Yesterday I mentioned that I’d been in Novato and gone to an aviation history museum. While there I also went to an art gallery/ museum.
I love this optical illusion that I saw hanging in one of the homes where I was petsitting. What do you see?
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I mentioned the other day that I’d gone to a winery on Treasure Island during my fire truck tour and while there I saw the dancing woman statue.
It’s a 40′ tall statue that was previously at Burning Man and now has a home on Treasure Island.
It’s called Bliss Dance and was created by artist Marco Cochrane, an Italian-born artist now living on Treasure Island.
”The sculpture is lit by 1,000 LED lights controlled by a customized iPad application” – source
I am currently working on a creative project for school that is going to track my own personal human development through the books that were most important to me at different stages in my life. I have always been a voracious reader and books have both reflected my interests at any given time and also enhanced and influenced my interests. They have been a key part of my personal development.
The earliest books that I really remember reading are the Nancy Drew books. I read the entire series with my mom when I was a child. I could easily have read them on my own but it was something that we shared together. I remember sometimes going shopping for the books with her, instilling an early love of bookstores. I remember sitting in my bed while she read them to me.
There were books I loved before that, though, even though I was too little to remember them. When I asked my mom what Continue reading
Drew Dellinger is a graduate of the school that I go to now, although he was in a different program that the one that I’m in. Earlier this semester I attended a talk and poetry reading that he gave there. I was impressed by the way he pulled together different theories in social justice and ecological issues. I was impressed by the number of scholars he was able to quote and reference. But mostly I really enjoyed the rhythmic beauty of his poetry and spoken word work.
A Sample of His Speaking
This isn’t the talk that I attended; it’s a 2011 talk called A Cosmology of Connection: Poetry, Justice and Nonduality … but it’s similar in content to some of the things that he talked about this year.
Love Letter to The Milky Way
This was the poetry book that Drew published and from which he was doing much of the reading at the performance I attended. The work is beautiful.
Spoken Word Example
Here’s a video of Drew sharing his Planetize The Movement:
This is an excerpt from The Museum of the Lord of Shame, a chapbook by Gary Rosenthal, which he describes in part on his website:
“Not everything in the soul is sweetness and light. This poem evokes that part of the soul that often presents the first major initiation in inner work.”