Friday, October 20, 2017

ROFLMAO

that first time your child comes to
you for parenting advice about their
teenager after vowing never to be
like you when they grow up....


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Paulus Berensohn



do you journal
i am forever beginning them
but lack the "stick to it ness"
to journal daily

i would love to have taken
a class at penland with paulus
i am just in awe of this man
his outlook on life is something
i aspire to

i have the dvd of his life
one of my treasures
in it he is asked what will
be done with all his journals 
after his passing and he said he
wanted them to be hung up in a
tree and allowed to return to the earth

this past june he left this world
in my mind's eye i can see his
many journals decorating the
tree of honor

when paulus's health begin to decline
he chose to be interred in at carolina
memorial sanctuary...an eco friendly
natural burial cemetery
he preordered a cardboard coffin which
he and his friends painted and collaged

this is a photo of his interment

such a special man.....


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Brief Lives

"goodbye...brief lives
ablaze with tenderness
today the glory of the leaves
is enough...for i am learning anew
to release all i cannot hold
these moments of luminous grace
saying here and here is beauty
here grief:
this is the way to come home"


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A Thing Made of Holes

"there is a time in life when you expect the world to be
always full of new things. and then comes a day when 
you realize that is not how it will be at all. you see that
life will become a thing made of holes...absences...losses
things that were there and no longer. and you realize
too..that you have to grow around and between the gaps."

trying.....



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Truth #9

my being whole is
questionable
 not so my
lack
of 
perfection

i can
live
with that




Monday, October 9, 2017

Express Gratitude

continuous practice
day after day
is the 
most
appropriate way of expressing
gratitude
this means that you
practice continuously
without wasting a single day
of your
life
without using it for your
own sake
why is it so
your life is a 
fortunate outcome
of the continuous practice of the
past
you should 
express
your gratitude
immediately


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

I Done Old..I Done Tire..But I Ain't No Ways Done





planning a trip to columbia museum of art
to see the
 henri matisse 
exhibit
stumbled across the art of
on their site

i done old
i done tire
but i ain't no ways done

oh...tyrone
i'm right 
there
with ya


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Walking in Their Shoes


 i rode up to the southern arts society gallery in
kings mountain nc this morning to 
see my friend lucy warlick's exhibit



these are just a few of her paintings


they are all based on photos taken during the
great depression by photographers like john vachon..
arthur rothstein.. ben shahn...and russell lee


i lost myself in the stories for most of 
the morning


her goal for this series was to "entice people
to exercise their empathy muscles by putting 
themselves in the shoes of the subjects of
her paintings"


well done...my friend

Monday, September 25, 2017

What If......







what if......

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Journey



first stage:
denial

hope is the denial of reality

second stage:
anger

the intoxication of anger
shows us to others
but hides us from ourselves

third stage:
bargaining

one must always hope when 
one is desperate
and doubt when one hopes

fourth stage:
depression

depression is something that
makes you lose your sight

fifth stage:
acceptance

life is hard
then you die
then they throw dirt in your face
then the worms eat you
be grateful it happens in that order

Friday, September 22, 2017

An Artist's Eye


 texture


pattern
 

color
 

elicit such
strong
emotions
 

whisper
to me
 

powerful
 

synesthesia
spiritual

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Forgive Me

 making
peace
with my
pieces




Saturday, September 16, 2017

All A Heart Needs




i'm still
 breathing

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Be Kind To Yourself


wise words....



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

It Will All Work Out


"if this phrase scares you 
or you laugh it off... that's fine
but it's fairly
 undeniable
 to some extent
 it doesn't matter if you break up with the person you thought you
 loved
 or lost someone close
maybe you failed at something you tried your best at
or lost your job
maybe you 
forgot 
who you are and became someone you 
didn't like
there's a million scenarios in which you can feel like things
 aren't going well
in your favor... or ever going to turn up
they will work out 
through all the shit you ever face
 everything does have a way of 
resolving
there's always a new way
 to end something than how you've imagined
 and what may seem like
 the end of the world
is really just the passing of a moment
 life is
 fleeting
and with it all things included within
 keep your 
chin up
 as much as you can
 push on as well as you can
we are meant to
 persist
 to keep going
to lose and to gain
 it will all work out
 venture onward"

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Cup of Joy




image by sarah jerath
 
 
we need to be 
angels 
for each other 
to give each other
 strength
 and 
 consolation 
because only when we fully realize
 that the cup of life is not only a
 cup of sorrow
 but also a
  cup of joy
 will we be able to drink it.”



Friday, September 8, 2017

Still







"how lightly we learn to hold
hope
as if it were an animal that could
turn around and
bite
your hand
and still we
carry
it the way a mother would
carefully
from one day to the next"

i don't want to
but... i do
still

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Truth #8






Monday, September 4, 2017

Yard Art Day 2017





it's 
check out
#yardartday
#yardartday2017
on 
instagram
to see everyone's
art


Friday, September 1, 2017

Shinrin Yoku




happy camper
happy
camper
started back
hiking
this week
my 
are the only things
i have been able to wear
since breaking my toes
until recently
these boots are like being
barefoot
flat..flexible..wide
hiking 2.5 miles
daily
now after my morning
meditation
shinrin yoku
forest therapy
food for my
soul
 


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

MALF


i try 
NOT
to hate things
but
fire ants
i get bitten at least
once a day
granted i'm most often
barefoot
still
they're just 
mean ass
little f*ckers


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

'Bout Ready




got my
owl
carved and added to
the post today



cut my
 other 
owl from the 
tree
and mounted it on a stump


all that
needs
doing now is
installing my
kindness matters
sculpture and i'll be
ready for 
yard art day
this labor day
september 4th




Sunday, August 27, 2017

That Smirk


meditation
a daily practice for me
try to do my mid day meditation
outside
accompanied today by
red dragon fly
cardinals
mockingbirds
finches
 lizard
 
always surprised
what
arises before 
letting it go
 
today found me thinking of my recent visit to the dvm to renew my drivers license...in my state this
is every ten years until you reach sixty five years of age. it will be my last time before dropping back
to every five years. the time before there were feet diagrams on the floor showing where to stand
for your picture...this time none. being tall...i chose to stand against the wall but was told to step closer. she took my photo and instructed me to lower my head to try again. next photo i was again instructed to lower my head at which point i started laughing...(was i supposed to look at my feet? i've always been a scavenger...searching for gifts as i walk. my mother was always after me to stand up straight... something i try to do as an adult when out in public ... although i still walk watching the ground when alone). the woman refused to taking my picture with me laughing...guess that wasn't the face they thought they would see at a traffic stop. so it ended up the deer in the headlights look with a smirk on my face....something to proudly show for the next ten years. at least it will probably put a smile on this old face when asked to identify myself.

 




Friday, August 25, 2017

Sculpture Garden

 cut these
bird
shapes from a cedar log
only wanted the 
suggestion
of birds
 
 
painted them black
mounted to a pole on
copper
pipe





this piece will be
carved
 an
owl
then added to the
top of the pole



moved
the keeper of my heart
down nearer the road
decided to
begin
filling this field with
angels
birds
spirits
made from
wood
concrete
found
materials

that's the
plan

we'll see




Monday, August 21, 2017

64

preparing for the
eclipse

64 
drumbeats
each
east
south
west
north

called in the
ancestors

64 walks around the
fire

prayers
added to prayer tree
while
feminine (moon)
and 
masculine (sun)
joined

64 drumbeats
64 walks around the fire
powerful eclipse
energy
on the
cusp of my own 64th
revolution
around the
sun

64

 my head bowed in
gratitude







Monday, August 14, 2017

Listening


original art by pamela zagarenski
be
patient
toward all that is 
unsolved
in your 
heart
and try to love the
questions
themselves
do not seek the
answers
which cannot be given you
because you would not be able to
live
them and the point is to live
everything
live the
questions
perhaps you will then gradually
without noticing it
live along some distant day into
the answers

stillness
and
listening
in 
time
i will hear the
answers

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Risk





if you can
risk
getting
lost
somewhere along the way
you might stumble upon
openings
that link you to
your
depths


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Flow


we cannot write in
water
we cannot
carve
in water
it is water's
nature
to
flow
that is how we should treat
life
emotion
negative
or 
positive
do not
deny
it...let it flow
 through
 and then
away


Friday, August 11, 2017

Remembering


spent the morning 
watching
light change
sun playing hide & seek
with clouds
birds singing their
truths
their
secrets
i lifted my 
voice
in song
my truths
my secrets
"once upon a time...when women were birds...there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. the birds still remember what we have forgotten... that the world is meant to be celebrated."
remembering


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Listen





to listen to the 
drum
you must be
present
the
silence
between the beats
is where you hold hands
with
the invisible
and listen to the 
heartbeat
of the 
universe
learn to listen
listen to learn
listen
to the 
great silence
within
this is where all 
good
comes forth
 
at night i lay my
head
on my pillow 
and 
hear
my
blood
flow
through my veins
listen 
to my
heartbeat
a drum
my
drum



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

My Commitment



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Mapped In My Blood


i lost my
path
over this last year
forgot there was a
map
in my
blood
 it's been there all along
i just didn't 
remember
that i
knew
it
thank you
winged ones
for guiding my
remembrance