art and life

the origin of blossoming

there was a time in my life where i would have seen this as a painting, a watercolor to be exact, of a reality called dahlias. in those days i might have commented on the style, the technique, used some art terminology to capture the artists capturing, of this thing in reality called dahlias. but […]

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, […]

mother goddess of the universe

the bird who woke me up this morning, was the same bird of my childhood, in whom i understood i was not alone in the world, and the world was inside me. though i am 53 now, the bird has lived on within me, migrated over worlds and time, to remind me she takes care […]

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, […]

Just sort of floating there

if you float around a lot, sooner or later you’ll end up in the north pacific gyre, where all the plastic trash of our human lives winds down, one might think this is a failure of some form, to have arrived in that vortex of garbage, but floating or not, disciplined or not, we end […]

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, […]

end of the world, 2 – (sold)

We add pieces to our lives, or place pieces of our lives on shelves, thus dividing ourselves into exhibition zones, where we can say, look, this is me here, and this is me, there. where once was a complete emptiness, a natural state, we create an emptiness that is divided, and fill the divisions with […]

force

to understand your force, you need to understand your mass, and multiply that by how fast you are moving, and the direction you are being taken. then divide that by a trillion trillions, each of them, each spinning micro-smallness of magnitude, inseparable from all the others, all the rotating and turning, gravity and yearning, and […]