Clarity

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart. [The one] who looks outside dreams. [The one] who looks inside awakes.” ~ Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

What are your dreams? What are your awakenings?

Art making

“The process of art-making or prayer becomes a journey of discovery, where we open ourselves to what is being revealed moment by moment, rather than what we hope or expect to see.” ~ Christine Valters Paintner

What is your journey of discovery?

Eye opening

…It is the opening of eyes long closed.
It is the vision of far off things
seen for the silence they hold…. ~ David Whyte

What do you see?

Rocks and grass

Sometimes …”we have to crawl on hands and knees through the furrows of words, examining, brushing away dirt, not unlike a botanist examining growth patterns and evidence of the soil’s mineral content, water content and whether there is deep clay under the cracks in the soil from which the words emerge.” ~ from The Midrash of the Juanitos

What are you finding in the furrows?

Catching fire

As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;
As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s
Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same: … ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins

What did you come for?