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The only permanence in this universe appears to be change. Like a river, life is an endless flow of changing information. Yet, there is a continuum that remains present in spite of change. What... or who is that?
Maybe the proper response to this observation may not be such question, or any question at all. Maybe we are meant to recognize this presence and just accept it at its face value, however is that we perceive it. Then go along with it and see where it leads us.
The problem I have with questioning is that we tend to justify or explain the unknown by using our knowledge as a base to rationalize what may be (and most often is) beyond our grasp. If we do not question then we are in a bad place because critical thinking, creativity, and innovation are replaced with conservative dogmatic mindlessness. So, “we are supposed to question everything” I hear many say who support evolutionary democratic ideologies. If I am to make a choice, I will stick to the second for sure. But if I am to liberate myself from making choices between per-determined offerings, I rather remain as the original eye observing and processing the flow of the river rather than decide what a river is.
I believe that the nature of the universe in which we exist can be compares to a little piece of cork floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The ramifications from this perspective are too many to deliberate in this small page, but is an invitation to all of us to consider.
From an artist's point of view I find myself dancing between what I sense myself as being and the need to communicate. Deviant Art has been a great place to come for such purpose. Here I can release the results from my journey from whatever perspective best appears to be for the moment. Then there is feedback and a dance of exchange takes place, contributing to a flowing of change in thought, feeling, and perspective... and that is the river, that is life... that is endless continuing change of information in time and space providing us with the vehicle of permanent change.
HELO MY BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS. THE PICTURES I OFFER IN MY GALLERY ARE GIVEN WITH INTENT AND LOVE> EVERYTIME I PICK A PICTURE FROM ANY OF YOU INTO MY FAVORITE COLLECTION, I MAKE AN EFFORT TO DROP A NOTE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT.
SHOULD YOU FEE INCLINED TO DO SO AS WELL, YOU WILL BE TRULY APPRECIATED!!!!
Joe Correia was born in Portugal in 1945. He moved to the United States in 1970 and has made The USA his permanent home.
In the past 40 years America has been Joe’s canvas for a very broad range of professional experiences from corporate management to college educator, curriculum developer for educational fields varying from K through 12 and college levels, and filmmaker mostly in the educational/commercial/defense markets.; however, he always has found time for his love of the arts.
Joe has served in The USA Army as a combat photographer, he is also a photojournalist and illustrator. Some of his clients are international companies such as General Dynamics, Atlantic Research Corporation, NASA, AMFUEL, and LTV to name a few. Among various dignitaries his portfolio includes, President Regan, President Clinton, Pope John Paul II, Jim Rodenberry, Connie Francis, James Earl Joans, James Wheatmore, Tippi Edrin, Billy D. Williams, David Brown, Chief Little Horse (last Living descendent of Geronimo) and Ken Burns.
Joe has traveled from coast to coast and from Florida to Alaska several times and has given lectures all around The USA. His lectures focus on sharing with the audience the experiences that he has had, what he has learned, and how his sense of spirituality and love for all life has continued to grow as he focuses on his passion for photography.
Joe has started a new approach to his work, which he calls: "Conducting Light." Joe selects various images and weaves them into a single visual message. "As a composer selects musicians to create a concert I select images to play a part of a broader and more complex piece" Joe says. With the coming of age of digital photography Joe creates what his heart feels with what his eyes show him.
"My life is my classroom, the universe is my Holly Book, the days are its pages, and each moment is a word. What I learn is simply how to live more intensely."
" For me life is all bout passion: the more you have of it the more intense life is and its lessons greater"
"Nothing gratifies me more than knowing that through something I may do or say, someone's heart is a little happier.
"The only thing we take with us is the love we give"
"When you fill your heart with love there is no room left for anything else"
Often those taken for your worse enemies, turn out to be some of your best friends in the long run. They may cause us great pain and suffering, however, they often bring with them an opportunity for us to grow to levels of wisdom that otherwise we might never experience.
When we start to see differences as contributions, and adversity as a challenge to make us greater, we are getting ready to enter a life of bliss that otherwise will be only a mystery.
Joe has also, since very early childhood, been exposed to very unusual experiences, from near death out of the body experiences, child abuse, to learning from various masters about sciences, esoterics, hypnotism, and philosophy. Joe speaks four languages: English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish. From an early age he found himself in a position of confidante and spiritual supporter to ears and often others much older than he.
He also has published a book: “The Other Side of Light”
In the end, my friends, when it all had been said and done all we take with us is the love wee give