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This Moment

This Moment

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh   Thich Nhat Hanh Thich Nhat Hanh, […]

יום השואה Yom Ha’Shoa

“Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day” Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; Today the world  remembers an atrocity we would not like to remember, so painful and horrid beyond imagination.   The Shoa: The Holocaust.  We also remember the perpetrators and those who worked […]

"Today is a good day to die" redefined

"Today is a good day to die" redefined

There is a well-known misquote of Crazy Horse: “Today is a good day to die.” As such, it seems a grand statement of heroic, selfless, sacrifice in the face of an impossible feat, one from which you will likely not return. Stoic machismo. A fearless slap in the face for Death. I admit it appeals to me. Crazy Horse’s actual words translate into English as…
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Ravi Shankhar revisited

Ravi Shankhar revisited

Ravi Shankhar was nominated for another Grammy in 2014.  He died in 2012, at 92 years old.  I was thinking about him, so I put together a few pieces to enjoy.  His daughter is also exceptional and I have included her as well, but not […]

artist at work

artist at work

“If I didn’t have my camera to remind me constantly, I am here to do this, I would eventually have slipped away, I think.  I would have forgotten my reason to exist.” ~ Annie Leibovitz  

revolution for all people

revolution for all people

I began to prepare this post for images only.  But I needed to know what lead to life in prison. About the first half of his life. An interesting paradox.  An intensely tolerant, inclusive and compassionate man.  Rightly celebrated as a great man of peace. […]

first axiom of art

first axiom of art

…Art is not, like science, a logic of references but a release from reference and rendition of immediate experience; a presentation of forms, images, or ideas in such a way that they will communicate, not primarily a thought or even a feeling, but an impact. […]

release life

release life

Hatred paralyzes life,  love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life,  love illuminates it. ~Martin Luther King, Jr~

basic happiness

basic happiness

I remember such times.  It happens at random, no context or company required, sometimes by implausible triggers – but not reliable triggers – or during conversations.  It is delicious.   People react in a variety of ways.  Dubious, irritated, happy, or  think me high.  I […]

Peter O'Toole lá breithe

Peter O'Toole lá breithe

He has officially retired from acting and the public.  And he is missed.  We have so much of his work to enjoy that it matters little.  As long as he is in good health and prospers – but that is no longer, I fear, his […]



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