When I first saw this video, my heart spoke to me and said, Imagine: there is so much beauty being expressed in this world that you are currently unaware of.
This summer, The Mad Potter of Martha’s Vineyard, Bill O’Calloghan and his wife Robin Tuck created a story experience at Polly Hill Arboretum. It was enchanting. I visited twice.
I’ve long been a fan of Bill’s, and decided to carry some of his magic further afield, by hiding one of his dragons in a stone wall along a walk near our home. That gave me so much secret joy, that I soon began hiding a few other bits of magic…
Only those who look will ever be able to see…
My husband says that I am very eccentric… to which, I say….well, I shall always be amused.
I am reminded, for some reason, of this wonderful exhibit I once saw in San Diego, called “A Palace for Wenesday.” I hope this brings you delight in the creative imagination; in eccentricity; in the dance we all have with the unseen world.
“Come out of the circle of time,
and into the circle of love.”
I remember when I first learned of the Sufi poet Rumi – a light came on in my life back then. It was over twenty years ago, and we were living in Los Angeles. I used to walk to the Bodhi Tree Bookstore from our apartment- it was the most exciting place in the world to me. I purchased books there, and a cassette of Rumi poems read by Coleman Barks and Robert Bly. They made my heart swoon. His poems seemed to grant a kind of permission to love- to love life and the world- to love the eternal energies at play in the universe. They were a triumphant declaration that it was ok to feel this much love. My husband, Jonah, liked them too. Whenever we had a potluck music jam, we’d end it by playing the cassette for our friends. The way Coleman Barks translates and reads Rumi’s words- he captures so much Love- Big Love, Eternal Love, Infinite Love. Here are a few short videos… enjoy!
WHAT WAS SAID TO THE ROSE…