Saturday, February 16, 2013

make some beauty

A few years ago, Voyager 1 crossed the termination shock, 8 billion miles away. Voyager, in case it's ever encountered by extra-terrestrials, is carrying photos of life on Earth, greetings in 55 languages and a collection of music from Gregorian chants to Chuck Berry. Including "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground" by '20s bluesman Blind Willie Johnson, whose stepmother blinded him when he was seven by throwing lye in is his eyes after his father had beat her for being with another man. He died, penniless, of pneumonia after sleeping bundled in wet newspapers in the ruins of his house that burned down.   But his music just left the solar system.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Love Birds

(photo of red cheeked cordon bleu by Vivi Moreira, collage art by me.)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

today is the day to mail Valentines!

"Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon." --Rumi

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

To whom do you belong?

"My heart tells me the world does not belong to me, but I belong to it.  I know my place."
--Craig Chalquist

Saturday, February 2, 2013


"It's all the unwordable things one wants to write about, just as it's all the unformable things one wants to paint – essence."  --Emily Carr