"You will learn more by walking from Canada to Guatemala than you will ever learn in film school." Werner Herzog
“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”
― Vincent van Gogh
“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.”
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"God bless and happy trails and may your sense of wonder be ever undiminished".
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.
"Never a ship sails out of bay, but carries my heart as a stowaway".
Roselle Mercier Montgomery
“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. "
“Extract the eternal from the ephemeral.”
― Charles Baudelaire
“ 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
"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.
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.
"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".
“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
" 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 ".
“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
Dia thu uile agus slighean sàmhach ".
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.