Monday, November 14, 2022

or a window


 I want my work to be like a mirror 

where people become connected to self 

or a window 

or a door

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Stare


Stare

It is the way to educate your eye.

Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop.

Die knowing something.

You are not here long.

Walker Evans

Saturday, November 5, 2022

four noble truths


Feel discomfort about change

Sit still like a mountain 

Don’t resist 

Let it be

Buddha

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Loved Better


She reminds us of the world’s dazzle. She seems to say; the world has no need to be represented - there it is, all around us, all the time.  

What the world needs is to be loved better. 

George Saunders wrote this about Grace Paley

Monday, October 31, 2022

abundance of memory


 In the ordinary act of darning bedsheets with my mother, I experienced an intimate yet astonishing sense of unity in my thoughts, sensibilities, and actions.  I found the possibility of containing such an abundance of memory and pain, even affection for life, in that way.  The weaving of the warp and weft as a basic structure of the fabric, our primordial sense of colour in our Korean fabrics, the self-identification with fabric in the act of weaving through the flat surface and the strange nostalgia evoked in it - all of this was entirely mesmerizing.  Kimsooja

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

new stories


 Q:  stories find their authors and this one found you.  How does that work?

A: oh, I’ve no idea how it works.  Nobody knows how it works,  I’ve never met anybody who knows how it works.  If we knew where stories come from we’d go back to that place and look for more, or avoid it.  

Claire Keegan interviewed by Eleanor Wachtel on CBC.