maybe the only thing each of us can see is our own shadow . . .

“Maybe the only thing each of us can see is our own shadow.

Carl Jung called this his shadow work. He said we never see others. Instead we see only aspects of ourselves that fall over them. Shadows. Projections. Our associations.

The same way old painters would sit in a tiny dark room and trace the image of what stood outside a tiny window, in the bright sunlight.

The camera obscura.

Not the exact image, but everything reversed or upside down.” 

~Chuck Palahniuk

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I am trying to live, as you said we must, the examined life . . . .

“Emerson, I am trying to live, as you said we must, the examined life. But there are days I wish there was less in my head to examine, not to speak of the busy heart.” 

~Mary Oliver

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jealousy is a disease . . .

“Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy – in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.”

~Robert HeinleinIMG_0655

wild geese . . .

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

 

~Mary Oliver

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infinite gratitude . . .

Infinite gratitude to all who participated in yesterday’s Creating Your Vision Workshop at Second Stage Studio provided by the gracious Joanne Vecchio! Special thanks Virginia Fitzgerald who created her sculpture “torqued and tethered . . .” and Katie Moorhead, whose thought-provoking movements beautifully transcended the day!

Mark your calendars now for a very special workshop to be held at the Attleboro Arts Museum on April 16!Creating Your Vision 2nd stage studioCreating Your Vision 2nd stage studio2