Thoughts from the West

Everything is going to be ok.


ad rem Akzidenz aka Philipp Bolthausen

"My works aren’t pictures of something, but objects about something."

(Source: archatlas)

There’s something very powerful about emotional energy. I find my feelings and thoughts are guarded and guided by the instincts of those around me. 

I change. Not consciously, just intuitively, and not even purposefully. 

I notice it especially when I watch a movie or film that I’ve seen multiple times in a new place. It’s almost as though the energy and vibe of my surroundings makes me see it with new eyes - with New Eyes. A new perspective, a new set of feelings, and a new understanding of something that was once foreign. 

It’s strange, but also enlightening. 

I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.

- Robin Williams (1951 - 2014).

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Enchanting Nogawa Cherry Blossoms Illuminated at Night 

Standing amidst a crowd of awestruck onlookers, Tokyo-based photographer Martin Bailey captures the silhouetted scene of the Nogawa Cherry Blossom light-up, a yearly event that draws some 100,000 people to the freshly blooming flowers.

As families and groups of friends gather on the footbridges, guards and officers step in to prevent mayhem on this festive occasion. Light ups and parties celebrating the cherry blossoms are common during springtime in and around Tokyo, providing food, drink, and entertainment to guests.

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I lack emotional anchors in my life. I’m like a ship always at sea, never at port, always roiled by the waves at my bow.