glyph 306: beauty, aesthetics ... creative work, human spirit ... universe/mind resonance ... artist, photography, photographer ... Ansel Adams


Gaelic Mantra

echoes everything I believe —Ansel Adams

The only things in my life that compatibly exist with this grand universe
are the creative works of the human spirit...I think of a mantra of Gaelic origin
given to me fifty years echoes everything I believe:

I know that I am one with beauty
and that my comrades are one.
Let our souls be mountains,
Let our spirits be stars,
Let our hearts be worlds.

Found inscribed at the entry to an exhibit of photography,
Ansel Adams: America, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, May 2006.
Organized by the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona.

Ansel Adams's bio, over 90 of his works, exclusive articles, as well as up-to-date Adams exhibition listings.
entered before July 9, 2006; edited/updated November 26, 2015

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