Kalo Pascha – Happy Easter
April 06, 2007
Chance favors only the prepared mind.
Louis Pasteur, 1854
April 04, 2007
I was painting a face last night and I suddenly remembered the following quote by Picasso:
What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind? And the rest? Doesn’t everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist.
April 03, 2007
To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.
April 01, 2007
A story is like water
that you heat for your bath.
It takes messages between the fire
and your skin. It lets them meet,
and it cleans you!
Very few can sit down
in the middle of the fire itself
..we need intermediaries.
A feeling of fullness comes,
but usually it takes some bread
to bring it.
Beauty sorrounds us,
but usually we need to be walking
in a garden to know it.
The body itself is a screen
to shield and partially reveal
the light that’s blazing
inside your presence.
Water,stories, the body,
all the things we do, are mediums
that hide and show what’s hidden.
and enjoy this being washed
with a secret that we sometimes know,
and then not.
Rumi (1207-1273) “How the Unseen World Works”
March 30, 2007
We are symbols, and inhabit symbols.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
March 28, 2007
Genius is 1 per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration
(Thomas A. Edison, C. 1895)
February 07, 2006
33 The mind is wavering and restless, difficult to guard and restrain: let the wise man straighten his mind as a maker of arrows makes his arrows straight.
34 Like a fish which is thrown on dry land, taken from his home in the waters, the mind strives and struggles to get free from the power of Death
35 The mind is frickle and flightly, it flies after fancies wharever it likes; it is difficult indeed to restrain. But it is gread good to control the mind; a mind self-controlled is a source of great joy.
36 Invisible and subtle is the mind, and it flies after fancies wherever it likes; but let the wise man guard well his mind, for a mind well guarded is a source of great joy.
From the Buddha’s teachings
February 06, 2006
Good answers come from good questions not from esoteric analysis.
Schoolman et al., (1968)