Monthly Archives: February 2016

:: Grande bibliothèque de Montréal ::

          You must clean and arrange your studio in a way that will forward a quiet state of mind. This cautious care of atmosphere is really needed to show respect for the work. Respect for art … Continue reading

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:: Three beets… oh no! Three onions ::

“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”            — legendary Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh (b. October 11, 1926) explores in How to Love (public library) … Continue reading

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:: Primary consciousness & taxidermy ::

What keeps us from happiness, is our inability to fully inhabit the present: The “primary consciousness,” the basic mind which knows reality rather than ideas about it, does not know the future. It lives completely in the present, and perceives … Continue reading

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:: Inspiration ::

Inspiration :: It is an untroubled state of mind. Of course, we know that an untroubled state of mind cannot last, so we say that inspiration comes and goes, but it is there all the time waiting for us to … Continue reading

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:: Arthur the cacti ::

White with daisies and red with sorrel     And empty, empty under the sky!  Life is a quest and love a quarrel      Here is a place for me to lie. Daisies spring from damned seeds,     And this red fire that here … Continue reading

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:: Trepidation… for some time off ::

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” — Annie Dillard I have been spending the last few weeks in a frenzy of prepping new courses, teaching new courses and correcting new courses… all to say … Continue reading

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