souls

Some Questions You Might Ask by Mary Oliver Is the soul solid, like iron? Or is it tender and breakable, like the wings of a moth in the beak of the owl? Who has it, and who doesn’t? I keep looking around me. The face […]

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lost & found

About a month ago, I found this picture of a couple in a book I was checking out at the library. The date on the back of it is 1949. The picture reminded me of another photograph I love of my own grandparents, my dad’s […]

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sacred geometry: emma kunz

“Emma Kunz lived from 1892 to 1963 in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. In her lifetime she was recognized as a healer; she herself described herself as a researcher. Now she has acquired an international reputation through her artistic work. Even in her schooldays, Emma […]

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agnes pelton

“Agnes Pelton (1881–1961) was a visionary symbolist who depicted the spiritual reality she experienced in moments of meditative stillness. Art for her was a discipline through which she gave form to her vision of a higher consciousness within the universe. Using an abstract vocabulary of […]

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the white lilies

The last poem in Louise Glück’s The Wild Iris. I found it starred in a copy at the library.   The White Lilies As a man and woman make a garden between them like a bed of stars, here they linger in the summer evening […]

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the dream

II Sogno (The Dream) 1530’s Michelangelo Buonarroti * * * The other night I had a dream that I had a white moth, a blue butterfly, and a pink flower stuck to my back.

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hans haacke: all connected

Images & videos from a visit to “Hans Haacke: All Connected” at the New Museum a few weeks ago. Large Condensation Cube, 1963-67 Clear acrylic distilled water, and climate in area of display “I have partially filled plexiglass containers of a simple stereometric form with […]

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