Sunday, October 15, 2006

reflecting this afternoon...

... on the metaphysics of writing ...

embracing the wind horse
a collaboration with nathanael archer
scanned and altered image
october 7, 2006

letters are flying... from france to ohio, from nathanael archer to conceptvessel, comes this graceful drala, a blessing...

nathanael includes this translation in his letter to me:

in order to join heaven and earth
may the ultimate, unchanging warrior
always protect you.

may you have a long life,
freedom from sickness
and glory.

may your primordial
confidence always flourish.

may the virtuous mark
of excellent wind horse
always be uplifted.

i embrace this beautiful correspondence. i embrace this auspicious wind horse.

resources for the journey

nathanael archer, letter to conceptvessel on flickr
nathanael archer, outils-tools/objets-objects image set on flickr
letter's lives group on flickr
todd shimoda and l.j.c. shimoda, the fourth treasure (a novel)
paperblanks journals

and remembering tea and friends

metaphysical cup/book of objects,
a luminous image by magic fly paula
"the tea history of são miguel" (the azores), from chá gorreana

love and best wishes, jeanne

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

reflecting this afternoon...

... on the alchemy of the senses and the heart ...

the soul of objects (serving tea)
scanned, assembled and altered image
october 2, 2006
(images are portals)

a golden tray for serving tea... a small pleasure... through an alchemy of the senses and the heart, these objects with which we live become imbued with meaning... and become the material of our reveries and dreams...

my deep thanks to magic fly paula for her book of objects and to shiki for his beautiful image soie de chine which inspired these thoughts...

resources for the journey

gaston bachelard, the poetics of space
paula catão, book of objects, on flickr
okakura kakuzo, the book of tea
junichiro tanizaki, in praise of shadows
loreena mckennitt, book of secrets (cd)

(and more, to come...)

and remembering tea and friends...

organic black chai from yogi tea

love and best wishes,