14 February 2019
Happy Valentine’s Day ❤
The great Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh has written beautifully about why learning to love others begins with learning to love ourselves.
Make art about learning to love yourself.
Love After Love
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
10 February 2019
Talked with a friend yesterday about the difference we need to remember: between being a human doing and human being. We’re driven to do, and we forget how much we need and should value rest.
Make art about rest, about the struggle to rest, about your restful place, about finding real rest.
6 February 2018
Thinking a lot today about how the new emerges from the old.
Go back to an old piece of writing, and use the last line of that as the first line of something new.
2 February 2018
“Home is how we inhabit the world.”-Louisa Thomsen Brits
Make art inspired by this quote.
11 March 2017
Spent the day lost in a book.
Make art about being lost in a good way.
12 March 2017
Dreamt a future conversation with my grandson, where we talked about what it meant to create home wherever you are, that our true home is what we carry inside us, from our experiences, from the ancestors. He nodded solemnly, as if he already knew this.
Make art about where home is, or how we create home.