43/365 No/Thing

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P.S. “At the center of our being is a point of nothingness, which is untouched by sin and by illusion, a point of pure truth, a point, a spark, which belongs entirely to God.”  – Thomas Merton

41/365 Overcome

Elliot’s words go against recent decades worth of the idea of Art and artist in pop culture, social media, online courses et cetera yet, if one gives pause to consider this with open-mind it will ring-true and perhaps even set the artist free.

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40/365 Seer

Today; interesting the unintended notes to future-self one may find in ones earlier book marginalia. The book? Frederick Franck’s classic, The Zen of Seeing/Drawing. The ‘thing’ identified as, from earliest memory is an Artist.

Who is an artist if not one who truly sees their subject, becoming, as Franck would have it, in the moments of making that art becoming one with the subject, observing and recording its essence, serving it/them/etc and not self. World don’t need another self-serving Artist. Truth?

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39/365 Travel

Life is heavy enough. Travel light. Begin now.

Today, to be a mud covered dog running free in a dog-park with friends new friends oblivious to the kinds of things that so concern their humans; lovely.

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