when to hold in,
when to stand strong
and when to unfold.
I'm learning
when to open more,
when to be still,
when to slow,
and when to close.
I'm learning about journeying.