Art is the Soul’s Inner Pictures

Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul. – Edvard Munch Imagine a scene: A clan of Ice Age people huddle together in a cave shelter. The dim sun drops below the horizon. Bitter winds howl through the valley below. The light of …

Poem: Soul Outpost-Cantos 5,6

Canto V: Peering over the Edge Tantalized lifeblood flows from the Great Mystery Shift along the shadow border Between the known and the unknown The heart trills like a soaring songbird A succession of defining moments arrive Reality tears away the fancy Consideration gives way to acceptance There is a surrendering to the Real Rudely …

Ecologue

It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become. – Dr. Seuss, The Lorax This morning I added a new word to my personal description – ecologue. Eco – meaning ecology, which is derived from the Greek oikos – extended family. Logue – one who is immersed in or driven by. Some …

Visualizing the Future

Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic. – Carl Sagan Happy Weekend. I want to share some of NASA cool data visualizations with you. The …

Your Personal Renaissance

An artist must have his measuring tools not in the hand, but in the eye. – Michelangelo According to the dictionary, a freehand drawing is “done by hand without the use of instruments, measurements, etc”. You use your hand and observational skills. All children know how to do this, and some remember how after they …

Love Defeats Hate

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference. – Elie Wiesel I have been upset and heartsick these days. Two days ago a psychotic beast walked …

Spontaneous Fluctuation

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch We all know our brain has two hemispheres. And the right side is creative and emotional, and the left side is rational and fact-based. Binaural beats are an auditory illusion created when two different tones, with less than …

Dante’s Fire Escape: the passing of a great poet/publisher/artist/man

Poetry is a flower of an instant in eternity… Poetry can be heard at manhole covers, echoing up Dante’s fire escape. Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti passed away this week at the age of 101 years old. Ferlinghetti was a poet, publisher, painter, and co-founder of the very famous City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. He …

Set Your Imagination Free

Stay firmly in your path and dare. Be wild two hours a day! – Paul Gauguin Human beings have been around for hundreds of thousands of years. Even the most ancient cultures can only be traced back a few thousand years, less than one percent of human existence. The impacts of the Industrial Revolution have …

Matters of Perspective

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. – W.B. Yeats Where you stand and how you see changes your perspective. Your perception of your life, essentially, is your life. Do you remember the first time you heard your recorded voice? Did you think who is that, is …