The Family Finances

And yet there is a belief that one must “protect the family finances.”

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Internal thoughts have a way of surfacing, lingering, and then diving to the nadar of my existence, only to break through my encephalon, carrying crayons. I must have a window to spend time staring out of. It creates a division of mental gymnastics, pulling thread through my thoughts and gluing glitter across the nature on the other side of the pain.  Continue reading “The Family Finances”

The Fearless Fish

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Every year on our island, we have a festival celebrating shrimp. Our town, Fernandina Beach, Florida, is the birthplace of the industry, in the United States.
I remember the first shrimp boat race that I went to. It’s many years in the past, but I  vividly recall the sun on the water, and the people on the dock. We were spectators to a highly, unusual event. Shrimp boats, decorated with colorful flags were “racing” towards us, on the intercostal waterway.
Every one always cheered for the Dixie Queen. It was the pride of the local fleet. Continue reading “The Fearless Fish”

Cosmic Infinity

k4Although largely forgotten after departing the New York art scene in the early 1970s, Kusama is now acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan, and an important voice of the avant-garde.

Her current show is Infinity Mirrors and it is breathtaking.

On CBS this morning, after a brief discussion, about the artist and her life, the hosts asked the spokesperson for Yayoi, “is she happy.”

My jaw dropped. I am perpetually surprised at the weird world that I live in.

The Creation Story

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEverybody has one.

I was going through old journals this morning. Hand written. Obviously, back from the days when I use to draw. A long time ago.

Life has changed. People have changed.

Bocas del Toro is no longer the hidden spot that it once was.

I have been re-born 4908 times, since the day I did the skeletal drawing.

Each day a new beginning.

Each day a new creation.

 

Freedom of Speech

Today is Veteran’s Day. And my heart goes out to all who have lost a loved one to war, and a sincere, feeling of gratitude, to all who have returned home.

Earlier I was watching a movie, about war. It had one split second scene, of a soldier’s blood. Two seconds, at the most, and I felt the impact of what that image conveyed. A U.S. soldier’s blood was spilt on foreign soil.

Art and images are powerful and open to interpretation, as are words. Continue reading “Freedom of Speech”