Category Thoughts About Art & Culture

Love is All

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ……… Love is All ~~ Ancient before time, impenetrable void waited. Crawled from its atomic shell; instantaneous illumination flared. Newborn this moment. A swirling figure moves, is every moment. Innocently wise, hopeful, in constant conflict. Cooperation in every interchange. Full of wonder, every […]

Beneath the Skin

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ……… Beneath the Skin ~~ Music, dance, story, art All different languages Much more accessible Than any spoken words Tribes, families, identity Join us and divide us Wedges driven between People understanding Art, arts, expression However we describe it A wave, a hug, […]

Nor Does It

   ~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ……… Nor Does It  ~ When every action taken, Word spoken, song sung, Picture painted or snapped Dance choreographed, performed Structure designed, built, Torn down, replaced, Left to nature, Music composed, Tale written, told, Every moment Remembered or lost, In deeps […]

Can We Then?

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment Can We Then? If you Have no words What will you Say To me? Will you Smile, frown Laugh, cry Wave your arms All around Stand straight Tall and strong Arms akimbo Arms spread wide? Will you Fall to your knees Fall to […]

In a time like ours

In a time like ours only the coarse-grained have enough resistance to preserve their fair-weather principles unclouded by anxiety. T. Merton

With a Dimple

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I believe, the sign I saw simply said. Joe’s Tacos Hot Spot Salon Buddhist Temple I mean, it sounded quite intriguing Yet difficult to imagine in my head Perhaps something seemingly simple A Buddhist kaon or making math trig sing Concealing, complex, might fool Gimpel Will I find it slippery or very […]

And Doing So

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Purfling and lethonomia: what can they be? Get into the groove and follow right around Perhaps you’ll remember; it’s known to me Ask learned wordsmiths what may be found Some words are not well known or jargon Describing music, motors or woodworking […]