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› Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Portrait of the Mississippi flooding its banks, Grand Gulf Mississippi, Polaroid 600
› Tue, 19 Feb 2019
The">subtype poignancy of the photograph comes from looking back to a fleeting moment in a floating world.
› Tue, 19 Feb 2019
so you should see, all of the fleeting world.
a star at dawn.
a bubble in the stream.
a flash of lightning in a summer cloud.
a flickering lamp?
and a dream.
(words from ”meditations on gate, gate” by martha mooke)
› Thu, 14 Feb 2019
Oak Ridge, New Jersey / 1993
› Wed, 13 Feb 2019
› Fri, 01 Feb 2019
“…and I am out with lanterns, looking for myself.”
Happy 82nd Philip!
“Philip spent a long time in India, studied Indian music, and some of what I’m doing is like mantra. ..”Mantra,“ meaning “mind protection spell." In Philip’s music and in mantra one principle is to take a simple theme and repeat it over and over with variations, deepening concentration and devotional attention till you enter into it completely or the mantra enters into you, you become one with the sound. For some yogis "Shabda,” Sound, is an ultimate yoga: follow sound to its source you’ll come to empty silence the origin of the universe.
#philipglass #einsteinonthebeach #kievrestaurant #lowereastside #allenginsberg #hydrogenjukebox #mantra #nyc #americancomposer #pianist (at Kiev Restaurant)
› Thu, 24 Jan 2019
“When I say a picture is like a prayer, it’s because it is offered as a place where the heart can stand, or better still, rest. It is not a call for action… It’s a call for reflection, meditation and consideration to be on a more intimate basis with the world.”
— Emmet Gowin
› Tue, 22 Jan 2019
“Small delights – a clear winter sunset through the natural iron grillwork of black trees, a street lamp shining through ice-encased branches, blue sky glittering, and sun on ice-crusted snow. Loveliness, loveliness.”
— Sylvia Plath, from a journal entry featured in “The Unabridged Journals,”
“The Native American notion of All My Relations views all of reality and life as related and interconnected. Every aspect of life is seen as part of one intrinsic family. In the Blackfoot tribe, when people meet, they don’t say ‘How are you’ but ‘Tza Nee Da Bee Wah?’ which means, ‘How are the connections?’ If the connections are in place, we must be all right. If the connections are not in place, then we need to tend them first. Inherent in the Native American view is that our well-being is based on how everything goes together. There can be no lasting individual health unless there is a working harmony among all living things. The practice that grows from this worldview is the need to discover, name, and repair the connections that exist between all things. This is considered sacred and necessary work.”
—Mark Nepo on eight traditional ways to wholeheartedness and authenticity from our Winter Issue: HOPE.
Read it here.
Pictured: Arthur Rafton-Canning (1864-1952), Blackfoot Teepees, Glacier National Park, 1933