Category Archives: Inspiration

Attention and Discernment


Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Spring is on its Way Again – Inside and Out


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Bloganuary 27: Thin Places


“Nothing can be done without solitude. I’ve created my own solitude which nobody suspects.” Pablo Picasso. (AZ Quotes) I am sickened [it read] by the spectacle of your obstinately closed door. It indicates that a new aristocracy has been created, … Continue reading

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Bloguanuary 24: A Dream and a Pilgrimage


Ignoring the gruesome grammar (left) for it would be impossible to write about a dream I do not remember, I am today prompted to write about a dream. This is an account of a dream that sent me on a … Continue reading

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Still Taking the Anti-Dote (to the Poison of Chaos) And an Art Note


When all is done and dusted (pardon the pun) I’ll blog about what Jordan Peterson’s Clean up Your Room edict has revealed and changed. (Clean up Your Room comes from Dr Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Anti-Dote to Chaos). … Continue reading

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Tricks of Light I


2019 was not a year for blogging. I didn’t plan it that way. But from late spring onwards, what plans I had for the year were snatched away and I was flying by the seat of my pants. 2020 is … Continue reading

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More Notes from a Melody Not Yet Written


“Melody and harmony are like lines and colors in pictures.”  (AZ Quotes) – Rabindranath Tagore, from: Purabi: A Miscellany in Memory of Rabindranath Tagore 1941-1991, by Krishna Dutta, Rabindranath Tagore (1991). (AZ Quotes)  

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Liminal Space, the Prepared Piano and Indeterminacy – a Quick Note to Myself and Anybody Reading


The subject of this blog was inspired in part by the Liminal States & Thresholds for Change series of artworks by Turtle Moon Impressions blogger Janis Doucette. Liminal space is that threshold space which is between one state of being and … Continue reading

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Indeterminacy, Some Project Notes


John Cage’s Sonata and Interludes for Prepared Piano Visual Sound (Pink Sedum) for Prepared Pasta Maker

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Cecil Collins: Fools and Angels


“Artists can do something more: they can vanquish the lie.” Alexander Solzhenitsyn Continue reading

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