The last of the snow, the first of the green plants…miracle enough.
While talking with a neighbor this week, he ( being a Catholic) remarked on the importance of Easter Sunday in his faith. He made the observation of how lucky we are to live in New England where we have a physical, tangible reminder every Easter that resurrection is possible. Last week snow and frozen ground, this week life.
Cold-hearted orb that rules the night,
Removes the colours from our sight
Red is grey, and yellow white
But we decide which is right.
And which is an illusion.
Pinprick holes in a colourless sky,
Let incipient figures of light pass by,
The mighty light of ten thousand suns,
Challenges infinity and is soon gone.
Night time, to some, a brief interlude,
To others, the fear of solitude.
In his recent column, Among Friends in Friends Journal, Gabriel Ehri wrote; “When we are privileged to experience great art, we experience wonder: wonder at sheer beauty, at discovering a novel avenue of our own perception, and often wonder at the seemingly impossible fineness of the artist’s execution. Art, like worship, can allow us to tap deep into our own stores of emotion and spirit, and…
My digital presence (RVJart.com, This Speaks My Mind, Facebook) are coming up on the 3rd anniversary of their birth.
Guitarra y Maracas
I saw my first live flamenco show in Madrid, Spain about 14 years ago in a small tavern called Casa Patas tucked away on a narrow side street in the old section of town. It changed my life because I became aware of duende. Duendeis when, during a performance, the Spirit or Life force enters the room and you get chills and your hair stands on end. It is hard to describe unless…
God and other artists are always a little obscure ~ Oscar Wilde I recently finished reading the new novel by Sue Monk Kidd…
Art is both the taking and giving of beauty; the turning out to the light the inner folds of the awareness of the spirit.
Buy Art Not Guns
The question is this; what kind of society do you want to live in, one with lots of guns or lots of…
The Sinister Left
The Sinister Left
I am left-handed. While having my eyes examined recently I was pondering the…