Life is short and love
is awaiting before
our eyes, an unlit
match full of potential
spark ready to shine
a light in the dark
dampness where fear
molders, carving its own
terrible beauty into
the walls of our heart,
yet fear only adds
volume to love’s song,
opposites can ignite
an endless flame.
Omer Day 15:
Chesed Shebe Tiferet
Lovingkindness within Harmony, Beauty, and Balance
But here she is, Dona Sebastiana, in her cart. And although frightening, reminding us of the authentic if less modern world that underlies ours, where life and death are part of a whole.
by Roberto Barela.
Albuquerque based Marietta Leis is one of my favorite contemporary artists. Her paintings are often color fields, expressing light and place. But sometimes mixed in with these are representational pieces, adding a kind of narrative.
She says: “Solo” one of the works in my upcoming “Engrained:an ode to Trees”exhibit. Yes our trees are the new gold!
Maternal Mitochondria team is doing a permanent art and poetry geocache path at Santa Fe skies RV Park on route 14. Last summer we did a temporary installation. It was a hit with RVers, and owners, as well as geocachers. And we learned things too about the monsoon rain impact, as well as how folks may move things around!
So by autumn we plan to have nine permanent containers up along the walking path. The art and text can change seasonally, or even be inactive as needed.
Starting with scrap metal
the ever handy Tim Brown is fashioning little houses:
I see the influence of our Japanese trip here. We saw so many roadside shrines, so many temples, and discussed Shinto spirits in detail. No wonder these spirit dwellings have migrated back with us to the New Mexico landscape, which also lends itself to altars and resting places for the divine.
My sister sent me the bulbs last winter.This is the slowest amaryllis to bloom ever!
It has actually left me kind of speechless.
Luckily, this haiku showed up from the talented Hannah Mahoney:
meant for each other this light and the daylily
-Hannah Mahoney http://tinywords.com/2018/04/13/27039/