“…This he felt, would be the challenge for the sculptor in the years ahead – the possibility of failure and neglect and solitude. The idea of how he might rise to this challenge charged Henry’s imagination. He imagined Andersen’s, (the sculptor), face become haunted by the slow concentration of work, his eyes more inward-looking, his conversation more hesitant and subtle, and his sculpture smaller in scale and more intricate and delicate, more worked on and worried over. And in the years when this transformation took place, he believed, it might not finally matter to Andersen who admired him or where he lived.”
Archive for the ‘thoughts’ Category
“He loved the glorious silence a morning brought, knowing that he had no appointments that afternoon and no engagements that evening. He had grown fat on solitude, he thought, and had learned to expect nothing from the day but at best a dull contentment. Sometimes the dullness came to the fore with a strange and insistent ache which he would entertain briefly, but learn to keep at bay. Mostly, however, it was the contentment he entertained; the slow ease and the silence could, once night had fallen, fill him with a happiness that nothing, no society nor the company of any individual, no glamour or glitter, could equal.”
So the KLRU Arts in Context program aired last night on public television.
Ed Fuentes created a 30 minute program highlighting some of the GenrousArt.org artists.
You can view the whole episode, (or just my part), here:
we are not in the universe, we are the universe
thoughts about transformation and composting, becoming of the earth again, rebirth, reunion
last night i attended a dharma talk with Lama Surya Das. interesting guy.
more entertaining then i imagined he would be. 2 hours certainly wasn’t enough to fully
touch all the areas of his knowledge of buddhism, but it was just enough to allow me
to visualize time in a different way. using horizontal hand gestures he spoke about the linear
aspect of time, and then gesturing his hands vertically he mentioned the present moment,
and going even further he pinpointed this exact point in time, and from there it all opened up.
hmmmm…in can sit in that place for awhile; fully content. my mind exploding into a beautiful
array of visuals.
the talk was titled, “buddhist standard time”