Monthly Archives: November 2006

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That which has been spoken.

Intriguing the connection, that friendly banter is the character of the affable. How often does one counter silence with the sense of the unfriendly…and untoward? affable \AF-uh-bul\ adjective 1 : being pleasant and at ease in talking to others 2 … Continue reading

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t a s t e :

How then, the virile, the virtuous, the werewolf, the world? Step back, rootbound, and see what might be found — what lies beneath? And then, to this, what do you see in the mirror? —- virtu (vuhr-TOO) noun 1. A … Continue reading

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bridge to another realm…

I was thinking about you, and that bridge that takes you from one place, to another. Where it is, where it was — crossing over, from somewhere, to another…where-world. And where is that? the waterspring at the Monkey Forest. Ubud … Continue reading

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Exploring: Türkiye

Happy Sunday! I’m guessing you might ask, why Turkey — for Thanksgiving? Some might think the conception is obvious, to the above. I went there first in 2005 — learning something about the opening connections in Istanbul. I studied Islamic … Continue reading

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Istanbul: concepts of radiance

Good morning. I’ve been here for several days. And the time is so rich, so contemplatively powerful, it’s difficult to gather it all. I’d like to write more about some of the individual meditations: time will tell. One thing that … Continue reading

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Not to be swayed, even by prayer…

inexorable \in-EK-sur-uh-bul; in-EKS-ruh-bul\, adjective: Not to be persuaded or moved by entreaty or prayer; firm; determined; unyielding; unchangeable; inflexible; relentless. Inexorable comes from Latin inexorabilis, from in-, “not” + exorabilis, “able to be entreated, placable,” from exorare, “to entreat successfully, … Continue reading

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Not to be swayed, even by prayer…

inexorable \in-EK-sur-uh-bul; in-EKS-ruh-bul\, adjective: Not to be persuaded or moved by entreaty or prayer; firm; determined; unyielding; unchangeable; inflexible; relentless. Inexorable comes from Latin inexorabilis, from in-, “not” + exorabilis, “able to be entreated, placable,” from exorare, “to entreat successfully, … Continue reading

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Deep Blue

  THE DEEP BLUE all night, rain ran and fore, afternoon storm, kept coming so dark, at 2.oo pm the sun was gone, neath the roiling sky and this morning, it never came, except for the deep blue… light was … Continue reading

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The work is never done — and who hopes that it is? The work, the care and practice of it, is the spirit of the evocation of the living — our living, our working. Can they not be aligned – … Continue reading

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Explosive clouds, transparent monuments, gunpowder paintings

Good morning. That title…I thought that would catch your attention. I’d thought about the idea of using fire for paintings and art. Then flame in the context of signing. Fire signs, why not? Signed / singed by fire? Why not? … Continue reading

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