Category Archive: quotes

Just – Inspiration from the Song of Songs

This piece of minimalist vocal music from David Lang has quickly become my favorite piece of music. Besides being an amazingly enchanting piece of music, what David Lang is doing with the text… Continue reading

What is Technology is Doing to Us?

The Highest and Most Beautiful Things…

The Cry: A Christmas Poem (kind of)

A very real and raw poem by my good friend Mary Featherstone. You can find more of her poems at Mud At The Wall. We struggle through life Dragging carrier bags Heavy with… Continue reading


If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. – Vincent Van Gogh

Great Quote from Simple Abundance

process vs. product

The other day while reading in The Artist’s Way, I came across this simple phrase, which I’ve been chewing on ever since – “THE PROCESS, NOT THE PRODUCT, WILL BECOME YOUR FOCUS.” Of,… Continue reading

Creativity and the Everyday Brain

Allow me to suggest an interesting National Public Radio interview with Rex Jung, who does research on the interplay between intelligence, creativity and personality in the brain. “How do we prime our… Continue reading

A Cache-Cache* Moment

A very good friend just texted me from Barcelona while visiting Gaudi church:  Sagrada Familia. She says, “Holà, …La Sagrada Familia is so meaningful, so Jesus centered that I can not help the… Continue reading

Waterfall of Creativity

An interesting thing happened the other night. I had been asleep only about an hour when I suddenly woke up. I had left NPR radio streaming on my iphone beside my bed…I naturally… Continue reading


Allow me to suggest a BBC podcast on HAPPINESS: What makes us smile? The radio programme “The Forum” brings together 3 “happiness researchers” from 3 countries: American positive psychologist Todd Kashdan believes that… Continue reading

For Fools and Dreamers

Some inspiring words from Karlie Allaway of the U.K. – via Jonny Baker Yes we are still fools Yes we are still dreamers Who else would keep looking at desolation and in the… Continue reading

Aussie Performance Poet

Last week we hosted Joel & Heidi McKerrow during the “Parisian” part of their more-than-a-year-long tour around the world. Heidi is a contemporary dancer and Joel is a performance poet. I thought I… Continue reading

take a vacation from yourself

How does this idea hit you? yes, please! what the %*&# are you talking about? sounds creepy, no thanks ooooo! tell me more… think I’ll jump to another blog when can I start?… Continue reading

circular thinking

Another interesting exhibition at ParisCONCRET…Raisonnement circulaire (Circular Reasoning). It was a collaborative by several artists, all based on that simple, yet spiritual form, the circle. It was a pleasure to meet Dan Hill… Continue reading

Anger / Resentment / Forgiveness

I would like to share with you a few paragraphs from the book that Sanan and I are reading, The Spirituality of Imperfection…. The memory of things past is indeed a worm that… Continue reading

Emotional Weather

Our friend from London, Kate (not William’s Kate – this Kate is devoted to another Prince) came to visit us over the Easter weekend. During our many profound conversations over croissants in the… Continue reading

That Sacred Space Within

I was re-listening to a podcast of a discussion with John O’Donohue (Irish poet, theologian, mystic) and I felt I had to write down this part of it and share it with you… Continue reading

The Fox and the Tiger

A man walking through the forest saw a fox that had lost its legs, and he wondered how it lived. Then he saw a tiger come up with game in its mouth. The… Continue reading

The Survival of the Kindest

This morning I woke up to a very interesting CBC audio podcast about goodness, compassion, empathy, etc., entitled “The Survival of the Kindest”.   I highly recommend it. Dacher Keltner poses questions such… Continue reading

Me, you AND….

Occasionally I read through something in the Bible and I say to myself things like, “Has this always been here?” “Why haven’t I seen this before?” “How could I not have I never… Continue reading

Practicing Imagination

I enjoy modern art…but I’m not an expert….I just like to see it…to hear it… to experience it. I’m not sure why…I think I’m on a journey to figure that out. There is… Continue reading

Seeing IS Believing

I read this morning an sobering quote that I think many of my Christian friends need to read. It is from Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire (by Canadians Brian Walsh and Sylvia Keesmaat)… Continue reading

The Cloud of Unknowing

I’m re-reading the classic The Cloud of Unknowing. I’d like to present some of the stuff I’m finding… PHRASES I LIKE “…He kindled your desire with the greatest grace and attached to it… Continue reading