In Scotland with Harriet - 9/11/15

A quiet evening with Harriet McCaig - Oban, Scotland.
A quiet evening with Harriet McCaig - Oban, Scotland.

He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
---Francois de La Rochefoucauld
[ Oban, Scotland Skyline with McCaig's Tower (aka McCaig's Folly to the locals) at top right. ]
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.

I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that
- the ghosts you chase you never catch. ---John Malkovich
[ View from McCaig's Tower - Oban, Scotland ]
---Lucius Annaeus Seneca quote

Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour
which knows the plenitude of the soul. ---Gaston Bachelard
[ Tobermory is the capital of the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. ]
Tobermory is the capital of the Isle of Mull

Do I have a long-term plan? Kind of. I have a general direction,
I think. But it's funny what comes down the pike. ---Jeff Bridges
Do I have a long-term plan?

Ommadawn is the third record album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1975 on Virgin Records.
It peaked at No. 4 on the UK Albums Chart. As with Hergest Ridge and Tubular Bells,
Ommadawn is another two-movement work.
Ommadawn is the third record album by Mike Oldfield.

The English word "ritual" derives from the Latin ritualis, "that which pertains to rite (ritus)".
In Roman juridical and religious usage, ritus was the proven way (mos) of doing something,
or "correct performance, custom".
[ Standing Stones - Glengorm, Scotland ]
ritus was the proven way (mos) of doing something

I can go into the wilderness and not see anyone for days and experience a kind of space that
hasn't changed for tens of thousands of years. Having that experience was necessary to my
perception of how photography can look at the changes humanity has brought about
in the landscape. My work does become a kind of lament. ---Edward Burtynsky
[ Isle of Iona, Scotland ]
I can go into the wilderness.

The worst thing you can think about when you're working is yourself. ---Agnes Martin
[ Isle of Iona, Scotland ]
The worst thing you can think about when you're working is yourself.

And of course, the musician - if he's serious - always answers:
My last album is my best, otherwise I wouldn't have done it.
---Klaus Schulze
[ Isle of Iona, Scotland ]
---Klaus Schulze quote.

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