Archive for the ‘Tending Joy’ Category
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.
In love with color, I’ve sewn together limited editons of 8 different journals… Visit here to see them all.
THIS INSPIRING QUOTE WILL FEED ME FOR MY LIFETIME:
“You can’t say to a person, “Your cynicism is destructive.
You have to show them the way of delight, the way of joy, the way of poetry –
and let the chips fall where they may.” Robert Aitken Roshi
Why, so ungrateful, do I want this:
full of winter fantasy, I find this:
and in the studio I play with papers, to make things like this:
I can be here now much better, when it looks like this:
And if you came for tea, we’d drink with cups from this:
Here is a poem about Love; married love; enduring love….
from my book, What Holds Us. (photo credit unknown)
Love That is a Lamp
Give me a story
with a gorgeous
a few green fields
a modest house
and enduring love
heat that could
burn a village
but a love steadfast
aware of its own
love that is
a lamp unto itself
an inner ember
in its knowing
told and retold
from the Book What Holds Us