Friday, September 18, 2009

Thank you Misty Mawn

what the artist taught me seeps into all your crevices
like a low, soft river
or crashed through your blood
like whitewater.

art is alive,
it grabs you at night, keeps you
working until dawn,
in the morning keeps you
looking, looking
seeing with your whole body,
keeps you open like flowers,
bursting like seed pods,
keeps you speaking aloud
the truth you did not know
you knew

Monday, September 14, 2009

Even the dark won't stop you....

Even the Dark Won’t Stop You
September 14, 2009

how to climb a mountain
by the magical Maya Stein

Make no mistake. This will be an exercise in staying vertical.
Yes, there will be a view, later, a wide swath of open sky,
but in the meantime: tree and stone. If you’re lucky, a hawk will
coast overhead, scanning the forest floor. If you’re lucky,
a set of wildflowers will keep you cheerful. Mostly, though,
a steady sweat, your heart fluttering indelicately, a solid ache
perforating your calves. This is called work, what you will come to know,
eventually and simply, as movement, as all the evidence you need to make
your way. Forget where you were. That story is no longer true.
Level your gaze to the trail you’re on, and even the dark won’t stop you.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

New Path....New Life...New Adventures....

there is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.

- tennessee williams