June 28, 2011

~some of my favorite words...

Do you want to improve the world?

I don't think it can be done.

The world is sacred.

It can't be improved.

If you tamper with it, you'll ruin it.

If you treat it like an object, you'll lose it.

There is a time for being ahead,

a time for being behind;

a time for being in motion,

a time for being at rest;

a time for being vigorous,

a time for being exhausted;

a time for being safe,

a time for being in danger.

The Master sees things as they are,

without trying to control them.

She lets them go their own way,

and resides at the center of the circle.

Tao Te Ching  #29

~new image...happy summer!!!

June 26, 2011

~the way I see it...

"We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden." - Anon

~my new piece..

June 24, 2011

~ in my garden...peony...

Can you coax your mind from its wandering

and keep to the original oneness?

Can you let your body become

supple as a newborn child's?

Can you cleanse your inner vision

until you see nothing but the light?

Can you love people and lead them

without imposing your will?

Can you deal with the most vital matters

by letting events take their course?

Can you step back from you own mind

and thus understand all things?

Giving birth and nourishing,

having without possessing,

acting with no expectations,

leading and not trying to control:

this is the supreme virtue.

Tao Te Ching #10

the peony's are in full bloom...and truly perfect

June 18, 2011

~in the iris garden...

"One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides." - W.E. Johns, creator of 'Biggles', 1893-1968, in 'The Passing Show', 1937

June 13, 2011

what do we really need...?

new image...
"I did not count the days or the weeks or the months. Time is an illusion that only makes us pant. I survived because I forgot even the very notion of time." (p. 192)

from the life of Pi~ Yann Martel

June 8, 2011

~in the garden....

everything has its own place and function. that applies to people, although many don’t seem to realize it, stuck as they are in the wrong job, the wrong marriage, or the wrong house. when you know and respect your inner nature, you know where you belong. you also know where you don’t belong.

the tao of pooh

{in the garden} new piece...

June 7, 2011


the truth about DEVOUR.

 quote from filmmaker jim jarmusch,

that reads:

"nothing is original. steal from anywhere that resonates

with inspiration or fuels your imagination. devour old films,

music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams,

random conversations, architecture, bridges,

street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows.

select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul.

if you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic.

authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent.

and don't bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it

if you feel like it. in any case, always remember

what jean-luc godard said:

'it's not where you take things from –

it's where you take them to.'"

thank you, jim jarmusch.

you spoke directly to my soul and inspired me.

new piece...