1 abstract x 4

Original graphite on paper.

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She Thinks of Dark Matter Unfolding

Various Black Ballpoint Pens and Paper

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2 More Spring Poems


Birds are pissed off,

All day long alarming boundaries,

Flashing colors,

Screaming dawn til dusk.

 chill is out.

Babies need breakfast.

Thoughts invaded.

Dream Spring

There were always these

Soft motions

Toward swaying

Tenderly underwater

a breeze

Filmy traces of sweet scent

through curtains yellow with sun.

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Spring Poem #1

Blue Skies Are Advertising for Your Life

Every moment yearns to create a light through you.

Every moment an opportunity for discovering a path to send you into the heart of the world.

You must fold space and time and bring forth a new sun,

give it away to anyone

who will walk under it.


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The Universe is a Messy Place to Play . . .

“The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum morbid phenomena of the most varied kind come to pass.”

Prison Notebooks, Antonio Gramsci


Art by and Photo credit: Lorenzo Quinn

Our models of “reality” are very small and tidy, the universe of experience is huge and untidy, and no model can ever include all the huge untidiness perceived by uncensored consciousness.

Robert Anton Wilson

For every poet it is always morning in the world…This is the benediction that is celebrated, a fresh language and a fresh people, and this is the frightening duty owed.

Derek Walcott, in his Nobel lecture

“No worthy problem is ever solved in the plane of its original conception.”

Albert Einstein

So dive in and find, create, and facilitate beauty and wonder. Stir things up and see what happens.


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Light in the Studio Part III

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Some More Ways to Sustain and Develop Open Minds.

Illustration by Maurice Sendak

Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments for teachers who wish to promote the development of open minds.

1: Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.

2: Do not think it worthwhile to produce belief by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.

3: Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed.

4: When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children, endeavor to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.

5: Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.

6: Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.

7: Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

8: Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.

9: Be scrupulously truthful, even when truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.

10. Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool’s paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness.

via Brain Pickings

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