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“…for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls”. The Silent Worship of Friends

For a number of years, the thought of attending a Quaker meeting crossed my mind from time to time; the little I knew about them had caught my interest. And yet, I hesitated, imagining how uncomfortable I could end up … Continue reading

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When Such As I

… When such as I cast out remorse So great a sweetness flows into the breast We must laugh and we must sing, We are blest by everything, Everything we look upon is blest. … W.B. Yeats (from “A Dialogue … Continue reading

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Where I Find Myself

… I have always wanted all this space/ this open pathless place … and now that I stand in it/ instinct tells me to contain  the openness by  trying to discern the paths which others tread/  attempting to set foot on each … Continue reading

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To Hell With… Something or Other.

I had a lightbulb moment while thinking about art today. And it turns out to be bigger than just art. But let’s start with the art lightbulb: What everyone else says and writes about What Is Art and What Is Good Art and What Makes … Continue reading

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Let us fly to his endless mercy, breathe the freedom of his love

The Greatest Love Asmaa Takieddine The title of the post is a quote from her Artist’s Statement (which you reach if you click on her name).

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Do For Yourself What You Would Do For Others

We all know this the other way around – “treat others as you want to be treated by them”. But what if I need to even the balance the other way around? Do I listen to my thoughts as I would listen to someone … Continue reading

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Muchness

I think one of the reasons why I’m so interested in Alan Cumming is that he represents sides of me that I don’t usually express for the world to see, that only rarely make a more public appearance, and that … Continue reading

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Alan Cumming

I’m such an admirer of this man. I just finished reading his new book, “Not My Father’s Son”, which is a memoir, and an incredibly open and courageous one at that; I’m so glad he wrote it. There are a few … Continue reading

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Alphabet Candy

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Not Knowing

Sometimes it seems as if I’m walking on parallel paths, and that’s why I get so confused, trying to figure out where I am and who I am and where I want to go… Maybe it doesn’t have to be … Continue reading

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