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Canyon of Doubts

Creativity requires introspection, self-examination, and a willingness to take risks. Because of this, artists are perhaps more susceptible to self-doubt and despair than those who do not court the creative muses. 510 more words

Recent Paintings

Early Spring

Early Spring
by Rainer Maria Rilke

Harshness vanished. A sudden softness
has replaced the meadows’ wintry grey.
Little rivulets of water changed
their singing accents. Tendernesses, 23 more words


RIP, Xanthia

Xanthia introduced me to the idea of living in state and national parks. (Bruce and I gave up our homes and do just that). I owe a great did debt to her. 301 more words

Tent Life

winter colours - at Great Dixter

Wandering around the garden in February – sort of warmish, still air and birdsong all around  – the structure, that old overused term, is centre stage in the Peacock Garden where fluted stands of grasses alongside sculptural yet wayward form of dipsacus talk to each other within the framework of clipped yew. 313 more words


Cologne Zoo Revisited

It’s been a long time, since I’ve been in the zoo. I went there lately when I had a day rest. The feeling in advance of the visit was quite similar to the feeling I get when I see a circus tent from a distance: a shady melancholy arises, as I am thinking about desperately endeavored clowns or once wild animals, which are deprived of their freedom, caged in a small space und restlessly dodging in that space. 775 more words


some thoughts on love . . .

This morning was bustling before school as there was Valentine-checking, pulling items for classroom parties, and packing up Valentine holder boxes, somehow managing to squeeze in breakfast . 286 more words


Rainer Maria Rilke

“We say release, and radiance, and roses,”

We say release, and radiance, and roses,
and echo upon everything that’s known;
and yet, behind the world our names enclose is… 97 more words