Thursday, November 30, 2017

November light

I have noticed that when all the lights are on, people tend to talk about what they are doing, their outer lives.   Sitting around in candlelight or firelight, people start to talk about how they are feeling - their inner lives.  They speak subjectively, they argue less.  There are longer pauses.  

Jeanette Winterson

Thursday, November 16, 2017

the contemporary sublime

In the 18th century C Edmund Burke wrote that the sublime is a feeling engendered by a vastness one cannot comprehend and Immanuel Kant said that the sublime was like the Egyptian Pyramids - more than we can understand. The sublime is a feeling of not knowing

The Contemporary Sublime
Here we are
We have survived
We go on 

Friday, November 10, 2017

cosmic mother

nothing in nature proceeds in straight lines
but in circles

Sunday, November 5, 2017

The four reminders

Life is precious
Life is brief
Use your life well
Don't get stuck in safety zones.
Pema Chodron

Saturday, November 4, 2017

broken moon

How can I maintain a pared down elegance?

Be still my heart.