Andris Piebalgs - Photographer, Poet, Software Designer
I continue to seek connections in time, space and spirit through photography, poetry, philosophy and literature. Part of the meaning in this journey is seen in the quotes below.
“Naked and alone we came into exile. Which of us is not forever a stranger and alone? Remembering speechlessly we seek the great forgotten language, the lost lane-end into heaven, a stone, a leaf, an unfound door. Where? When? O lost, and by the wind grieved, ghost, come back again.” Thomas Wolfe (Look Homeward Angel)
“Beauty will save the world” Fyodor Dostoyevsky (The Idiot)
“And if the obvious, straight branches of Truth and Good are crushed or amputated and cannot reach the light—yet perhaps the whimsical, unpredictable, unexpected branches of Beauty will make their way through and soar up to that very place and in this way perform the work of all three. And in that case it was not a slip of the tongue for Dostoyevsky to say that “Beauty will save the world,” but a prophecy. And consequently perhaps art, literature, can in actual fact help the world of today.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (The Nobel Prize in Literature Acceptance Speech)