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eternal pause

‘hey there, africa,’ i said. ‘hey there,’ she replied. i first saw her on the mountain top, carrying water on her head, now i see her in symbols, carrying words forward into space. like everything else i would experience in life, this one came with a love story, all my stories are love stories, all […]

Flight of the Monk

I bought this painting after spending a day with Michael Phelps, in January, 2009, not long after the miracle his-hundred-thousandths-of-a-second gave us, for me this master plan of the universe, to put on the ultimate show, was a moment of global unity. except, of course, those monks getting chopped to pieces in Lhasa and other […]

elephants are small, really

it’s normal to perceive the universe in forms we humans can accommodate, where elephants are big creatures, and we, relatively small, but big at the same time, if we are staring at a twirling sparrow when asking the question. one day this painting stumbled into me, and i sat down on the steps, for perhaps […]

and then, no more

she was never going to leave me, and i was never going to leave her, she’s gone now, and i am too, lost, i mean, has anybody seen me? she wrote me a poem once, “Ghost dance and I am there, on the plains, as in my dreams, as i was, brown skin in sun, […]

Just beyond my reach

someday, i’ll tell you about this. tonight is some day. i first saw it hanging there, not long after i saw her standing there, under its bigger brother, under a load she had tried to dislodge from her heart, but couldn’t, until she came to us, and we pulled it out with a lithe feather, […]

Buddha goes to town

in Thai they say, ‘boiwan’, or ‘let go’ but if i let go, even for a second, all the universe will fall apart. i can feel this in my head, between my ears, just behind something raw, aching, throbbing all day, day, and day day day in sleep the throbbing stops, the grip on the […]

purity – (sold)

so, when this one got away it did so painfully, it’s not that we sell art, it’s that we build relationships, or try to, but relationship building is sometimes difficult, sometimes we think twice after our efforts, lose sleep, wonder what she’s doing now, he, wonder if our lover is able to sleep, warm and […]

gone today, here tomorrow

this one came by surprise, as does so much of our lives, just when we finalized our plans, someone appears, or disappears, something we hadn’t counted on, something we couldn’t have. for me, because change is the only constant, surprises are the status quo, whichever way they should fall, into our living rooms or out, […]