"You will learn more by walking from Canada to Guatemala than you will ever learn in film school."    Werner Herzog

“Our biological rhythms are the symphony of the cosmos, music embedded deep within us to which we dance, even when we can't name the tune.”
                                     
Deepak Chopra

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"God bless and happy trails and may your sense of wonder be ever undiminished".

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“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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Jon Sorensen is seen here as a baby faced 25 year old. Also included are Brian Johnson and Gary Kurtz. The reporter, Bernard Falk, became a close personal friend of mine.

This wee clip I dedicate to my young friend Jordan Tenbey, (1994-2019). I only first saw this BBC clip just after Jordan died, and indeed then thought of all 25 year olds in the world who are just starting out.

 

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"Never a ship sails out of bay, but carries my heart as a stowaway".

Roselle Mercier Montgomery

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“Go outside. Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see. We walk in our sleep and teach our muscles to work without thinking and I dare you to walk where you have not yet walked and I dare you to notice. Don’t try to get anything out of it, because you won’t. Don’t try to make use of it, because you can’t. And that’s the point. Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realise that that is enough to be happy.
There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it.”
― Charlotte Eriksson

" Every exit is an entrance somewhere else.

God bless and happy trails. "

Jon Sorensen.

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“Extract the eternal from the ephemeral.”
― Charles Baudelaire

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“ Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.”― Leonora Carrington

“A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood. If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantment of later years…the alienation from the sources of our strength.”
― Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder

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"Wisdom and Spirit of the universe!
Thou Soul that art the eternity of thought!
That giv’st to forms and images a breath
And everlasting motion! not in vain,
By day or star-light thus from my first dawn
Of Childhood didst Thou intertwine for me
The passions that build up our human Soul,
Not with the mean and vulgar works of Man,
But with high objects, with enduring things,
With life and nature, purifying thus
The elements of feeling and of thought,
And sanctifying, by such discipline,
Both pain and fear, until we recognize
A grandeur in the beatings of the heart."

The Prelude, William Wordsworth.

 

“I go to seek a Great Perhaps.”
― François Rabelais

"...one day the Sun started raising from the West...after that there was nothing we could do...except run".

Jon Sorensen...screenplay for Bid Time Return.

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Jon Sorensen contributed to the visual effects and camera effects on many feature films, television shows and commercials. These include The Dark Crystal, Walt Disney's The Watcher In The Woods and Alien.

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"During my first few months on "Alien", prior to my moving over to the model shooting stage to assist, I was based in the model workshop where we constructed various Nostromos plus the main Refinery miniature. These music tracks (left) were constantly played, amongst others, and set the ambience and atmosphere for our working. We were a varied and creative young bunch and looked forward to hearing and sharing each other's tastes in music. I do hope you enjoy these tracks which helped give birth and air to the models you now know and love, and which associate me with a happy shoot, even after 40 years".

 

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“Creativity takes courage.”
― Henri Matisse

The art on "Sorcerer" is of Jon Sorensen

as visualised by comic strip artist and

graphic novelist Bryan Talbot.

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview

of life's coming attractions.”
― Albert Einstein

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" Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:

The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star,

Hath had elsewhere its setting,

And cometh from afar:

Not in entire forgetfulness,

And not in utter nakedness,

But trailing clouds of glory do we come

From God, who is our home ".

 

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“I've been thinking about it, and that poem, that guy that wrote it, he meant you're gold when you're a kid, like green. When you're a kid everything's new, dawn. It's just when you get used to everything that it's day. Like the way you dig sunsets, Pony. That's gold. Keep that way, it's a good way to be.”
― Susan E. Hinton, The Outsiders

“The most sophisticated people I know -

inside they are all children. ”
― Jim Henson

"Gum beannaicheadh ​​

Dia thu uile agus slighean sàmhach ".

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For My Mother

For my Grandmother, who loved animals, and who,

when I took her to the cinema to see "Star Wars", was outraged that they had trained the wookie to act and "do all those tricks".

Jon Sorensen Summer 2019

Jon Sorensen, Summer 2019.

“This is my story. I know I'm going somewhere beautiful, and I know I'm on my way...
It's been a beautiful adventure. It always will be.”
― Charlotte Eriksson, In search for The Great Perhaps

“In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.”
― Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
― Pablo Picasso

"Every day of my early childhood I looked up at this marine painting. It gave me many sea dreams. The smaller painting, (left), is "The Door To Everywhere" and was done by me at age 15 ".

Jon Sorensen.

Dog ventriloquist reveals new human puppet

at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

“We look back through countless millions of years and see the great will to live struggling out of the intertidal slime, struggling from shape to shape and from power to power, crawling and then walking confidently upon the land, struggling generation after generation to master the air, creeping down the darkness of the deep; we see it turn upon itself in rage and hunger and reshape itself anew, we watch it draw nearer and more akin to us, expanding, elaborating itself, pursuing its relentless inconceivable purpose, until at last it reaches us and its being beats through our brains and arteries...It is possible to believe that all the past is but the beginning of a beginning, and that all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn. It is possible to believe that all that the human mind has accomplished is but the dream before the awakening; out of our lineage, minds will spring that will reach back to us in our littleness to know us better than we know ourselves. A day will come, one day in the unending succession of days, when beings, beings who are now latent in our thoughts and hidden in our loins, shall stand upon this earth as one stands upon a footstool, and shall laugh and reach out their hands amidst the stars.”
― H. G. Wells

" Scotland...is a state of mind ".

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“I can see, on the horizon, unpronounced and unproclaimed images. I can sense the hypnotic qualities of things that to everyone else look unobtrusive, then excavate and articulate these collective dreams with some clarity.”

Werner Hertzog.

 

 

Scottish Highlands, Circa 1977, just prior to joining the film industry, when my nickname was "Jesus".

" A very tasty World "...Robert Fuest screenplay for The Final Programme.

God Bless You All On Your Various Journeys!

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