Thursday, 28 July 2016

we cannot know that we are illuminated by a great light

My Red Hills, Georgia Okeeffe
Ed Ruscha
Rite of Spring, Pina Bausch
Agnes Martin

Stefania Vasques

That light cannot be known directly is expressed in contemporary terms by Peter Russell. When speaking of the light of consciousness, he asserts:
Although all we ever see is light, paradoxically, we never know light directly. The light that strikes the eye is known only through the energy it releases. This energy is translated into a visual imagery in the mind, and that image seems to be composed of light—but that light is a quality of mind. We never know the light itself. 
Russell is speaking from a scientific viewpoint, but the fact that we can never know light itself is helpful in appreciating the working of boundless compassion. When the light of compassion illuminates our existence, it reveals our self-delusions. Hiroyuki Itsuki ... describes this as follows: 
We cannot know that we are illuminated by a great light simply by looking up into the sky. But if we lower our heads and look down at our feet we can clearly see the long, dark shadow that stretches out from us. We know that the darker and blacker that shadow is, the brighter the light that shines upon us.

Taitetsu Unno, Shin Buddhism: Bits of Rubble Turn into Gold.
Found via Evencleveland

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

water is patient

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
― Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad

like real people do

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Sitting with Snake, Kiki Smith
Mountain Crest, The Alps (1933), Marsden Hartley 
Mural Murals, 1981 documentary film by Agnes Varda.
Ann-Marie Rayney, Silkscreen
Lyn Marshall
Dave Hardy
Grand Canyon

Eventide fan - sheila hicks

Mostly inspired by yellow things, eavesdropping on the Ocean, 'your body is your soul' with Jaap van der Val and this....
"The validity of an answer often depends on perspective. Looking at things up close often reduces the number of components you're considering. When you perform cost/benefit analysis, or figure the efficiency of something, scale matters tremendously. What's the impact of your choices on the world?" --Katy Bowman

Thursday, 14 July 2016

all day

Victor Palla’s House, Lisbon.

Chiyoko Tanaka

Eric Rohmer
National Geographicn Jan 1973.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields
which is what I have been doing all day.
– Mary Oliver, The Summer Day.


this blog page is going through changes (sing it David!)
it will remain space for gathering movement/art ideas and inspiration, but my posts might just be a little more sporadic and chaotic as I will be dedicating my blogging powers to my Move Me project. if you've yet to check it out, come on over!

Thursday, 7 July 2016

'three deep bows to a beautiful son'

Here It Is
2016 by Alice Walker

Here it is
the beauty that scares you
-so you believe-
to death.
For he is certainly gorgeous
and he is certainly where whiteness
to your disbelief
has not wandered off
to die.
No.  It is there, tawny skin, gray eyes,
a Malcolm-esque  jaw.  His loyal parents
may Goddess bless them
sitting proud and happy and no doubt
at what  they have done.
For he is black too.  And obviously
with a soul
made of everything.
Try to think bigger than you ever have
or had courage enough to do:
that blackness is not where whiteness
wanders off to die: but that it is
like the dark matter
between stars and galaxies in
the Universe
that ultimately
holds it all
Three deep bows to a beautiful son.

listen and amplify

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor -Desmond Tutu”

Franchesca Leigh with @tk_wonder & @ciprianaquann at the #MillionsMarchNYC

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

'You can see this intention to go toward the right wing in politics that's taking place. But it will only bring us to a darker place and a rainier season. Whenever humans lose their courage, it's always followed by all kinds or tragedies.' 

- Ai Weiwei

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

ai weiwei

week 18


I'm back on this movement challenge malarkey! Missed a chunk of the year due to life celebrations, but I hope that will be forgiven...
I'm going with that celebration theme for this week and it's somewhat of a cliché...but there usually something to those oft said things so here we go...

thats it.

each day pick a song you love and loose control. There is joy, endorphins and giggles to be found in this challenge and those are self care musts.
On a side note i've fallen down a Michael Clarke choreography rabbit hole so its now inspiring everything I do.