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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Living in a Fish Bowl







Frost on a summer day:
all I leave behind is water
that has washed my brush.

Shutei



Inhale, exhale
Forward, back
Living, dying:
Arrows, let flown each to each
Meet midway and slice
The void in aimless flight
Thus I return to the source.

Gesshu Soko (1696)





All pottery crafted by 'Wakefield Pottery'
Apple River, Nova Scotia.
902-423-4240 (Halifax)



Monday, March 16, 2015

The Hunger












"To what shall I compare
this life of ours?
Even before I can say...
...it is like a lightening flash or a dewdrop...
...it is no more."
Sengai
(1750-1837)




"Keep it in your mind do not forget;
That it is not he, or she, or them, or it
That you belong to."




Friday, March 13, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Daylight Saving






"Carlo Domeniconi possibly is most well known for his 1985 piece Koyunbaba. The name is Turkish and literally translates as "sheep-father" (koyun-baba), or "shepherd." Some sources also translate it as "the spirit of the sheep". It can also refer to many other things, including a 15th-century mystical saint-like figure whose grave is decorated with coloured bits of cloth by Turkish villagers seeking his help with family problems. "Koyunbaba" is also the family name of his descendants, who still reside in the area, and the name of a wild, dry region of Southwest Turkey. According to local legend, the area is seemingly cursed - numerous people who have attempted to rent or purchase the land from the Koyunbaba family have died or fallen ill. Domeniconi has referred to two specific examples: one was a German woman who wanted to keep the area in its natural and unspoiled state, but was soon stricken with cancer. The other was one of three sons of the Koyunbaba family who suddenly sold some of the land, but then hanged himself."     From Wikipedia

Metamorphosis of brilliance to genius, transcendence of chattering mind to pure spirit; from dry fertile deserts of knowledge to most profound wisdom.  Marco Baronchelli playing Carlo Domeniconi's composition 'Koyunbaba' Op. 19.