this mandala is painted on an old lp, salvaged from the goodwill store and lovingly re-purposed. she speaks to me of second chances, renewal...rebirth. molded and pressed into one service, enjoyed for a season then discarded, she has been sought out for new life. to see her as she was when i found her, scratched and dull, and to see her as she is now, bejeweled and adorned, is like the difference between night and day.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
i love you more than all the fires
that fence in the world,
for the fire makes a circle
of light for everyone
and then no one outside learns of you.
but the darkness pulls in everything -
shapes and fires, animals and myself,
how easily it gathers them!
powers and people -
and it is possible a great presence
is moving near me.
i have faith in nights.
-rainer maria rilke (1875-1926)