Sunday, April 29, 2018

Random Signs


The sign above is like a veiled philosophy on life : reminder of self-reliance and that things are not always what they seem. (And of course, saying self-reliance brings to mind Emerson,so here we go...)

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Joy of Art Making

I went today to the Mono-Printing Class in the "Current", the art gallery here in Nassau. I cannot say enough good things about this place: they do so many interesting talks, exhibitions, concerts, classes, and the fact that the artists can do residency there, which in turn means that the visitors can see artists at work - certainly adds to the vibrant atmosphere there.
Any way the class was hands on - get in and try - sort of things, and that is what I did... Below are the results..
Untitled.

Boat series


Boat Series

Red

Dancing Light


Saturday, March 17, 2018

"Blue's the color of the sky in the morning, when we rise....."

Walking at the beach in the early hours of the morning I found a chez lounge. It was just sitting there in the middle of the sand, extending its invitation to the passerby. I accepted and sat down. 

I looked to my right and saw a stretch of the beach, the sun, the palms decorating the horizon with intricate patterns. I look at my left and saw a shoreline punctuated by the buildings of the hotels and the figures of the beach walkers. I look in front of me and saw the ocean meeting the sky, white boats sailing. 

And I sat there listening to the sounds of the waves, feeling familiar words rising from my memory:

There is beauty to my left, and there is beauty to my right, 
There is beauty behind me, and there is beauty in front of me, 
There is beauty above me, and there is beauty beneath me, 
There is beauty around me, and there is beauty within me.

 My aim is to notice and treasure it.


7:25 am


Footprints...

Saturday, February 10, 2018

...constantly looking for...

Without thinking I opened a collection of Rumi's poems. (I do it sometimes - open books randomly and see what talks to me.) The book opened at the page 56. I glanced at the very top of the page, and it said, "February 10th".  Today is February 10th - there was no going back - it was meant to be read.

Water and the Moon.

There is a path from me to you
that I am constantly looking for,

So I try to keep clear and still
as water does with the moon.

It resonated with me a lot because, born and raised without  religion,  I have been looking (from my teenager years) for something, something illusive, intangible but solid enough to lean on. I read books, I listen to  people, I listen to myself, and, I am still searching but now I know the direction.  

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Little Miracles.

The place I work in has a terrible set up for lunch breaks - too loud, too open, too crowded - so I was wondering around the building looking for a nice spot to eat. And, I received three gifts:

  • a nice place to eat
  • a precise wording on "why I decide to quit my job" quiestion - it is contrary to my core;
  • and, a great idea for a future club - a discussion club where people can pick a topic, take time to research it and simply talk about it.
It reminded me how unpredictable and surprising life is: it showers one with gifts when least expected.



Friday, January 19, 2018

Exchange of shots

A man was spotted standing on the roof.

 I took his photograph,


He photographed me back.


 
Exchange of shots - a digital duel...

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Rainbows in the winter time in the Bahamas.

It has been unusually cool and rainy here which I really like - it is a nice change of pace, an opportunity to wear something other than summer clothes. And, all that rain brings marvelous rainbows in tow. Every time I see a rainbow in the sky - it reminds me that there is always a new beginning, a new magical moment just around the corner. No wonder rainbows fascinated people from the dawn of time. Is there any mythology that doesn't mention a rainbow? In Egypt there was Nut, the goddess of the sky in her multicoloured robes; in Greece - Iris, the actual goddess of the rainbow; in Norse mythology - Bifrost, the rainbow bridge that connected the realm of gods with the world of humans. If a single rainbow is a symbol of good fortune, the double one (it graced the sky yesterday evening) is about trusting yourself and your dreams.

Rainbow over Nassau
The Puszta, 1853
Karoly the Elder Marko
courtesy of  www.allartclassic.com
L'Arc-En - Ciel by Jules Breton
www.incredibleart.org


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A Harbinger of Good Fortune.

Q: "What is a lonely stork doing standing in the middle of the street?"

A:  "Spreading a good fortune of course, silly."



Monday, January 1, 2018

It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life...

And, it's a whole new Year! Greetings and salutations to 2018!  And, I would like to start this year with Andre Gide's quote: "Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again".
May this quote be a reminder to me and you that every time the feeling of "I don't have anything new to contribute" is stopping us from writing/speaking/being creative , we shouldn't be discouraged and simply do it anyway.


Friday, October 6, 2017

Exhaling

This has been a hell of a week that shook me to my core and challenged my endurance of human suffering. Once again I faced the fact that the things one thinks he knows conceal layers and layers of unknown. But these (below) does bring me peace.