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  1. <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?><?xml-stylesheet href="http://www.blogger.com/styles/atom.css" type="text/css"?><feed xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom' xmlns:openSearch='http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearchrss/1.0/' xmlns:blogger='http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008' xmlns:georss='http://www.georss.org/georss' xmlns:gd="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005" xmlns:thr='http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0'><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8304139337408955430</id><updated>2024-05-21T09:25:14.254-04:00</updated><title type='text'>True Nature - a visual blog by Barbara Bash</title><subtitle type='html'>Slow Blogging: Barbara Bash&#39;s visual blog</subtitle><link rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#feed' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/'/><link rel='hub' href='http://pubsubhubbub.appspot.com/'/><link rel='next' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default?start-index=26&amp;max-results=25'/><author><name>Barbara Bash</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/13095080887860627676</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='//3.bp.blogspot.com/_iT9yc-cj6y0/TCM_Rr8L6II/AAAAAAAAAEY/LN0_Bdp573w/S220-s113/bb+in+studio+cropped.jpg'/></author><generator version='7.00' uri='http://www.blogger.com'>Blogger</generator><openSearch:totalResults>85</openSearch:totalResults><openSearch:startIndex>1</openSearch:startIndex><openSearch:itemsPerPage>25</openSearch:itemsPerPage><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8304139337408955430.post-9165293495382191449</id><published>2024-04-12T13:36:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2024-04-12T13:36:23.105-04:00</updated><title type='text'>Haiku View </title><content type='html'>&lt;p&gt;I have been writing haiku for the past year, often just upon waking, looking out at the same view. Yet each day the sky changes, the tree moves through the seasons, and I am different. It has become a way to find myself in the world. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I have been working with the 5 - 7 - 5 syllable form. Being held by this constraint feels right. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Gradually, as the haiku have collected in my journals, I began to see brushstrokes joining them . Here is a small collection of what is emerging.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh4haL3i5IrDa0nY4Vi5EqoVJm0Tz3C5dbrPdm59Liz-hxY0d0h6zRWYscnzuCIYOwprZLqwNMqTzEptwd5n7kNHABG7k4wx9NNmYbCJr4pYSVoNxKXRSUjUDLnSNmgcufl7lO9iql48QPBzszBJIOhQaxEaXWGA-Dp0M70scfb5AcP_NtV8XMnxbqTXHGc/s1699/haiku%20%20view%20%231.jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1231&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1699&quot; height=&quot;464&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh4haL3i5IrDa0nY4Vi5EqoVJm0Tz3C5dbrPdm59Liz-hxY0d0h6zRWYscnzuCIYOwprZLqwNMqTzEptwd5n7kNHABG7k4wx9NNmYbCJr4pYSVoNxKXRSUjUDLnSNmgcufl7lO9iql48QPBzszBJIOhQaxEaXWGA-Dp0M70scfb5AcP_NtV8XMnxbqTXHGc/w640-h464/haiku%20%20view%20%231.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; 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led by &lt;a href=&quot;https://thomashuebl.com/&quot;&gt;Thomas Hubl&lt;/a&gt;.
  2. During his monthly teachings I found myself creating images to
  3. represent the concepts being offered, something inside taking visual
  4. form - a graphic harvest.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I share them here with some context . . .&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Thomas
  5. spoke about new questions emerging and the sense of freedom in this
  6. process that ripples back and grounds and begins again. This brushstroke
  7. came forth - &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiEeScCMFuaLmFvFxeS9xQVNuN_RhVNgVVLoOSKlDUULfkaL6o3iC9rtZyn0w2okc1ZXM3YUTAhVKleTE_mvTMOOdalQEDrdGQNCgd8AC1QIWldZp_dwlvNAHLGzKB6e3rBsM6NQnD0vVWbOTC5kuRFd7xoWBFEuzTuTuTlFpvskySaWVJGLYpeTXtxt2zs/s1543/Thomas%20Hubl%20%231.jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1013&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1543&quot; height=&quot;420&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiEeScCMFuaLmFvFxeS9xQVNuN_RhVNgVVLoOSKlDUULfkaL6o3iC9rtZyn0w2okc1ZXM3YUTAhVKleTE_mvTMOOdalQEDrdGQNCgd8AC1QIWldZp_dwlvNAHLGzKB6e3rBsM6NQnD0vVWbOTC5kuRFd7xoWBFEuzTuTuTlFpvskySaWVJGLYpeTXtxt2zs/w640-h420/Thomas%20Hubl%20%231.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;He described the nervous system like a lightning rod - gathering light and energy -and grounded by who has come before . . .&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiKmHA4nkwbFAOOC31b4PR_MuFIZ4M6k-xUavIp3anSRwYPH4JEL5a_i4VSQjdY_07t06SIt53pa1TrMZtFpH3-0CGxaW8JFNONti8pyELfPzxOdBmtrCNMPoP3d_bZExQa5VwrcngVXq5o5qhUdLQlteVlcLngyb9G-lx8tTpkyYHAm2i4vlCSPIckB_kI/s1603/Thomas%20Hubl%20%232.jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1603&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1272&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiKmHA4nkwbFAOOC31b4PR_MuFIZ4M6k-xUavIp3anSRwYPH4JEL5a_i4VSQjdY_07t06SIt53pa1TrMZtFpH3-0CGxaW8JFNONti8pyELfPzxOdBmtrCNMPoP3d_bZExQa5VwrcngVXq5o5qhUdLQlteVlcLngyb9G-lx8tTpkyYHAm2i4vlCSPIckB_kI/w508-h640/Thomas%20Hubl%20%232.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;508&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;There can be a perception that some people are less conscious and cannot take in these teachings. He spoke about this as &lt;i&gt;transcendence without inclusion &lt;/i&gt;and offered a larger view, a way to create a bigger circle. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiEm8n5gvHIMRoVFrxS_4A0QhvjferAjiROwhd3xuMeaym3IErDYpkJ0ALMlK0apNcM0rRYd-DiEoqFIGmqjAT0Z-BYH8b2cWNtI97w-Mcyblei_wjW5lCn80v5ddGdA2TKDwcVsxElqionQi75fHg6qmfTwTBdfByVEYhWXp4NxAm520wy-zhhGSNu8Qed/s1632/Thomas%20Hubl%20%233%20new.jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1632&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1228&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiEm8n5gvHIMRoVFrxS_4A0QhvjferAjiROwhd3xuMeaym3IErDYpkJ0ALMlK0apNcM0rRYd-DiEoqFIGmqjAT0Z-BYH8b2cWNtI97w-Mcyblei_wjW5lCn80v5ddGdA2TKDwcVsxElqionQi75fHg6qmfTwTBdfByVEYhWXp4NxAm520wy-zhhGSNu8Qed/w482-h640/Thomas%20Hubl%20%233%20new.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;482&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Thomas
  8. was describing a big stream of unbroken light that leads up to each one
  9. of us. I began to draw this river of beings. Then he was speaking about
  10. transgressions and the entanglement that creates for both and the
  11. freedom of restoration - within a relationship and inside each of us.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj1gU_dkSmOk78ukgiuz7eM4vqh7R2aAYJ2mhQlLcuyxb5S-isE-5IQK7busaAh4Skm3PqkjjNRGwyhdTeLWJ8Kx7ym-oIXmFi-KVb_GvQqpUk5CyOlbAo-2YLGyXFwaaMGyGjMbW-FsaILIzThjqlmtIEUswzk1-4E8hkCD9X_b9Ig_7zV_KPcGIMTtTxX/s2570/%20Thomas%20Hubl%20%234%20%20copy.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2570&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1557&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj1gU_dkSmOk78ukgiuz7eM4vqh7R2aAYJ2mhQlLcuyxb5S-isE-5IQK7busaAh4Skm3PqkjjNRGwyhdTeLWJ8Kx7ym-oIXmFi-KVb_GvQqpUk5CyOlbAo-2YLGyXFwaaMGyGjMbW-FsaILIzThjqlmtIEUswzk1-4E8hkCD9X_b9Ig_7zV_KPcGIMTtTxX/w388-h640/%20Thomas%20Hubl%20%234%20%20copy.jpg&quot; width=&quot;388&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;At the end of a conversation between &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&amp;amp;q=bayo+akomolafe&quot;&gt;Bayo Akomolafe&lt;/a&gt; and Thomas, Bayo offered this image - a call - to step away from safety and move.&amp;nbsp; He called it the &lt;i&gt;spirituality of the cracks.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgYDEim9bwEUFfFHb7eLbXB4yICHofs0BkC99QCt5BjPkUWB5D0IJVe3CXbtyurk7XEgmMDN1ud8Wutr6Sug5dtAfPlTS3DoNardFwFpSxRjxUFpr72mGeqtfC9RQ1kO21rtjsjaMo7RkU6bpqcGY0zG6YZEr6_OkK6cNhhyl0edzXP_EEmu0RwnMTikOxD/s1608/time%20to%20travel.jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1608&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1212&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgYDEim9bwEUFfFHb7eLbXB4yICHofs0BkC99QCt5BjPkUWB5D0IJVe3CXbtyurk7XEgmMDN1ud8Wutr6Sug5dtAfPlTS3DoNardFwFpSxRjxUFpr72mGeqtfC9RQ1kO21rtjsjaMo7RkU6bpqcGY0zG6YZEr6_OkK6cNhhyl0edzXP_EEmu0RwnMTikOxD/w482-h640/time%20to%20travel.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;482&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Thomas
  12. described the fragmentation of trauma. He said that through this inner
  13. work the pieces of text can come back into alignment and begin to make
  14. sense. This is what I saw . . .&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgl0KTEr6oiwIBqZXuK_bTeBD6EjGic3Xf0PjFJcjU6KIS_1cpir1O0KLLS1-rXM7G6iDUHiIQv3AOEMqSnnX1bh3f11P63yZys-NQ7OFNO8zWxaTAKpHveDiBP83zkYEzNviJlekmodLMJZWggQ3fhgryU3WEZoRbAqQH_sUSc7ZbNpoHpS4aR6_30TXHi/s1660/fragments%20gather%20new.jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1660&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1234&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgl0KTEr6oiwIBqZXuK_bTeBD6EjGic3Xf0PjFJcjU6KIS_1cpir1O0KLLS1-rXM7G6iDUHiIQv3AOEMqSnnX1bh3f11P63yZys-NQ7OFNO8zWxaTAKpHveDiBP83zkYEzNviJlekmodLMJZWggQ3fhgryU3WEZoRbAqQH_sUSc7ZbNpoHpS4aR6_30TXHi/w476-h640/fragments%20gather%20new.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;476&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;In a live process session with a participant these images were offered and some simple settled shapes appeared on my page -&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiupVVgv2AZ8cJ6Rx3q2xBsfryYS21EJJeUb4MLv1YjsKV5q_QxZRK7psCYRWJGe2amT2lQl0Zop5KgL8NFiq1SKC6BatCePxlwGC_cTZOhPOQ6c9MDvU2VlE0YQMIChJ92J_lOPt5J17EG0RBA942U8tf5H_OndW8aHPTeEo3vJ1FkCGlMt2bTJ_YM6zaO/s1392/A%20place%20to%20meet.jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1392&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1086&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiupVVgv2AZ8cJ6Rx3q2xBsfryYS21EJJeUb4MLv1YjsKV5q_QxZRK7psCYRWJGe2amT2lQl0Zop5KgL8NFiq1SKC6BatCePxlwGC_cTZOhPOQ6c9MDvU2VlE0YQMIChJ92J_lOPt5J17EG0RBA942U8tf5H_OndW8aHPTeEo3vJ1FkCGlMt2bTJ_YM6zaO/w500-h640/A%20place%20to%20meet.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;500&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;A
  15. question was asked about how to join divine and grounded energies
  16. within ourselves.&amp;nbsp; As I drew this tree and painted the light within I
  17. felt my depleted state becoming restored and energized again.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEga4KS-i-ZBcoYrrlbJLs7g1pyZKgq5zwLksHZrh4ttkVf2Vyo4PfxYAx2CSiwnfNxe3K94_OI8r5oWgVJsc2pimGoTV0GVqj3gDnkqj7pP8tFQrYsmW35wGL7ybeh8aYQByqhdTpbMseOxiChDWOKfCHZ4uO6R0BCL5GNXwUc8mNsNxUbCgydsT7C6FY-K/s1314/Joined%20within.jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1314&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1078&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEga4KS-i-ZBcoYrrlbJLs7g1pyZKgq5zwLksHZrh4ttkVf2Vyo4PfxYAx2CSiwnfNxe3K94_OI8r5oWgVJsc2pimGoTV0GVqj3gDnkqj7pP8tFQrYsmW35wGL7ybeh8aYQByqhdTpbMseOxiChDWOKfCHZ4uO6R0BCL5GNXwUc8mNsNxUbCgydsT7C6FY-K/w526-h640/Joined%20within.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;526&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Pat
  18. McCabe, Woman Stands Shining, a Diné (Navaho) elder offered teachings
  19. on the support that we can draw on from the elements. She held up a
  20. glass of water . . .&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgIMPVuPGlFyCUu_L7Ya1J5pKhgPhuxdbjady4GVzc9FQort54UNd-bCEsD3AfcnwCPlRSrpnILz9SWNR0ZTbA_vUtlXefnGFs5zWPdSWw-8Aq9uQLL0lBc6RzJDXBXxkNa2lMao1xsEkMSDT9PZ2lWVZ0j62b5iTycupYKebZzQJ2kewej2wPvS5wQXmMk/s1157/water.jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1157&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1103&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgIMPVuPGlFyCUu_L7Ya1J5pKhgPhuxdbjady4GVzc9FQort54UNd-bCEsD3AfcnwCPlRSrpnILz9SWNR0ZTbA_vUtlXefnGFs5zWPdSWw-8Aq9uQLL0lBc6RzJDXBXxkNa2lMao1xsEkMSDT9PZ2lWVZ0j62b5iTycupYKebZzQJ2kewej2wPvS5wQXmMk/w610-h640/water.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;610&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;She spoke about fire -&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgR_6VH3s3Y-FLZt8_w9p0kD_zllwD9L6fjmdxxplRIqf_G6hRyp9sIwuPW7xeucpT8Ad_WE4ZfOTrxyQCXXMgNGrUSqZzp6ut9pn9TDQrXRO5AT6cB3JiDcwtsE6wOv5ZcKsSZN9MUZikqoFtEPi-ZhOYXiTviEf-jR8zggNR93qPcSP1U5bxkwZU3iokc/s1163/fire.jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1163&quot; data-original-width=&quot;961&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgR_6VH3s3Y-FLZt8_w9p0kD_zllwD9L6fjmdxxplRIqf_G6hRyp9sIwuPW7xeucpT8Ad_WE4ZfOTrxyQCXXMgNGrUSqZzp6ut9pn9TDQrXRO5AT6cB3JiDcwtsE6wOv5ZcKsSZN9MUZikqoFtEPi-ZhOYXiTviEf-jR8zggNR93qPcSP1U5bxkwZU3iokc/w528-h640/fire.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;528&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;and our relationship to the future - and the past -&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiNKypaeXgAJNlEIsv0mm8ruLKY_Ig9N32xOoNvvUSpsvxwfrPtEEDicgcrcR4Ofqr2R6QsVog1L8BDE-M6wcBqTCiBx7-mVxh8g2ltayEuXuunDqz2QktypMQaqhoQnHt6i_Cif5jQlf3VusEDp3bTLl0dJGFuOe3igrPbN_V_6mZYQx2gpbv8oVwxlyOn/s1385/all%20time.jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1385&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1213&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiNKypaeXgAJNlEIsv0mm8ruLKY_Ig9N32xOoNvvUSpsvxwfrPtEEDicgcrcR4Ofqr2R6QsVog1L8BDE-M6wcBqTCiBx7-mVxh8g2ltayEuXuunDqz2QktypMQaqhoQnHt6i_Cif5jQlf3VusEDp3bTLl0dJGFuOe3igrPbN_V_6mZYQx2gpbv8oVwxlyOn/w560-h640/all%20time.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;560&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;She described dropping back and back into the past holding a rope - which ended up here looking like a braid -&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj0hENSIbbEFlyY3HoXNm3_o1QytEMPXwp_4U7E4uo6oth2NDYp7wRkcMPd9qcvohfcrXCbEhfHBLW5QAA4LGc64uHI3HgWTFFK-JCLIo1wXtleZHDFowC7A3HTlb9n8WaJpmlIZl1gBt96RMr3QfKETC2BpX_5V6VmC9F_meQVBPKn1BCl_lsIimGfPykQ/s1283/back%20and%20back.jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1283&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1115&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj0hENSIbbEFlyY3HoXNm3_o1QytEMPXwp_4U7E4uo6oth2NDYp7wRkcMPd9qcvohfcrXCbEhfHBLW5QAA4LGc64uHI3HgWTFFK-JCLIo1wXtleZHDFowC7A3HTlb9n8WaJpmlIZl1gBt96RMr3QfKETC2BpX_5V6VmC9F_meQVBPKn1BCl_lsIimGfPykQ/w556-h640/back%20and%20back.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;556&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;p&gt;Then Thomas Hubl in the next session spoke about elements of grace coming down and blessings arising. This is what I saw -&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhJIAi75cYxKUPVdwEDO8grT1Darvqs26MQDSPd0InDd2j1Y6gH0OZjGtikQBsd1a1bwPdBjWe8VOJIp4AMdniA6hZNjQp4T3I26yXF79Zcx2ZM6co1i-W9bwePLLAOC_WJp15JdzoJ4sVXTpkpK1AZz8PRFgwyAEVlHZq9xxrfq_YzobRaWCBpHmqUfQP6/s1783/Grace.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1783&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1395&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhJIAi75cYxKUPVdwEDO8grT1Darvqs26MQDSPd0InDd2j1Y6gH0OZjGtikQBsd1a1bwPdBjWe8VOJIp4AMdniA6hZNjQp4T3I26yXF79Zcx2ZM6co1i-W9bwePLLAOC_WJp15JdzoJ4sVXTpkpK1AZz8PRFgwyAEVlHZq9xxrfq_YzobRaWCBpHmqUfQP6/w500-h640/Grace.jpg&quot; width=&quot;500&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;And the inner landscape that we each carry. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhDcZUh7eDvGN2idy42O2DeH7JK7kIr0LANpeVsLNZJH_gZ5_02fCCBJjEDNBfCgJI9775fR_7dTGBRkr49VV6iaUv7QoBadbF-Tpli_kVqC00LtP_18gJqMgRdooszaYTdy1PmPyvZTwlmzuht3y4w1oX9k6swPpejh6N3jiQrZ6TZPzG2_FHhQK6kswof/s1772/Inner%20lands.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1139&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1772&quot; height=&quot;412&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhDcZUh7eDvGN2idy42O2DeH7JK7kIr0LANpeVsLNZJH_gZ5_02fCCBJjEDNBfCgJI9775fR_7dTGBRkr49VV6iaUv7QoBadbF-Tpli_kVqC00LtP_18gJqMgRdooszaYTdy1PmPyvZTwlmzuht3y4w1oX9k6swPpejh6N3jiQrZ6TZPzG2_FHhQK6kswof/w640-h412/Inner%20lands.jpg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/feeds/3218092619684786545/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2024/03/mapping-inner-lands.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/3218092619684786545'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/3218092619684786545'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2024/03/mapping-inner-lands.html' title='Mapping the Inner Lands'/><author><name>Barbara Bash</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/13095080887860627676</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='//3.bp.blogspot.com/_iT9yc-cj6y0/TCM_Rr8L6II/AAAAAAAAAEY/LN0_Bdp573w/S220-s113/bb+in+studio+cropped.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiEeScCMFuaLmFvFxeS9xQVNuN_RhVNgVVLoOSKlDUULfkaL6o3iC9rtZyn0w2okc1ZXM3YUTAhVKleTE_mvTMOOdalQEDrdGQNCgd8AC1QIWldZp_dwlvNAHLGzKB6e3rBsM6NQnD0vVWbOTC5kuRFd7xoWBFEuzTuTuTlFpvskySaWVJGLYpeTXtxt2zs/s72-w640-h420-c/Thomas%20Hubl%20%231.jpeg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8304139337408955430.post-6762435011726974213</id><published>2023-12-09T08:54:00.003-05:00</published><updated>2023-12-17T17:33:18.266-05:00</updated><title type='text'>In the Middle School</title><content type='html'>&lt;p&gt;I spent the last three days as an Artist-in-Residency at Union Vale Middle School working with over one hundred 7th graders in five classes and forty-five minute sessions. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Christopher Rifenburg is the art teacher who has brought me in to work with his classes for many years. This time we had to follow a very distilled timing and work with larger numbers. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I poured out the deep and direct 1 - 2 - 3 teachings based on my &lt;a href=&quot;https://barbarabash.com/illustrated-journals&quot;&gt;True Nature&lt;/a&gt; book exercises. I guided the students in the uncertain and alive line of blind contour drawing. I demonstrated choosing three objects, drawing them in relation to each other on the page, adding words that revealed simple insights and then dropped in some watercolor. I had about ten minutes in each class to bring it all forth with the students gathered around me, then sent them off to dive in for themselves.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I have a deep respect and appreciation for what Chris and all Middle School teachers are working with these post-pandemic days.&amp;nbsp; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Who knows what landed in their young souls.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Trusting the goodness of the offering. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Here is the freshness that showed up . . .&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;zoom in to catch the lively details. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhaKHyQaSkvdZO5KTnRGwUXbqi3q2V6kmH6v32KIi0Tu5wwRf93AG8Bpwy6AmRpRNGN-eygNb6n3yaFR_R7oqfFH3VcpXdgSzPrSSX_KcGFWT0kC2E4AxEXECCYyEVg1jJ_AzCj1iNqPI0IC6RGWTt13cV_MeVzDJ9tS5YEkg2nWd-lzGpyklyBBc2aVE7U/s1563/Union%20Vale%201.jpg&quot; 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There is a lot of care and affection in these drawings and the words are direct and true.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Seeds were planted and something observant, attentive and wonderful came forth. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEheZM_d-7vbWFE_UEy2BUFdFj09mcoeMjUeohYfcAE4vjYTZqAN4toBitEDbXJsmt2SpORqn5sk0ergozx5mOvhdsEfCIH66H0PWn3g7mpczXjNPCo6YmZt_CS2s7O9DCMQKddm1O8DbZyXuRG5sKbl-fLWqvce1dNm9CiaLhM26YOvCqqlTtWsXM2zUyZj/s3832/kids%20UV%201.jpeg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;3003&quot; data-original-width=&quot;3832&quot; height=&quot;502&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEheZM_d-7vbWFE_UEy2BUFdFj09mcoeMjUeohYfcAE4vjYTZqAN4toBitEDbXJsmt2SpORqn5sk0ergozx5mOvhdsEfCIH66H0PWn3g7mpczXjNPCo6YmZt_CS2s7O9DCMQKddm1O8DbZyXuRG5sKbl-fLWqvce1dNm9CiaLhM26YOvCqqlTtWsXM2zUyZj/w640-h502/kids%20UV%201.jpeg&quot; 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Serpent</title><content type='html'>&lt;p&gt;I traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City last week, sketchbook in hand. It was the first time I&#39;d been since the pandemic.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I was there to see the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/tree-and-serpent&quot;&gt;Tree &amp;amp; Serpent&lt;/a&gt; show of Early Buddhist Art.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I wandered past sculptures of trees and plants carved in stone in intertwining patterns. These were the forms of the alive natural world that Buddhism had emerged from. There were also many male and female nature spirits, yakshas and yakshis, and empty thrones and footprints of the Buddha expressing his presence through absence.&amp;nbsp; In the last room the fully formed Buddhas were radiating. . &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;After I&#39;d looked at everything I returned to the first room and opened the sketchbook, always a brave and vulnerable act. What will happen ? Can I meet the aliveness of the object and bring something forth ? The uncertainty is crucial to the encounter and uncomfortable.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I worked in pencil and added watercolor later, including words that placed the piece in time and location and spoke of my struggle and perseverance. - &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjDmYsLuwyUy4jrS9x0xhG1e09q7kuUloKA5RVN3Qg0NkiVvutbCQqrh8usRkeAS_i7-T0tzWCTfOdnZlT7GAr2Xaf7FA6mCRzUuvyoD7PXs5qSnftyBibePby7dc4H7Aak7UtXCJO_n6X1F6TjdgqxyFkcvlWukoPz2rjM_H0GjX2JdpYdv7MX_IgEPekW/s2170/new%20flowering%20vase%20.jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2170&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1667&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjDmYsLuwyUy4jrS9x0xhG1e09q7kuUloKA5RVN3Qg0NkiVvutbCQqrh8usRkeAS_i7-T0tzWCTfOdnZlT7GAr2Xaf7FA6mCRzUuvyoD7PXs5qSnftyBibePby7dc4H7Aak7UtXCJO_n6X1F6TjdgqxyFkcvlWukoPz2rjM_H0GjX2JdpYdv7MX_IgEPekW/w492-h640/new%20flowering%20vase%20.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;492&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Then this male yaksha beckoned me. He was one of the nature spirits that had made the leap into the new buddhist faith that was emerging out of a world full of complex forces. This new religion needed guardians. Buddhism was building on and incorporating what was there, the magic and dark mystery of the world.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I dropped in with him, shaping his face gradually with pencil, We gazed at each other. His presence settled and opened me. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjoeGGM8TXbFASHQ3QSm4q8-J5jda5L5rC02ExvnjFYCrRc4lLGXhAlnhxiPVfuDecpZXeMOTx9gDmy_2Xlre1oLgqfPjGLY1F9yMAnMsre3ai_F1XezB_StO9oEgsL1uDpMUgLH2Nys6Bzf_v4phudc0Nex-X4yXvZAmo5JarnwCy5vztw_yi9gH54YZHP/s2131/new%20yaksha%20again.jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2131&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1632&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjoeGGM8TXbFASHQ3QSm4q8-J5jda5L5rC02ExvnjFYCrRc4lLGXhAlnhxiPVfuDecpZXeMOTx9gDmy_2Xlre1oLgqfPjGLY1F9yMAnMsre3ai_F1XezB_StO9oEgsL1uDpMUgLH2Nys6Bzf_v4phudc0Nex-X4yXvZAmo5JarnwCy5vztw_yi9gH54YZHP/w490-h640/new%20yaksha%20again.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;490&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;At the end I was drawn towards the full Buddha, so elegant, quiet, serene. It seemed a perfect place to abide. But there was a struggle ahead. . .&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I jumped with confidence onto the page and the awkward shape that emerged was painful. I turned the page and started again. Then I gave up and walked away.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I had not noticed the animals supporting from below . . .&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiJEtJjKWdWT86KSMn0GZjj1UFofLh21APySmnDaxCwqy0DiM5mAUPEN79vr1iWNO6a_6pJBaXW_ftTAjtp1kUpAhEM3f1arxKmj6f54xBdmQlL85qCGB1JwoaWSxaW898FSdeMq0aO0Mu-BWB_ENdXM1CJ2CP5vxD7hBGD7eryaRscZz3ef7pVk97bj2Yi/s1819/Buddha%20met%201%20.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1819&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1378&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiJEtJjKWdWT86KSMn0GZjj1UFofLh21APySmnDaxCwqy0DiM5mAUPEN79vr1iWNO6a_6pJBaXW_ftTAjtp1kUpAhEM3f1arxKmj6f54xBdmQlL85qCGB1JwoaWSxaW898FSdeMq0aO0Mu-BWB_ENdXM1CJ2CP5vxD7hBGD7eryaRscZz3ef7pVk97bj2Yi/w484-h640/Buddha%20met%201%20.jpg&quot; 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faculty in Halifax, Nova Scotia for part of their weeklong exploration diving into jazz improvisation.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;CMW is the legacy of &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.creativemusicworkshops.com/jerry-granelli/&quot;&gt;Jerry Granelli&lt;/a&gt; who founded it over twenty-five years ago as the educational ground of the Halifax Jazz Festival.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Jerry and I had collaborated and performed together for many years but I&#39;d never dropped into this part of his world. After Jerry died in 2021 his son J. Anthony Granelli stepped in to guide CMW, along with a host of delightful faculty that Jerry had mentored over the years.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;On my first day I guided the fifty students in the Big Brush practice, all of us making our mark, creating something from nothing, improvising with the moment. Held by the ancient principles of Heaven, Earth and Human we brought forth what was inside with a big gesture that landed on the page. Then we folded it up and let it go.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhgHvS3Aa-Q-lchfVNgE6I8hXHg-9gh-aTkJeIElOjZMBpfg8bro6nXt8X7MfqVauiJko8_ivNArSv9qzl6nQJF0IHTQEbGZtCLyqTnutfLfRfHr-LtkUm_ngWLuqTuWfj-NNXQOAG5JmS3nl4soOytWX8RTPDxIJSQCd7zL_f1cYWoG1B0NVqAH5AZxMcf/s4032/big%20brush%20session.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;4032&quot; data-original-width=&quot;3024&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhgHvS3Aa-Q-lchfVNgE6I8hXHg-9gh-aTkJeIElOjZMBpfg8bro6nXt8X7MfqVauiJko8_ivNArSv9qzl6nQJF0IHTQEbGZtCLyqTnutfLfRfHr-LtkUm_ngWLuqTuWfj-NNXQOAG5JmS3nl4soOytWX8RTPDxIJSQCd7zL_f1cYWoG1B0NVqAH5AZxMcf/w480-h640/big%20brush%20session.jpg&quot; width=&quot;480&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;The next day we moved into duets, beginning with hands moving, touching the paper, then picking up the pastels and letting the relationship mark, express and interweave.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; 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width=&quot;480&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;The third day we created duets on the wall, standing at the ends of a length of paper and moving towards the center, following that moving, sensing line.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgeh0nlITyafP6ZY0Wup1iYZSh1gMsHilkRiZ6N481wqqJFrpb4M1LL9KY4uaiXGV4TpdgYRLh-3U6sIv2_DGyJP3goYuX_fXA7rSv4muAwUB2QvmmKrePJwSQFlUeSlP4_An_ggzyDKkmAb32ivnS3kf06ziPnXvRKwYRoxH5Zmj10910hDOeZ0TbbFIWq/s4032/duets%20on%20the%20wall.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;3024&quot; data-original-width=&quot;4032&quot; height=&quot;480&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgeh0nlITyafP6ZY0Wup1iYZSh1gMsHilkRiZ6N481wqqJFrpb4M1LL9KY4uaiXGV4TpdgYRLh-3U6sIv2_DGyJP3goYuX_fXA7rSv4muAwUB2QvmmKrePJwSQFlUeSlP4_An_ggzyDKkmAb32ivnS3kf06ziPnXvRKwYRoxH5Zmj10910hDOeZ0TbbFIWq/w640-h480/duets%20on%20the%20wall.jpg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;Finding a way to cross over and through . . . heading to the other end . . .&lt;br /&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjIx_rOSQo7TDTKQd_Uo5fXO7WE8UMWSLP9d_NSX8i8p6XJ965zx0T7DCpzWRDhCEGZ-P5mDyB950J9kIktQIsoXp5w-O8PNpiDL9nQwUYT47wf8lAl9RBTHxepv6fe6BQT8xwy3GYyp6-zenODVU2Ekk0iHyWrH2gjq-0CkTA4x2U1W8bx-pXP3fbBhsm5/s4032/crossing%20over.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;3024&quot; data-original-width=&quot;4032&quot; height=&quot;480&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjIx_rOSQo7TDTKQd_Uo5fXO7WE8UMWSLP9d_NSX8i8p6XJ965zx0T7DCpzWRDhCEGZ-P5mDyB950J9kIktQIsoXp5w-O8PNpiDL9nQwUYT47wf8lAl9RBTHxepv6fe6BQT8xwy3GYyp6-zenODVU2Ekk0iHyWrH2gjq-0CkTA4x2U1W8bx-pXP3fbBhsm5/w640-h480/crossing%20over.jpg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;Then another duet was layered on top, and another and another, a vast tapestries emerging.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjgzGKYDjI2wdk8VYW51CuV3WUk_--sI2kinwC78n8BjXYEywZCdOV4IbKtvMMlGnOOkIa1OpTUNesIJkss-cgedyNYAd9Z5aElz1sBGINRfCiKJXwKBQZDbicegwmAzaDyICU7xYeJf7--FGp1RRu8_amHN1Kry5bKac_XmTeSYp1BwTOmOnmWGEYk_FWR/s4032/wall%20details%201.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;3024&quot; data-original-width=&quot;4032&quot; height=&quot;480&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjgzGKYDjI2wdk8VYW51CuV3WUk_--sI2kinwC78n8BjXYEywZCdOV4IbKtvMMlGnOOkIa1OpTUNesIJkss-cgedyNYAd9Z5aElz1sBGINRfCiKJXwKBQZDbicegwmAzaDyICU7xYeJf7--FGp1RRu8_amHN1Kry5bKac_XmTeSYp1BwTOmOnmWGEYk_FWR/w640-h480/wall%20details%201.jpg&quot; 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you to me&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;Experience the presence of it in fullness&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;Lines make other lines into shape&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;This will be huge - it is not my normal way.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I joined the CMW Faculty Concert&lt;i&gt; &lt;/i&gt;at the Halifax Public Library in the evening, spreading out a great length of paper on the floor and moving back and forth with brush and paint and pastels and charcoal in response to the music and the movement happening all around me. 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text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;iframe allowfullscreen=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;BLOG_video_class&quot; height=&quot;266&quot; src=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/embed/4hnDzjY-Nmo&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; youtube-src-id=&quot;4hnDzjY-Nmo&quot;&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;And the link to the whole concert -&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-LM39T1aYU&quot;&gt;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-LM39T1aYU&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Afterwards I rolled up the paper and let it go . . .&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgCvedFb7l9oOvh-y76Ak13a9wdJLd3pL8hDGY_HUb9S_L7nKJyM4QK0ue5nIEYKqTYnVbLhI3ztIrBL0uKaSed1OJVQNBdjdDRlUaGE1bsI8x8JLB8b2yVwbjAcNOKu55VCzvpS1Yba5ai_ugx-ZGCBMxw80YZLSMREVt7GdhM9It4TkJ1Mit61BvIFsC2/s4032/rolling%20up.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; 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The birds arrived each evening at dusk, flying in from the nearby corn fields to stand in the shallow and safe waters. Then they took off in the morning to feed again, preparing for their big flight north.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;We were there just before they really took off, flying up to Canada and Alaska (and Siberia ! ) to nest, hatch their eggs and raise their young.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;We stood in the viewing blinds with others, watching in silence for hours - wide eyes - wide eared - following the movement of the big wings and listening to the many voices of connection - warbling, squeaking, clicking, trilling . . .&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
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  22. &lt;iframe allow=&quot;autoplay&quot; frameborder=&quot;no&quot; height=&quot;100&quot; scrolling=&quot;no&quot; src=&quot;https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/1498335508&amp;amp;color=%23ff5500&amp;amp;auto_play=false&amp;amp;hide_related=false&amp;amp;show_comments=true&amp;amp;show_user=true&amp;amp;show_reposts=false&amp;amp;show_teaser=true&amp;amp;visual=true&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot;&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Sun setting - night approaching (zoom in on the images )&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhiG4VFeaYJ7b6FM8G2CJ_aqYSOWLVSwovS0Ng9Cgb9kK__IKGYHq6eYe7FRVzM-R8hYBkZTnQyCS76lYqR6kWMnqKKAMF-rZ3dfqYCb8y2W5LEFZUSKljFXCjYN3ANfImGpecu7trTaHg9a276iVASIRsaWGwjzUdjPFl9jZ_-XrI6bBEFwTr5Egq0ug/s2458/Cranes%201%20jpg.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1631&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2458&quot; height=&quot;424&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhiG4VFeaYJ7b6FM8G2CJ_aqYSOWLVSwovS0Ng9Cgb9kK__IKGYHq6eYe7FRVzM-R8hYBkZTnQyCS76lYqR6kWMnqKKAMF-rZ3dfqYCb8y2W5LEFZUSKljFXCjYN3ANfImGpecu7trTaHg9a276iVASIRsaWGwjzUdjPFl9jZ_-XrI6bBEFwTr5Egq0ug/w640-h424/Cranes%201%20jpg.jpg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi8NFyg82bzrfLsDn-iebuZNGsGu2eWFChjegjksI3ZY0ov9ycCkF5QW_4JqHXWWrMgUM6nhYOzGZCoHHcwERMIDmmtEIkIu86AuzIDwVArE5pitCckp0fMb1HcQGVF21ZCTTwvIM3xOrLTeKrDiFdWCrDEQ2JbFWI6I56KdxDpY-79JLMCjQZNjfU6Ig/s2450/Cranes%203%20jpg.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1604&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2450&quot; height=&quot;420&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi8NFyg82bzrfLsDn-iebuZNGsGu2eWFChjegjksI3ZY0ov9ycCkF5QW_4JqHXWWrMgUM6nhYOzGZCoHHcwERMIDmmtEIkIu86AuzIDwVArE5pitCckp0fMb1HcQGVF21ZCTTwvIM3xOrLTeKrDiFdWCrDEQ2JbFWI6I56KdxDpY-79JLMCjQZNjfU6Ig/w640-h420/Cranes%203%20jpg.jpg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Returning before dawn we could just make out the birds standing in long lines in the dark. Some birds were quiet with their heads tucked under their wings. Others were restless, stirring. Along the edges we could see birds displaying and dancing. There was a murmuring and clacking which grew stronger as the light increased. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;iframe allow=&quot;autoplay&quot; frameborder=&quot;no&quot; height=&quot;100&quot; scrolling=&quot;no&quot; src=&quot;https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/1498335019&amp;amp;color=%23ff5500&amp;amp;auto_play=false&amp;amp;hide_related=false&amp;amp;show_comments=true&amp;amp;show_user=true&amp;amp;show_reposts=false&amp;amp;show_teaser=true&amp;amp;visual=true&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot;&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;color: #cccccc; font-family: Interstate, Lucida Grande, Lucida Sans Unicode, Lucida Sans, Garuda, Verdana, Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; font-weight: 100; line-break: anywhere; overflow: hidden; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap; word-break: normal;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://soundcloud.com/barbarabash&quot; style=&quot;color: #cccccc; text-decoration: none;&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; title=&quot;Barbarabash&quot;&gt;Barbarabash&lt;/a&gt; · &lt;a href=&quot;https://soundcloud.com/barbarabash/new-recording-4&quot; style=&quot;color: #cccccc; text-decoration: none;&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; title=&quot;Sandhill Cranes 2&quot;&gt;Sandhill Cranes 2&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;color: #cccccc; font-family: Interstate, Lucida Grande, Lucida Sans Unicode, Lucida Sans, Garuda, Verdana, Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; font-weight: 100; line-break: anywhere; overflow: hidden; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap; word-break: normal;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;color: #cccccc; font-family: Interstate, Lucida Grande, Lucida Sans Unicode, Lucida Sans, Garuda, Verdana, Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; font-weight: 100; line-break: anywhere; overflow: hidden; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap; word-break: normal;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgdpUUpbbQVg5VLcRXIiOBpkOFbVDwta8sbC93yvGCsDZIp1nm_6-HPDU704_DoAloOHCIDTJDg3aJ3GU-iwbcPXmVK85mfWyCRm-tiqrebg-3GQZUBUUPwRJo-MrZ6qgS40p9wFgBZrFpkU3Mb3qFLxR-W6TVS9aDzoUtsNo3imU0i7zd2QXYl2rjaRg/s2529/Cranes%202%20jpg.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1634&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2529&quot; height=&quot;414&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgdpUUpbbQVg5VLcRXIiOBpkOFbVDwta8sbC93yvGCsDZIp1nm_6-HPDU704_DoAloOHCIDTJDg3aJ3GU-iwbcPXmVK85mfWyCRm-tiqrebg-3GQZUBUUPwRJo-MrZ6qgS40p9wFgBZrFpkU3Mb3qFLxR-W6TVS9aDzoUtsNo3imU0i7zd2QXYl2rjaRg/w640-h414/Cranes%202%20jpg.jpg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhYaXmtZeUVt5GGbtD-m33Lmp91f4QsQL5H3edsd-izyChXmEWRjY-EAbIceUpxGP7SYKgvExYjzrNc_11GdcrGy-zNhyjPPwQmGmiHuLcWd2p_Il85nvfR0ZO4vti_ATpPknl9xn42auKhFEc6V21nII-Z5Jl6weZxTJQJYqW6K7iQ6xf-3jFMadkBWw/s2454/Cranes%204%20jpg.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1613&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2454&quot; height=&quot;420&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhYaXmtZeUVt5GGbtD-m33Lmp91f4QsQL5H3edsd-izyChXmEWRjY-EAbIceUpxGP7SYKgvExYjzrNc_11GdcrGy-zNhyjPPwQmGmiHuLcWd2p_Il85nvfR0ZO4vti_ATpPknl9xn42auKhFEc6V21nII-Z5Jl6weZxTJQJYqW6K7iQ6xf-3jFMadkBWw/w640-h420/Cranes%204%20jpg.jpg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;We watched them take off - holding our breath - and then exhaled together. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;color: #cccccc; font-family: Interstate, Lucida Grande, Lucida Sans Unicode, Lucida Sans, Garuda, Verdana, Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; font-weight: 100; line-break: anywhere; overflow: hidden; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap; word-break: normal;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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I felt each element and their relationship to each other. I began to create . . .&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;(expand the images with the cursor and your fingers)&amp;nbsp; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;THE BODY&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;A contour drawing of my hand, not looking at the page so that my eye could follow the shapes and the pencil on the page could follow my eye, touching, sensing, breathing, feeling.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEheeuzv0pYOo7_qxr7srWmJxOXJiNrLLMAxhQp7ySrw0xwPH_dTeooz0tzKUeXXVIDXZM1j0m4Tuy0XtMc7PuKSDZ7rbccmd_fQLG5wxHtSxN7jwPAxsBKYPuDkSwVThbj6Qj18Lvq_FmX7gBY00p4oh-Ixckiwu3vOW3_v9qCCWi-tXAfvDj7Xtg7UYA/s1470/the%20body%202.jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1470&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1196&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEheeuzv0pYOo7_qxr7srWmJxOXJiNrLLMAxhQp7ySrw0xwPH_dTeooz0tzKUeXXVIDXZM1j0m4Tuy0XtMc7PuKSDZ7rbccmd_fQLG5wxHtSxN7jwPAxsBKYPuDkSwVThbj6Qj18Lvq_FmX7gBY00p4oh-Ixckiwu3vOW3_v9qCCWi-tXAfvDj7Xtg7UYA/w520-h640/the%20body%202.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;520&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;THE IMAGINATION&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;I have been drawing circles in my sketchbook these days and letting images emerge in response to this perfect form. I also like to work in threes. I drew lines curving below, then moving up and sparks rising beyond the circle. I added color - no Photoshop going on here - the touch of pencil and pen and brush on paper. Something arising - releasing. . . &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiFYQ6XxSMx6MjWZMe-pHdanj7ZpW4c7rjTy-wWk2__THSPiUTs-g1bZf7vXC6XJikvIO60gEmXz1zjz1ohIMUmq9nxV0CXaNNm3nUcsTAW0EUUvSh6TCya6gOAY_IujRJt8EaM7k2JiQcK7k1jSmJpWy7021PU5z5ScO7gKbNyY2dMSxIufWSi3Vo7YA/s1320/imagination.jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1320&quot; data-original-width=&quot;998&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiFYQ6XxSMx6MjWZMe-pHdanj7ZpW4c7rjTy-wWk2__THSPiUTs-g1bZf7vXC6XJikvIO60gEmXz1zjz1ohIMUmq9nxV0CXaNNm3nUcsTAW0EUUvSh6TCya6gOAY_IujRJt8EaM7k2JiQcK7k1jSmJpWy7021PU5z5ScO7gKbNyY2dMSxIufWSi3Vo7YA/w484-h640/imagination.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;484&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;THE WIDE OPEN WORLD&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;Hill lines brushed in a moment.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg5GvyDkfe3HXb4BCUVDDlR70ppqCfLEau5O1YOUZqBzzq6CwYeiE0YWbpWwYR34GldMflwEAh1PC7j3Gq1H1OD1eV4iWCP7U6_iNg2bvSWtksXlF1PqTAfbVsgPCC9MlreA_HmoVdrpqjCJWKoX1RpogOo-6zrpjZ1gjVkLgBcuWAdh7IRaQMUpwwnJA/s1740/wide%20open%20world.jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1268&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1740&quot; height=&quot;466&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg5GvyDkfe3HXb4BCUVDDlR70ppqCfLEau5O1YOUZqBzzq6CwYeiE0YWbpWwYR34GldMflwEAh1PC7j3Gq1H1OD1eV4iWCP7U6_iNg2bvSWtksXlF1PqTAfbVsgPCC9MlreA_HmoVdrpqjCJWKoX1RpogOo-6zrpjZ1gjVkLgBcuWAdh7IRaQMUpwwnJA/w640-h466/wide%20open%20world.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;All three together -&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg3A1dwdt5L6awXNAGjqrNXrIcvF3sZAQjzcc1X20NFYP4hWL0CuQqHRnx4_txG5v8P5n5nmyO4dNw4PcFnD-1TBqIhrc1THYSC-cfG4T9FQWpurPvSV3T3yT9veFhLEO22PL-FO8Cl1Utm7gABif81tu8hOftoGr0dCrlEVppDcPuHUuyY2i0SWCFJXw/s2513/the%20whole%20thing%20final%20copy.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1606&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2513&quot; height=&quot;410&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg3A1dwdt5L6awXNAGjqrNXrIcvF3sZAQjzcc1X20NFYP4hWL0CuQqHRnx4_txG5v8P5n5nmyO4dNw4PcFnD-1TBqIhrc1THYSC-cfG4T9FQWpurPvSV3T3yT9veFhLEO22PL-FO8Cl1Utm7gABif81tu8hOftoGr0dCrlEVppDcPuHUuyY2i0SWCFJXw/w640-h410/the%20whole%20thing%20final%20copy.jpg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;The Constellation.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;Human life as a starry sky. We make meaning of these stars and our lives by walking the connections again and again.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhPIpcPnI5ynQxACRuuLh4VT9gmaXh5WF5-oXsWhiDmpyeExdGshKMfRugcQwq088wvmKItU-JvzcP6S5bpDLBQL1u7p3oj6ZPl9BdBttfkaXf9bpxxf-nsBtmFVbsK0HwSZPMfnNufnfTNB5nyx5BLSvc8c-dRBPqljJOSgXCkqcJOG1mnDYvsplbPdw/s1651/constellation.jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1207&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1651&quot; height=&quot;468&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhPIpcPnI5ynQxACRuuLh4VT9gmaXh5WF5-oXsWhiDmpyeExdGshKMfRugcQwq088wvmKItU-JvzcP6S5bpDLBQL1u7p3oj6ZPl9BdBttfkaXf9bpxxf-nsBtmFVbsK0HwSZPMfnNufnfTNB5nyx5BLSvc8c-dRBPqljJOSgXCkqcJOG1mnDYvsplbPdw/w640-h468/constellation.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;Thank you Rebecca Solnit for activating this exploration. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/feeds/3184936200131461384/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2023/01/walking.html#comment-form' title='5 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/3184936200131461384'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/3184936200131461384'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2023/01/walking.html' title='Walking Life'/><author><name>Barbara Bash</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/13095080887860627676</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='//3.bp.blogspot.com/_iT9yc-cj6y0/TCM_Rr8L6II/AAAAAAAAAEY/LN0_Bdp573w/S220-s113/bb+in+studio+cropped.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEheeuzv0pYOo7_qxr7srWmJxOXJiNrLLMAxhQp7ySrw0xwPH_dTeooz0tzKUeXXVIDXZM1j0m4Tuy0XtMc7PuKSDZ7rbccmd_fQLG5wxHtSxN7jwPAxsBKYPuDkSwVThbj6Qj18Lvq_FmX7gBY00p4oh-Ixckiwu3vOW3_v9qCCWi-tXAfvDj7Xtg7UYA/s72-w520-h640-c/the%20body%202.jpeg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>5</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8304139337408955430.post-7476007123703075293</id><published>2022-06-20T16:03:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2022-06-20T20:44:15.997-04:00</updated><title type='text'>Sky Earth Heart : A Threefold Path</title><content type='html'>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;Here is a simple practice. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;Step outside or look out the window. Let your eyes relax.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;Look up in the sky. Allow your eyes to be drawn to something. It could be flying through the space, or drifting by, or reaching up. Describe what interests you in a short phrase and write it down.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;Then look down and note something that is on the ground or growing from the earth. Describe this simply and write it under the first line.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;Wait until something small - a detail - attracts your attention. Describe this and add it to the page.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;Read the three lines back to yourself and notice how you feel. If you want, add this at the end.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;This is a practice of allowing the world to come to you rather searching for something. It is a practice of noticing and listening deeper. Each time I follow this outer and inner path I understand where I am in the moment - the world reflecting back. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;Here are some examples. Sometimes I add a stroke of color to the writing or change the color of the words.&amp;nbsp; &lt;/span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhiAY6m9B2QBrYMDl2TIZGCeLNbUduu_jgn9NxHCDX2OdkaA4ZyCczysPhrdaP280Yk5cjGDJHhxecjAWAVnKGWf4rSd4qmKFPwaLjyvDfjCdgaYiKVObBMuAUtikas8_jR2hO2A0yD7erHmj3Q8swR_Sl_vF4a0fOrx5AYsXxvgTtRFyT_7Pe1yutd_A/s1639/SEH%20image%20%231.%20..jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1209&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1639&quot; height=&quot;472&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhiAY6m9B2QBrYMDl2TIZGCeLNbUduu_jgn9NxHCDX2OdkaA4ZyCczysPhrdaP280Yk5cjGDJHhxecjAWAVnKGWf4rSd4qmKFPwaLjyvDfjCdgaYiKVObBMuAUtikas8_jR2hO2A0yD7erHmj3Q8swR_Sl_vF4a0fOrx5AYsXxvgTtRFyT_7Pe1yutd_A/w640-h472/SEH%20image%20%231.%20..jpeg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;Sometimes I add color between the lines - &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgXQvX02J7zztURobgASH_v3CXLBaDgO-syBk1IkW81zw4fdKWQRjvJJOioxL6M6yfAXhiBula_boWSY1bmfSV2-vvMOBggYLVVZOCwxHZhX_fq7U3SBgWjFIGjuEBy9LA0IAD0L0cDTkqNV9K3iazaVZO3M2LP0IfFPgG3IOOWkinv0eYIxRSl9x4e_A/s1636/SEH%20image%20%232.%20..jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1212&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1636&quot; height=&quot;474&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgXQvX02J7zztURobgASH_v3CXLBaDgO-syBk1IkW81zw4fdKWQRjvJJOioxL6M6yfAXhiBula_boWSY1bmfSV2-vvMOBggYLVVZOCwxHZhX_fq7U3SBgWjFIGjuEBy9LA0IAD0L0cDTkqNV9K3iazaVZO3M2LP0IfFPgG3IOOWkinv0eYIxRSl9x4e_A/w640-h474/SEH%20image%20%232.%20..jpeg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;Sometimes I illustrate the three things simply and combine them with the words on the page. When I do this I notice I need fewer words ! Human-made objects - outside or inside - can also be part of the journey.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi0-JgIsL202HXJNOTNpQVyeMHEbQeh_4pLYDQETsC1eneW3iWHgsE0r52KekK1yF4FWQuwTEApOY0M9KGP8a8FfKh0ud1PeYK1XYR5TJ7pP6fq40WOLh2cbNLJbYoqnStLcWGxPz5SNrvbShcnOls5zWXt5xV-ML0slBLeuDBz5KlNFMQkzRJ7P9MwSg/s1782/SEH%20%236%20.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1264&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1782&quot; height=&quot;454&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi0-JgIsL202HXJNOTNpQVyeMHEbQeh_4pLYDQETsC1eneW3iWHgsE0r52KekK1yF4FWQuwTEApOY0M9KGP8a8FfKh0ud1PeYK1XYR5TJ7pP6fq40WOLh2cbNLJbYoqnStLcWGxPz5SNrvbShcnOls5zWXt5xV-ML0slBLeuDBz5KlNFMQkzRJ7P9MwSg/w640-h454/SEH%20%236%20.jpg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; 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height=&quot;458&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgezH08c8UG8YskJCsUegVqX6t50jBi-FbGE6p6WSRz6h9lCpQiRyP6-RTHxgdNkagEF4kLf8299X8uzThwhfCBm25Vy1yqocmXP9qPn1VgmIccsrHO7SDeRtYKvtFCnxPXdNWucsmQNtoXlIManoT6i5FnoK99gP7R-zJ8kud8w3KvuNFP0Pj2I51n_g/w640-h458/SEH%20image%20%237%20..jpeg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;And then I come back to just the words - and that is plenty.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEifGDXeuZXXvTd78rgijf590OQpgfqORakKYqqVbk9qXKT2cJmma8sSVA-CB1LN7W3tNOOwKzyII_KX5Fkwh8HLVnytQkZGbftBYqSi0hTXWjSCj_eEB6KYSf11fYnFSfGDYn4hbklL7WMSSdGJfau6SaTaWZg-LFfR0a0V4lPmsQELM3qN1TDf2I50aw/s1691/SEH%20image%20%238%20..jpeg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1236&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1691&quot; height=&quot;468&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEifGDXeuZXXvTd78rgijf590OQpgfqORakKYqqVbk9qXKT2cJmma8sSVA-CB1LN7W3tNOOwKzyII_KX5Fkwh8HLVnytQkZGbftBYqSi0hTXWjSCj_eEB6KYSf11fYnFSfGDYn4hbklL7WMSSdGJfau6SaTaWZg-LFfR0a0V4lPmsQELM3qN1TDf2I50aw/w640-h468/SEH%20image%20%238%20..jpeg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;This practice evolved from contact with my buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa and his teachings on Heaven, Earth and Man. It also interweaves and is influenced by &lt;i&gt;A Simple Everyday Life Practice&lt;/i&gt; by my friend Arawana Hayashi in her wonderful book &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/Social-Presencing-Theater-Making-True/dp/0999717979/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=&amp;amp;sr=&quot;&gt;The Art of Making a True Move.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;Looking out - looking in - making an expression on the page - a way to meet the world.&amp;nbsp; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/feeds/7476007123703075293/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2022/06/sky-eatth-heart-threefold-path.html#comment-form' title='4 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/7476007123703075293'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/7476007123703075293'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2022/06/sky-eatth-heart-threefold-path.html' title='Sky Earth Heart : A Threefold Path'/><author><name>Barbara Bash</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/13095080887860627676</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='//3.bp.blogspot.com/_iT9yc-cj6y0/TCM_Rr8L6II/AAAAAAAAAEY/LN0_Bdp573w/S220-s113/bb+in+studio+cropped.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhiAY6m9B2QBrYMDl2TIZGCeLNbUduu_jgn9NxHCDX2OdkaA4ZyCczysPhrdaP280Yk5cjGDJHhxecjAWAVnKGWf4rSd4qmKFPwaLjyvDfjCdgaYiKVObBMuAUtikas8_jR2hO2A0yD7erHmj3Q8swR_Sl_vF4a0fOrx5AYsXxvgTtRFyT_7Pe1yutd_A/s72-w640-h472-c/SEH%20image%20%231.%20..jpeg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>4</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8304139337408955430.post-2938146582452783448</id><published>2022-03-17T09:25:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2022-03-17T09:25:04.325-04:00</updated><title type='text'>At the Equator - Part Two</title><content type='html'>&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;If you missed Part One here it is . . .&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2022/02/at-equator-part-one.html&quot;&gt;https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2022/02/at-equator-part-one.html&amp;nbsp;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I traveled to Cuenca halfway through my time in Ecuador and began to explore this historic city.There were museums to wander in full of objects from ancient Ecuadorian culture.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;At the Museo Pumapungo I circled around the pottery displays, slowly sensing what I could take on.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;No photographs were allowed so I had to rely on catching as much as I could quickly (my traveling companion was moving along) and filling in the details from memory later.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEipJLFyV1yilAn2OQmsWCSEP4fuAMqnEZOLWhQY1Q-yAUtWU9tX3-FCOwU-Y55QNRyX1vuxDLMrbpUK86BiZ1AEhgyWvsixGaz8Dc_bFUHIpLHB6yc3ZI_cHXHgrVRHQLpbJ1A33WS-haRXNAzd6YZtNXyqZ4bLn1KErqez2qUqP5KcO81xdFQ6rmp1mw=s2550&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1650&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2550&quot; height=&quot;414&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEipJLFyV1yilAn2OQmsWCSEP4fuAMqnEZOLWhQY1Q-yAUtWU9tX3-FCOwU-Y55QNRyX1vuxDLMrbpUK86BiZ1AEhgyWvsixGaz8Dc_bFUHIpLHB6yc3ZI_cHXHgrVRHQLpbJ1A33WS-haRXNAzd6YZtNXyqZ4bLn1KErqez2qUqP5KcO81xdFQ6rmp1mw=w640-h414&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;I sketched a colorful ceramic plate, imperfect and quirky in its forms.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I noted the colors but didn&#39;t get the date.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgLPJVauYVZ6GrKBwtHVLf7NbvsrHDnY6lDYyv3EGmsiwDdeSM18qRSJrRlhPwSApjsVRcpsgmyL8on5DCoFkISrma88-HNOy3BpgDVnB5viHm0Ymb6vJ5WCT4fxa_qq7yFkEOyNi9WpUD7zeIWUPQij3SS6gLZxZUrpvezh3vCpbfxFlSgQ9UfQ-xxGg=s1834&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1834&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1520&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgLPJVauYVZ6GrKBwtHVLf7NbvsrHDnY6lDYyv3EGmsiwDdeSM18qRSJrRlhPwSApjsVRcpsgmyL8on5DCoFkISrma88-HNOy3BpgDVnB5viHm0Ymb6vJ5WCT4fxa_qq7yFkEOyNi9WpUD7zeIWUPQij3SS6gLZxZUrpvezh3vCpbfxFlSgQ9UfQ-xxGg=w530-h640&quot; width=&quot;530&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;p&gt;I was drawn to some simple animal forms on the heads of metal funerary pins. This led me later online to the deeper story about the Incan funeral practices :&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;The bodies were folded into fetal positions, wrapped in layers of textiles and placed in tombs with offerings of food and corn beer to nourish the spirits, It was believed this bundle making would transform powerful ancestors who could create new life, like a seed giving birth to plant. The bundles were like plant bulbs, the cemeteries like gardens.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhovkjqE-XD6TBgISno4R7ePQu3lOLn-Rzt8cHkReCWCJHxU0aTqzwPxWX1XvLUFzb409DDO42edvApSNP_LEZtC4tkpfN2oznB65YeD8UvbkDEs1kLcRRWuVBomfRdqlM2-XBVHe4MGvsKPusnHJ2iTO0HrrPMzPg93dLbaS2mJ4PWnxLX0NY9k0_ccg=s2074&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2074&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1659&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhovkjqE-XD6TBgISno4R7ePQu3lOLn-Rzt8cHkReCWCJHxU0aTqzwPxWX1XvLUFzb409DDO42edvApSNP_LEZtC4tkpfN2oznB65YeD8UvbkDEs1kLcRRWuVBomfRdqlM2-XBVHe4MGvsKPusnHJ2iTO0HrrPMzPg93dLbaS2mJ4PWnxLX0NY9k0_ccg=w512-h640&quot; width=&quot;512&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;p&gt;At the Arqueological Museum I walked through the collections and then chose one object from each room to draw, moving up through the centuries. Here I could take photos to refer back to as I later shaped the forms in watercolor.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Spending time with each of them felt like time travel. The intimate dialogue with ancient things through drawing attention stretched and energized me.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjs9ym509xAm_jLQ-hFnuqQoCoVboLG2Q7gtOZhseFC9Wgn138lpksnLtqoPiRDy_2KcfGtIHWw8wWZoi7CzHUGE7BXxNeBbcX-Sz7WrrRMsvSpi9naDNcM7WqPvFmC-Tze5dmWKAAc2VE5V3koP94ksaqh2C8XeXu-DKJ18eVI1n2HBvijevn4akAodA=s2550&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1650&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2550&quot; height=&quot;414&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjs9ym509xAm_jLQ-hFnuqQoCoVboLG2Q7gtOZhseFC9Wgn138lpksnLtqoPiRDy_2KcfGtIHWw8wWZoi7CzHUGE7BXxNeBbcX-Sz7WrrRMsvSpi9naDNcM7WqPvFmC-Tze5dmWKAAc2VE5V3koP94ksaqh2C8XeXu-DKJ18eVI1n2HBvijevn4akAodA=w640-h414&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;We wandered through a big food market and I took pictures of unfamiliar fruits and vegetables. This turned into a portrait gallery of shapes and names.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgGbGEaijMnwAL_ZN-t85gLarxfct_7l9toVV0WvQRXkblf6FZSvMH5DKZAslpjEdkAnP0GARftOOWB4L01saZvrAKVL5GtR9ria-ycsoTLQegezRg5HYznKnpG09brqD7MNOgrAtc2qxeRUQpB3DMgE6Khz4dBLmJ1nygCf1sTMWcUw_-alshEqlQFJw=s2550&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1650&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2550&quot; height=&quot;414&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgGbGEaijMnwAL_ZN-t85gLarxfct_7l9toVV0WvQRXkblf6FZSvMH5DKZAslpjEdkAnP0GARftOOWB4L01saZvrAKVL5GtR9ria-ycsoTLQegezRg5HYznKnpG09brqD7MNOgrAtc2qxeRUQpB3DMgE6Khz4dBLmJ1nygCf1sTMWcUw_-alshEqlQFJw=w640-h414&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;On the last morning in Cuenca I quickly sketched the view out the hotel window across the roofs and beyond. Over the next few days I painted in the details, referring back to the photo I&#39;d taken and seeing if I could keep a light touch on a complex scene. When I made it to the sky the cloud strokes were quick and simple.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEj-RlgnnW7IG8oqdTJBjgXwlDmgUDEruGoJfq-MU9inaXsAijJ4-wN355b-ITyQ-94j_ZXepUVesZPGm4LlSKHL4OdUMuobuu6lulHvVvDUD5Wkts-T5Xmoq-OoS6w4PNpOMYXOnqfAyttYBr-Sv9py-A-ObdLV6tRwEPkE-Ny2NsETaXU-vtXyw9k3Iw=s2546&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1643&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2546&quot; height=&quot;414&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEj-RlgnnW7IG8oqdTJBjgXwlDmgUDEruGoJfq-MU9inaXsAijJ4-wN355b-ITyQ-94j_ZXepUVesZPGm4LlSKHL4OdUMuobuu6lulHvVvDUD5Wkts-T5Xmoq-OoS6w4PNpOMYXOnqfAyttYBr-Sv9py-A-ObdLV6tRwEPkE-Ny2NsETaXU-vtXyw9k3Iw=w640-h414&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;During the last days back at the retreat center I worked on finishing up the sketchbook and also took on that frangipani plant again. This time I filled the whole page, jumping in, getting lost, finding the way, enjoying the delicate web of overlapping complexity.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjC7SsrW62gZY17h0g8vBKHKv53FJmUHahIQpqjn97bQvFsQ2AgYrWxTSprXNVbG4bz_ThZNYlS5vnxdSua0hkowxobiMJu3j36CkPX1LSy76T3M_v_LGr9YgPoQKGTVsk01tWz5lOQDuhRaMt9eXJh5jHgyueszFHs1gHcOkZlJVABDDojCDMNp6DAIg=s2176&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1699&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2176&quot; height=&quot;500&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjC7SsrW62gZY17h0g8vBKHKv53FJmUHahIQpqjn97bQvFsQ2AgYrWxTSprXNVbG4bz_ThZNYlS5vnxdSua0hkowxobiMJu3j36CkPX1LSy76T3M_v_LGr9YgPoQKGTVsk01tWz5lOQDuhRaMt9eXJh5jHgyueszFHs1gHcOkZlJVABDDojCDMNp6DAIg=w640-h500&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;Some friends stopped by to look at the sketchbook the day before I flew home. We gazed out at the view from my porch and they pointed out two things that I had not noticed all the time I&#39;d been there !&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEh5Rf4hP9nWsjiPq4bFHlTpd-mFqmTV-GyfcC7cwD2814R6XbJEyP2EWY67bi3kgNK1lUdTaZwoEHHEb0L5PgzH7DZ7HlaUmUY5vY8FZwFUfaML619bQVXUoLtFD9tCBDYmWZFIm7YlCeUQlgRTK1ZVWXeyq-f9uEbyaKBmQgvDOrX-lETlMkqoXaaWDg=s2175&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2175&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1678&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEh5Rf4hP9nWsjiPq4bFHlTpd-mFqmTV-GyfcC7cwD2814R6XbJEyP2EWY67bi3kgNK1lUdTaZwoEHHEb0L5PgzH7DZ7HlaUmUY5vY8FZwFUfaML619bQVXUoLtFD9tCBDYmWZFIm7YlCeUQlgRTK1ZVWXeyq-f9uEbyaKBmQgvDOrX-lETlMkqoXaaWDg=w494-h640&quot; width=&quot;494&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;p&gt;May we all - in this troubled world - take in the long view&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;and also what is near - and opening - and bright. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/feeds/2938146582452783448/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2022/03/at-equator-part-two.html#comment-form' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/2938146582452783448'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/2938146582452783448'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2022/03/at-equator-part-two.html' title='At the Equator - Part Two'/><author><name>Barbara Bash</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/13095080887860627676</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='//3.bp.blogspot.com/_iT9yc-cj6y0/TCM_Rr8L6II/AAAAAAAAAEY/LN0_Bdp573w/S220-s113/bb+in+studio+cropped.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEipJLFyV1yilAn2OQmsWCSEP4fuAMqnEZOLWhQY1Q-yAUtWU9tX3-FCOwU-Y55QNRyX1vuxDLMrbpUK86BiZ1AEhgyWvsixGaz8Dc_bFUHIpLHB6yc3ZI_cHXHgrVRHQLpbJ1A33WS-haRXNAzd6YZtNXyqZ4bLn1KErqez2qUqP5KcO81xdFQ6rmp1mw=s72-w640-h414-c" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8304139337408955430.post-8893440135425977662</id><published>2022-02-22T09:23:00.004-05:00</published><updated>2022-02-22T09:54:23.606-05:00</updated><title type='text'>At the Equator - Part One</title><content type='html'>I traveled down to Ecuador in January, moving through the dystopian world of
  25. multiple airports, finding my way to the
  26. &lt;a href=&quot;www.izhcayluma.com&quot;&gt;Hosteria Izhcayluma&lt;/a&gt;
  27. near the town of Vllcabamba far in the south. In a new environment my sketchbook
  28. becomes a way of opening, recording and getting engaged with the place. Here is
  29. the first page, which I left blank until the end. By then I knew what the
  30. essential image of the trip was. I wrote the place and dates in the colors of
  31. the Ecuadorian flag. I saw many rainbows there . . .
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  47. Getting started in the sketchbook is always a challenge.
  48. There is the jet lag and all the adjusting, and then it just takes courage to step into the unknown
  49. and take the drawing leap.
  50.  
  51. I felt tentative, afraid of making a mistake, telling myself I had to produce something - ugh.
  52.  
  53. With all this going on inside just touching the page, getting the pencil moving, beginning to look out, was what I needed.
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  55. Drawing is the act of connection. I waited until I felt drawn towards something, my eye followed the form, my pencil follwed my eye. I was in an alive conversation again.
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  57. I started with the frangipani plant just beyond my porch, taking on a single branch. I began with line, added watercolor and then wrote some words that described the process. The words for me complete the experience.
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  61. Gazing out at the soft green mountains and valleys, watching the weather move through. I drew with only the brush this time.
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  65. The century plant (agave) was right there in my view. I painted it a couple times, first precisely, then simpler, looser.
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  69. Then I took on the whole scene, writing the description at the end, which included a particular sound. . .
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  73. I picked up two dark pods, dropped from the Jacaranda tree nearby. No flowers blooming now, just these complex sculptural shapes to study. A couple days later I added the branch and some colorful words telling more of the Jacaranda story.
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  77. My traveling companion Laura and I took a walk along the Rio Chamba. I was struck by these huge moving grasses across the river. I paused and quickly sketched before continuing on. I also took a small video of the scene to remind me of the energy. Back in my room I added color and words, letting the three part fullness of the place speak.
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  81. Sitting in a restaurant in Vilcabamba looking out on patterned walls and roofs and the mountains beyond. I drew the basic elements with pencil and took a photo, then finihsed up the details later, walking that edge between precision and looseness. With the words I found the way it all connected.
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  85. Halfway through our time we traveled to the historic city of Cuenca. Getting there took five hours on winding roads in a shuttle bus moving through high mountains and valleys. I like to sketch in a small notebook when on the road, catching details as they flash past to record more fully later. Here is a page from my tiny notebook -
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  89. Eventually the winding road and my intense focus turned into intense nausea (yikes ). Amazingly Laura had some Dramamine in her backpack (hallelujah) and I was able to steady my insides and make it through. Here is what I saw along the road to Cuenca, painted when not in motion !
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  95. More images and stories to follow soon !
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  99. In the meantime take a look at my new expanded website - &lt;a href=&quot;barbarabash.com&quot;&gt;barbarabash.com&lt;/a&gt;
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This is the town&#39;s way of discouraging the overflow parking from the restaurants up the hill. My neighbors were unhappy about the parking and we were all frustrated by the ugly cone strategy.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;An artist friend recently encouraged me to turn the cones into an art installation and, being a suggestible soul, I went to work, happy to do something to beautify, cheer myself and maybe others, and bring some play into a contentious situation.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I started with pipe cleaners and some blue duct tape -&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--5qWoZrIa94/YT9UIKWtJPI/AAAAAAAABoQ/bMJq9EflU1QgOdRP5co9c5_JmsWAle7xQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/cone%2B1.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1200&quot; data-original-width=&quot;900&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--5qWoZrIa94/YT9UIKWtJPI/AAAAAAAABoQ/bMJq9EflU1QgOdRP5co9c5_JmsWAle7xQCLcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/cone%2B1.jpg&quot; width=&quot;480&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;But the pipe cleaners fell over in the wind so I switched to curly willow stalks, added some purple and aluminum tape, then wrapped some of the stalks with red tape (a la Christo) to enhance the flame like quality -&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kR9cYtes0Xg/YT9Ux0FXohI/AAAAAAAABoY/oiaGaPgopVI6AaCRNMPTtI7BoqdGwVkPwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/cone%2B2.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1200&quot; data-original-width=&quot;900&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kR9cYtes0Xg/YT9Ux0FXohI/AAAAAAAABoY/oiaGaPgopVI6AaCRNMPTtI7BoqdGwVkPwCLcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/cone%2B2.jpg&quot; width=&quot;480&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;Meanwhile a town truck showed up out of the blue and picked up all the cones (except mine which they probably assumed I owned ) and the overflow parking began again. So I offered to buy cones and decorate them for my frustrated neighbors and I got to work !&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mEtMttsVQQg/YT9VRbGIUNI/AAAAAAAABog/ovc1onxO-H8Iecmx9Zss73alB0lKHxOwACLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/cone%2B3.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1200&quot; data-original-width=&quot;900&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mEtMttsVQQg/YT9VRbGIUNI/AAAAAAAABog/ovc1onxO-H8Iecmx9Zss73alB0lKHxOwACLcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/cone%2B3.jpg&quot; width=&quot;480&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uqLTHNgRNmo/YT9VVbBaaiI/AAAAAAAABok/5fXTUje8JTM_0VzuGlVt_yH7zq1Nzl16ACLcBGAsYHQ/s1862/cone%2B4%2B.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1862&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1337&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uqLTHNgRNmo/YT9VVbBaaiI/AAAAAAAABok/5fXTUje8JTM_0VzuGlVt_yH7zq1Nzl16ACLcBGAsYHQ/w460-h640/cone%2B4%2B.jpg&quot; width=&quot;460&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2c85uWw_LIY/YT9VX7OF4NI/AAAAAAAABoo/E2ka6uEkZ0w7xs9MeGK68e5TGL4ULnaYACLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/cone%2B5%2B.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1200&quot; data-original-width=&quot;900&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2c85uWw_LIY/YT9VX7OF4NI/AAAAAAAABoo/E2ka6uEkZ0w7xs9MeGK68e5TGL4ULnaYACLcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/cone%2B5%2B.jpg&quot; width=&quot;480&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-v7JtGyfgAhg/YT9VbFOxZQI/AAAAAAAABos/ZYBs4kej2ek4AjiVotSo7WpLWIAIzRy2gCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/cone%2B6%2B.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1200&quot; data-original-width=&quot;900&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-v7JtGyfgAhg/YT9VbFOxZQI/AAAAAAAABos/ZYBs4kej2ek4AjiVotSo7WpLWIAIzRy2gCLcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/cone%2B6%2B.jpg&quot; width=&quot;480&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VUePbaLshlU/YT9W1U2w_8I/AAAAAAAABpM/tGyILSaLVWIv9LL995DFM-OU4vGCC6mqgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/cone%2B8.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1200&quot; data-original-width=&quot;900&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VUePbaLshlU/YT9W1U2w_8I/AAAAAAAABpM/tGyILSaLVWIv9LL995DFM-OU4vGCC6mqgCLcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/cone%2B8.jpg&quot; width=&quot;480&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-frlfx-sm3Mk/YT9W1sQzxZI/AAAAAAAABpQ/nnm50shK0Bg5oU4LjbjNHRq5bQpMo8pNQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/cone%2B7.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1200&quot; data-original-width=&quot;900&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-frlfx-sm3Mk/YT9W1sQzxZI/AAAAAAAABpQ/nnm50shK0Bg5oU4LjbjNHRq5bQpMo8pNQCLcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/cone%2B7.jpg&quot; width=&quot;480&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Some of my neighbors began to decorate the cones and collaboration happened. Now we have a lively offering on the street and enjoyment all around. Here are my friends Richard Lieberman and Susan Farkas picking up their cones -&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tHedabEweKI/YT9WC4QbnLI/AAAAAAAABo8/Hoyrb6Mnv98mJBB6Q8HyUFRnCUmE-X3HACLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/Richard%2B%2526%2BSusan.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1200&quot; data-original-width=&quot;900&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tHedabEweKI/YT9WC4QbnLI/AAAAAAAABo8/Hoyrb6Mnv98mJBB6Q8HyUFRnCUmE-X3HACLcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/Richard%2B%2526%2BSusan.jpg&quot; width=&quot;480&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Who knew that plastic cones could be such fun . . . ?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I keep fine tuning them, getting into interesting conversations with people walking by. Sometimes I go out in the dark to enhance - adjust - and embellish things further - it&#39;s a work in progress -&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Guerrilla art cones !&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-V6-RKpo17Q0/YT9WiJ1SGGI/AAAAAAAABpE/3i8N-rhfZCU5t9JSO9jqBEnc-sECoTVdgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/cones%2Bdown%2Bthe%2Bstreet.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1200&quot; data-original-width=&quot;724&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-V6-RKpo17Q0/YT9WiJ1SGGI/AAAAAAAABpE/3i8N-rhfZCU5t9JSO9jqBEnc-sECoTVdgCLcBGAsYHQ/w386-h640/cones%2Bdown%2Bthe%2Bstreet.jpg&quot; width=&quot;386&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;Also here is an fun virtual workshop I&#39;ll be doing October 2 &amp;amp; 3&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;AWAKE MIND : Writing / Drawing / Contemplating&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;teaching with my friend Victress Hitchcock. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;Looking forward to this lively exploration of words, images and meditative mind.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;For more information and to register -&amp;nbsp;&lt;a href=&quot;http://victresshitchcock.com&quot;&gt;victresshitchcock.com&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-u6Jh7Tobl-o/YT9YjczmG5I/AAAAAAAABpc/Z8vBck5LV7I1lf4jwsPappSFYBI6GglPgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1462/%2BNew%2BAwake%2BMind%2Bimage.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;979&quot; 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width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;And coming up September 4th &amp;amp; 5th&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;an interesting weekend virtual retreat I&#39;ll be doing -&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;AWAKE MIND : Writing, Drawing, Contemplating&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;Victress Hitchcock &amp;amp; Barbara Bash &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;Consider joining us ! &lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CXIYXBk71po/YPBJvq_3y5I/AAAAAAAABcY/V4kshcjvMmw-3dxayh71o05KscX_ug2tgCLcBGAsYHQ/s731/Awake%2BMind%2Bwebsite.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;410&quot; data-original-width=&quot;731&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CXIYXBk71po/YPBJvq_3y5I/AAAAAAAABcY/V4kshcjvMmw-3dxayh71o05KscX_ug2tgCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Awake%2BMind%2Bwebsite.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;For more information -&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.taramandala.org/programs-2/14200/awake-mind-writing-drawing-contemplating-virtual-retreat/&quot;&gt;https://www.taramandala.org/programs-2/14200/awake-mind-writing-drawing-contemplating-virtual-retreat/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/feeds/3359063737557798582/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2021/07/visitation.html#comment-form' title='5 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/3359063737557798582'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/3359063737557798582'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2021/07/visitation.html' title='Visitation'/><author><name>Barbara Bash</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/13095080887860627676</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='//3.bp.blogspot.com/_iT9yc-cj6y0/TCM_Rr8L6II/AAAAAAAAAEY/LN0_Bdp573w/S220-s113/bb+in+studio+cropped.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zivr8x26zKM/YPBHfyQDe9I/AAAAAAAABa0/adxp-_JJas4dzeCi9erOq4GE0_3cGHSswCLcBGAsYHQ/s72-w640-h264-c/visitation%2B%25231.jpeg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>5</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8304139337408955430.post-4339117383846086001</id><published>2021-06-12T15:17:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2021-06-12T15:17:40.547-04:00</updated><title type='text'>Expressive Brush - Making a Mark</title><content type='html'>&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;Here is a lively dialogue exploring &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;the origins of my brush practice, meeting Chogyam Trungpa&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;and beginning to work with bigger brushes in larger community settings.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;I was in conversation with Eric Archer, a wonderful artist and musician.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;At the end I did some on-the-spot creations which you can see below.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;How do we approach the page of our life ?&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;What is the experience of landing, connecting&amp;nbsp; and receiving insight ?&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;Following the brush the world is revealed.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;Enjoy . . .&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;iframe allowfullscreen=&quot;&quot; frameborder=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;315&quot; src=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/embed/frRN6yx5qi8&quot; width=&quot;560&quot;&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wMoQ84U7zq0/YMPT0ZRum5I/AAAAAAAABWE/5qqZ_r31k9kJdLNIE_O5GOKumsGdSj9HACLcBGAsYHQ/s1911/EB%2Bstroke.jpg&quot; 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I packed it anyway.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;Drawing can be such a connecting activity - with one&#39;s self and the world. But getting on the page is not that simple (I have written about this before ! )&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;I let my irritated, easily pressured part be there, along for the ride.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;It felt good to push off, glide away from shore - so quiet and yet full of insects pulsing, water moving, birds calling out.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;I pulled over close to the far shaded edge and was drawn in to the pattern of rocks lining the shore - then up to the hanging leaves - and close at hand in the water. I like to work in threes . . .&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;I drew with pencil - planning to drop in some color when back on land.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;Then I added a description of each element on the page.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Starting with rocks along the edge - mirrored . . .&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Following the leaves up the vine - climbing&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Clusters of bubbles - tiny - close - nameless.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AeZLxWg7ezE/XzaZGZJp7hI/AAAAAAAABLQ/ArYozYbwKmkITVdmsJ1galGXys9Sr5_mACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/river%2B%25231%2B.png&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1325&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2048&quot; height=&quot;518&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AeZLxWg7ezE/XzaZGZJp7hI/AAAAAAAABLQ/ArYozYbwKmkITVdmsJ1galGXys9Sr5_mACLcBGAsYHQ/w800-h518/river%2B%25231%2B.png&quot; width=&quot;800&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;I paddled across the water toward some grasses, which turned out to be young cattails on the bank.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;I worked my way down the page from the waving stalks to the broad rocks to the calm water.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Delicate cattails&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Smooth &amp;amp; lined stones&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Glassy slow flowing water&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;style&gt;Del&lt;!--
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  260. in residence for four months at Colorado College&lt;br /&gt;
  261. learning how to teach my mindfulness art practices online in this new world,&lt;br /&gt;
  262. also hosting NVC and circle practices for the college on zoom.&lt;br /&gt;
  263. Hopefully I&#39;ll be returning to the Hudson Valley in mid-May.&lt;br /&gt;
  264. &lt;br /&gt;
  265. I am sequestered in a nice old house near campus that is divided into&lt;br /&gt;
  266. apartments for visiting faculty, but I&#39;m the only one in the building these days.&lt;br /&gt;
  267. Here it is, surrounded by spring snow . . .&lt;br /&gt;
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  272. I couple of weeks ago I realized that the laundry room off the kitchen would make a nice studio -&lt;br /&gt;
  273. so I moved in - stretched out ! It is sunny and spacious with big tables and a washer and dryer of course. I do my brush work here and my zoom calls, as well as African dance classes and even&lt;br /&gt;
  274. some cello playing (rented one in town).&lt;br /&gt;
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  285. I put some lively letters on the wall -&lt;br /&gt;
  286. always good to have the alphabet at my back . . .&lt;br /&gt;
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  291. I am taking walks each day with my face mask on,&lt;br /&gt;
  292. staying in contact - with myself - with others - with the world -&lt;br /&gt;
  293. and the creative spirit through it all . . .&lt;br /&gt;
  294. &lt;br /&gt;
  295. Here is one of the little books I&#39;ve made recently.&lt;br /&gt;
  296. using fragments of big brush strokes for the imagery.&lt;br /&gt;
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  298. May this journey nourish you during these difficult times.&amp;nbsp; &lt;br /&gt;
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  330. Creativity &amp;amp; Innovation, offering my art practices widely.&lt;br /&gt;
  331. &lt;br /&gt;
  332. Last week I attended a dance performance at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs&lt;br /&gt;
  333. by the Guangdong Modern Dance Company from China.&lt;br /&gt;
  334. &lt;br /&gt;
  335. The first part of the evening was movement inspired by Chinese calligraphy.&lt;br /&gt;
  336. The writing styles were projected on the stage wall as the dancers moved.&lt;br /&gt;
  337. &lt;br /&gt;
  338. As the house lights dimmed I opened my sketchbook&lt;br /&gt;
  339. and did blind contour drawing - in the dark !&lt;br /&gt;
  340. Later I added some color and words. &lt;br /&gt;
  341. &lt;br /&gt;
  342. After the concert I went searching for the scripts that had inspired the choreographer.&lt;br /&gt;
  343. &lt;br /&gt;
  344. &lt;b&gt;Oracle bone script&amp;nbsp;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  345. Carved onto tortoise shells and used for divination&lt;br /&gt;
  346. (by sticking a hot needle in the shell and interpreting the pattern of cracks&lt;b&gt;)&lt;/b&gt;.&lt;b&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  347. Here is an oracle bone inscription from the Bronze Age (1339 - 1281 BCE) .&lt;br /&gt;
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  352. The dancers movements were symmetrical - abrupt - balanced.&lt;br /&gt;
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  357. &lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wgdSgK1MiYo/XjrgaQrfqqI/AAAAAAAABE4/xBgPoL3LnfIGTX0R-UPixtLh4-Q930ayACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/beyond%2Bcalligraphy%2B%25231.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1050&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1600&quot; height=&quot;420&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wgdSgK1MiYo/XjrgaQrfqqI/AAAAAAAABE4/xBgPoL3LnfIGTX0R-UPixtLh4-Q930ayACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/beyond%2Bcalligraphy%2B%25231.png&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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  359. &lt;b&gt;&lt;/b&gt;
  360. &lt;b&gt;Regular script&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  361. Emperor Hui-Sung of the Sung Dynasty (1082-1135) was a gifted artist with a personal style&lt;br /&gt;
  362. he named &quot;slender golden thread&quot;. He was also a disastrous ruler because of his dedication to&lt;br /&gt;
  363. aesthetic pleasures. During his reign the country was overrun by Jurchen forces, ending the&lt;br /&gt;
  364. Sung dynasty. He and his family were taken prisoners.&lt;br /&gt;
  365. Here is an example of his elegant writing . . .&lt;br /&gt;
  366. &lt;br /&gt;
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  368. &lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lAGSuBm3D9s/XjrhO2ozNbI/AAAAAAAABFE/KtrCbxbawAcuUvlQYaEJH3i7BdIodgMSwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/regular%2Bscript.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1149&quot; data-original-width=&quot;723&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lAGSuBm3D9s/XjrhO2ozNbI/AAAAAAAABFE/KtrCbxbawAcuUvlQYaEJH3i7BdIodgMSwCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/regular%2Bscript.png&quot; width=&quot;402&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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  370. The dancers movements were sharp and spotlighted -&lt;br /&gt;
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  373. &lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-K8Pe4DdTgPQ/XjrhYh1MZuI/AAAAAAAABFI/xgH_UPtIE7EFugRV1Z0jCS-6jePBtwgtQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/beyond%2Bcalligraphy%2B%25232.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1060&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1600&quot; height=&quot;424&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-K8Pe4DdTgPQ/XjrhYh1MZuI/AAAAAAAABFI/xgH_UPtIE7EFugRV1Z0jCS-6jePBtwgtQCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/beyond%2Bcalligraphy%2B%25232.png&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  374. &lt;br /&gt;
  375. &lt;b&gt;Cursive script&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  376. Huai Su (737 - 799) was a calligrapher and monk in the T&#39;ang Dynasty who was fond of wine&lt;br /&gt;
  377. and wrote quickly and beautifully while drunk. He was poor and did not have the money to buy&lt;br /&gt;
  378. paper so he planted banana trees and used the leaves for writing.&lt;br /&gt;
  379. He is one of the most renowned writers of the cursive script.&lt;br /&gt;
  380. He called his writing &quot;the calligraphy of an intoxicated immortal.&quot;&lt;br /&gt;
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  384. &lt;br /&gt;
  385. The dancers movements were fluid and connecting.&lt;br /&gt;
  386. My pen did not leave the page . . .&lt;br /&gt;
  387. &lt;br /&gt;
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  390. &lt;br /&gt;
  391. The second half of the program was titled &quot;Ink Wash Painting&quot;.&lt;br /&gt;
  392. Long banners hung down with soft washes of overlapping mountains projected on the fabric.&lt;br /&gt;
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  396. &lt;br /&gt;
  397. Here the banners reflected patterns of water.&lt;br /&gt;
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  402. All the dancers took a bow at the end,&lt;br /&gt;
  403. standing solemnly in a long line,&lt;br /&gt;
  404. bending over together&lt;br /&gt;
  405. all the way to the ground.&lt;br /&gt;
  406. &lt;br /&gt;
  407. &lt;br /&gt;
  408. Here is a video of some clips from the performance -&lt;br /&gt;
  409. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtJyB-EtfOE&quot;&gt;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtJyB-EtfOE &lt;/a&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/feeds/3220403962855759177/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2020/02/beyond-calligraphy.html#comment-form' title='4 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/3220403962855759177'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/3220403962855759177'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2020/02/beyond-calligraphy.html' title='Beyond Calligraphy'/><author><name>Barbara Bash</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/13095080887860627676</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='//3.bp.blogspot.com/_iT9yc-cj6y0/TCM_Rr8L6II/AAAAAAAAAEY/LN0_Bdp573w/S220-s113/bb+in+studio+cropped.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wGSUUHuAZlE/XjrgNnVt3JI/AAAAAAAABE0/0cPo5ihPt20QRQXnet0w2dj6CV_qNsH2gCLcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/oracle%2Bbone.png" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>4</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8304139337408955430.post-2322110910732022239</id><published>2019-09-09T09:34:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2019-09-09T09:34:21.308-04:00</updated><title type='text'>Plein Air</title><content type='html'>This past weekend I participated in a Plein Air Paint Out&lt;br /&gt;
  410. in the hamlet of High Falls, New York where I live.&lt;br /&gt;
  411. &lt;br /&gt;
  412. Fifteen local artists placed themselves around the town and painted all day.&lt;br /&gt;
  413. At the end of the afternoon all the work that was created was auctioned off&lt;br /&gt;
  414. to support the good work of the &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.highfallsconservancy.org/&quot;&gt;High Falls Conservancy&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.blogger.com/null&quot;&gt;.&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  415. &lt;br /&gt;
  416. I decided to sit behind my house at a little beach along the Rondout Creek.&lt;br /&gt;
  417. I had wanted to paint here all summer, but you know how it goes . . .&lt;br /&gt;
  418. &lt;br /&gt;
  419. Even so I resisted, felt not up to it, too tired.&lt;br /&gt;
  420. I trudged down to the spot and sat there gazing, waiting to see what called me. &lt;br /&gt;
  421. And then the world began to open.&lt;br /&gt;
  422. &lt;br /&gt;
  423. I worked quickly, lightly, with pencil and watercolor.&lt;br /&gt;
  424. The words that emerged and landed on the page brought forth the insight,&lt;br /&gt;
  425. sealed the moment.&lt;br /&gt;
  426. &lt;br /&gt;
  427. Friends stopped by and checked in.&lt;br /&gt;
  428. There were also long stretches of quiet creation.&lt;br /&gt;
  429. Here is what came through . . .&lt;br /&gt;
  430. &lt;br /&gt;
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  432. &lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-e4reWj1NURw/XXZP4DoXpEI/AAAAAAAABDQ/gaadqX_KTbYjdqa3O6QPBexMiUrY4eHGQCLcBGAs/s1600/trees%2Bstretching.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1600&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1041&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-e4reWj1NURw/XXZP4DoXpEI/AAAAAAAABDQ/gaadqX_KTbYjdqa3O6QPBexMiUrY4eHGQCLcBGAs/s640/trees%2Bstretching.png&quot; width=&quot;416&quot; /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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  446. &lt;br /&gt;
  447. Right at the end this last one emerged - a visual haiku -&lt;br /&gt;
  448. speaking to the nature of this river - pure and impure -&lt;br /&gt;
  449. and the world. &lt;br /&gt;
  450. &lt;br /&gt;
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  452. &lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_-WIDsabAgs/XXZQlK4bqgI/AAAAAAAABDo/lAVaGtwHKeMYooeC7kBSqNLSntt_clIRwCLcBGAs/s1600/new%2Bpure%2B%2526%2Bimpure.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1182&quot; data-original-width=&quot;922&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_-WIDsabAgs/XXZQlK4bqgI/AAAAAAAABDo/lAVaGtwHKeMYooeC7kBSqNLSntt_clIRwCLcBGAs/s640/new%2Bpure%2B%2526%2Bimpure.png&quot; width=&quot;498&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  453. &lt;br /&gt;
  454. Thank you to Richard and Carole Eppley and Chris Seubert for organizing it all&lt;br /&gt;
  455. and getting me out there doing what I really want to do ! </content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/feeds/2322110910732022239/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2019/09/plein-air.html#comment-form' title='11 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/2322110910732022239'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/2322110910732022239'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2019/09/plein-air.html' title='Plein Air'/><author><name>Barbara Bash</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/13095080887860627676</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='//3.bp.blogspot.com/_iT9yc-cj6y0/TCM_Rr8L6II/AAAAAAAAAEY/LN0_Bdp573w/S220-s113/bb+in+studio+cropped.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-e4reWj1NURw/XXZP4DoXpEI/AAAAAAAABDQ/gaadqX_KTbYjdqa3O6QPBexMiUrY4eHGQCLcBGAs/s72-c/trees%2Bstretching.png" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>11</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8304139337408955430.post-5839493717370582158</id><published>2019-07-30T10:05:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2019-07-30T10:05:30.710-04:00</updated><title type='text'>Free Writing</title><content type='html'>I was recently asked to create some calligraphies of buddhist slogans&lt;br /&gt;
  456. to be auctioned off at a fundraiser during the annual Family Camp&lt;br /&gt;
  457. at Karme Choling, a retreat center in Vermont.&lt;br /&gt;
  458. &lt;br /&gt;
  459. I happily agreed because it gave me a way to contribute and support&lt;br /&gt;
  460. this good gathering and place.&lt;br /&gt;
  461. &lt;br /&gt;
  462. Years ago, living in Boulder, Colorado, I did a lot of calligraphic commissions,&lt;br /&gt;
  463. writing out wide ranging quotes for clients.&lt;br /&gt;
  464. My creative work since then had shifted to a more personal voice&lt;br /&gt;
  465. and big abstract brushstroke expression.&lt;br /&gt;
  466. &lt;br /&gt;
  467. Over two days I free associated with these words,&lt;br /&gt;
  468. letting the alphabetic forms and brushstrokes dance together.&lt;br /&gt;
  469. I felt happy catching this fresh life, bringing together brightness, color, form, expression.&lt;br /&gt;
  470. &lt;br /&gt;
  471. Memories arose from my years being a &quot;Calligrapher to the Court&quot;&lt;br /&gt;
  472. during the alive time of Chogyam Trungpa&#39;s presence in America.&lt;br /&gt;
  473. I touched again the deep role of &quot;calligrapher as channel&quot;,&lt;br /&gt;
  474. bringing vision into form - and the well being inherent in the task.&lt;br /&gt;
  475. &lt;br /&gt;
  476. I also wondered - where is my Court now ?&lt;br /&gt;
  477. &lt;br /&gt;
  478. Then I realized - it&#39;s the world.&amp;nbsp; &lt;br /&gt;
  479. &lt;br /&gt;
  480. Here they are - offered out - enjoy . . .&lt;br /&gt;
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  510. &lt;br /&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/feeds/5839493717370582158/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2019/07/free-writing.html#comment-form' title='2 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/5839493717370582158'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/5839493717370582158'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2019/07/free-writing.html' title='Free Writing'/><author><name>Barbara Bash</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/13095080887860627676</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='//3.bp.blogspot.com/_iT9yc-cj6y0/TCM_Rr8L6II/AAAAAAAAAEY/LN0_Bdp573w/S220-s113/bb+in+studio+cropped.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-O1qnQ1SyF-A/XUBLvNNQN2I/AAAAAAAABBg/xM6uucMUMIwpcXvBWbzrpi8RwihgQFA3gCLcBGAs/s72-c/become%2Bwho%2Byou%2Bare.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>2</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8304139337408955430.post-6017869312804648819</id><published>2019-05-15T17:00:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2019-05-15T17:06:27.718-04:00</updated><title type='text'>A Frog Story</title><content type='html'>I knelt down to clean the little pond by the front door&lt;br /&gt;
  511. and right there at the edge was a frog&lt;br /&gt;
  512. looking straight up at me.&lt;br /&gt;
  513. I paused.&lt;br /&gt;
  514. It did not bolt away.&lt;br /&gt;
  515. I knelt closer and said some things&lt;br /&gt;
  516. about spring and welcoming&lt;br /&gt;
  517. and appreciating its presence.&lt;br /&gt;
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  520. Then I reached out slowly&lt;br /&gt;
  521. and touched its smooth forehead,&lt;br /&gt;
  522. stroking it softly,&lt;br /&gt;
  523. and we had a long moment of interspecies exchange.&lt;br /&gt;
  524. Then I went back to cleaning the pond&lt;br /&gt;
  525. and the frog went back to hiding close by.&lt;br /&gt;
  526. &lt;br /&gt;
  527. Searching for a misplaced pump filter&lt;br /&gt;
  528. I stretched my arm down to the bottom of the pond,&lt;br /&gt;
  529. feeling around in the murky cold dark&lt;br /&gt;
  530. and brushed up against a huge slippery frog leg.&lt;br /&gt;
  531. &lt;br /&gt;
  532. Reaching for the net I scooped out&lt;br /&gt;
  533. the biggest bullfrog I&#39;d ever seen - dead -&lt;br /&gt;
  534. eleven inches tip to toe.&lt;br /&gt;
  535. &lt;br /&gt;
  536. Must have been the king of this spot&lt;br /&gt;
  537. in charge - in place -&lt;br /&gt;
  538. staying put through the winter.&lt;br /&gt;
  539. But the rubber lining didn&#39;t allow for digging down in the mud&lt;br /&gt;
  540. and life got colder and colder.&lt;br /&gt;
  541. &lt;br /&gt;
  542. I laid the great grey luminous corpse in the woods under a bush. &lt;br /&gt;
  543. Time to sink down truly now.&lt;br /&gt;
  544. &lt;br /&gt;
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  546. &lt;a href=&quot;https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CDA6_2FP-OY/XNx8pzsHiZI/AAAAAAAABAc/pYST-ClwsaEI1Yy01PGxeI1B0Jv7iBI2gCLcBGAs/s1600/sinking%2Bdown.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1248&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1600&quot; height=&quot;498&quot; src=&quot;https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CDA6_2FP-OY/XNx8pzsHiZI/AAAAAAAABAc/pYST-ClwsaEI1Yy01PGxeI1B0Jv7iBI2gCLcBGAs/s640/sinking%2Bdown.png&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  547. &lt;br /&gt;
  548. It&#39;s a new season with a new frog.&lt;br /&gt;
  549. The old powers gone away.&lt;br /&gt;
  550. Reaching down in the muddy depths.&lt;br /&gt;
  551. Honoring what was found there.&lt;br /&gt;
  552. Starting over fresh. &lt;br /&gt;
  553. &lt;br /&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/feeds/6017869312804648819/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2019/05/a-frog-story.html#comment-form' title='10 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/6017869312804648819'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/6017869312804648819'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2019/05/a-frog-story.html' title='A Frog Story'/><author><name>Barbara Bash</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/13095080887860627676</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='//3.bp.blogspot.com/_iT9yc-cj6y0/TCM_Rr8L6II/AAAAAAAAAEY/LN0_Bdp573w/S220-s113/bb+in+studio+cropped.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-K4BsMXlXGFI/XNx7aakCPaI/AAAAAAAABAQ/T6bCpaaCBt8hFq8RLmIuQP00q6aYJ8UhwCLcBGAs/s72-c/frog%2Bwatching%2B150%2Bdpi%2Bsmaller.png" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>10</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8304139337408955430.post-1058052985421773643</id><published>2019-02-10T18:29:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2019-02-10T18:29:15.282-05:00</updated><title type='text'>Earth Boar banners</title><content type='html'>&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  554. Each year I create banners for &lt;a href=&quot;http://skylake.shambhala.org/&quot;&gt;Sky Lake Meditation Center&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  555. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  556. for Tibetan New Year / Losar / Shambhala Day.&lt;br /&gt;
  557. This year the celebration was on February 5th.&lt;br /&gt;
  558. &amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;
  559. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  560. I begin by going on the internet to gather ideas&lt;br /&gt;
  561. for the animal and element of the year.&lt;br /&gt;
  562. Then I start to sketch out designs and play with the banner form.&lt;br /&gt;
  563. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  564. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  565. &amp;nbsp;This year, 2019, is the Earth Boar / Earth Pig / Earth Sow year . &lt;/div&gt;
  566. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  567. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  568. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  569. The banners measured 22&quot; x 6&#39; and were painted on an earthy red fabric. &lt;/div&gt;
  570. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  571. The paint was sumi ink and white acrylic.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;
  572. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  573. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  574. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  575. I started with ancient Chinese pictograms. &lt;br /&gt;
  576. There is something so distilled and essential about these shapes. &lt;/div&gt;
  577. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  578. I combined the pictogram for Earth and Pig&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;
  579. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  580. so that they shared a common line in the center.&lt;br /&gt;
  581. &lt;br /&gt;
  582. &lt;/div&gt;
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  588. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  589. Next I let the letters stack and interact&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;
  590. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  591. using a contemporary form of the Medieval Uncial alphabet&lt;br /&gt;
  592. that seemed to fit with the shape of pigs. &lt;/div&gt;
  593. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  594. The boar head became a decorative touch.&lt;br /&gt;
  595. &lt;br /&gt;
  596. &lt;/div&gt;
  597. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  598. &lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  599. &lt;a href=&quot;https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IalgzV7a4d8/XGCs14MJ9QI/AAAAAAAAA-M/O93EkIFrucc7giLU8Q_zEAZy-z2wbv1ogCLcBGAs/s1600/earth%2Bboar%2B%25232.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1600&quot; data-original-width=&quot;499&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IalgzV7a4d8/XGCs14MJ9QI/AAAAAAAAA-M/O93EkIFrucc7giLU8Q_zEAZy-z2wbv1ogCLcBGAs/s640/earth%2Bboar%2B%25232.jpg&quot; width=&quot;198&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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  602. &lt;/div&gt;
  603. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  604. Then a lively italic script took charge&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;
  605. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  606. and the boar became mask-like and mysterious.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;
  607. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  608. &lt;br /&gt;
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  610. &lt;a href=&quot;https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ezToLfamfqk/XGCtApvws7I/AAAAAAAAA-U/A-9GtKlWV0E6bmNNrtsvbTnSEz9G7uEeQCLcBGAs/s1600/earth%2Bboar%2B%25233.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1600&quot; data-original-width=&quot;516&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ezToLfamfqk/XGCtApvws7I/AAAAAAAAA-U/A-9GtKlWV0E6bmNNrtsvbTnSEz9G7uEeQCLcBGAs/s640/earth%2Bboar%2B%25233.jpg&quot; width=&quot;206&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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  613. &lt;/div&gt;
  614. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  615. Here the numerals dominated&lt;/div&gt;
  616. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  617. and created spaces and edges to play within.&lt;/div&gt;
  618. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  619. &lt;br /&gt;
  620. &lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  621. &lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IRHJPldpF1w/XGCtJ0o5P7I/AAAAAAAAA-c/7nEX6VmimDMJcM0sM2EYJrFJvFDMX2kiwCLcBGAs/s1600/earth%2Bpig%2B%25234.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1600&quot; data-original-width=&quot;500&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IRHJPldpF1w/XGCtJ0o5P7I/AAAAAAAAA-c/7nEX6VmimDMJcM0sM2EYJrFJvFDMX2kiwCLcBGAs/s640/earth%2Bpig%2B%25234.jpg&quot; width=&quot;198&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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  624. &lt;/div&gt;
  625. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  626. Then some pigs showed up -&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;
  627. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  628. floating and connected by a thread of vertical letters.&lt;/div&gt;
  629. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  630. &lt;br /&gt;
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  632. &lt;a href=&quot;https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-shmq3A7hEhQ/XGCtYmWl48I/AAAAAAAAA-k/WH1PpkZGNpY_oR17xb6dBQ2alUm_XylhgCLcBGAs/s1600/earth%2Bpig%2B%25235.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1600&quot; data-original-width=&quot;496&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-shmq3A7hEhQ/XGCtYmWl48I/AAAAAAAAA-k/WH1PpkZGNpY_oR17xb6dBQ2alUm_XylhgCLcBGAs/s640/earth%2Bpig%2B%25235.jpg&quot; width=&quot;198&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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  635. &lt;/div&gt;
  636. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  637. And Earth Mountains appeared&amp;nbsp; &lt;/div&gt;
  638. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  639. with the boar and numerals becoming a kind of seal chop at the bottom.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;
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  646. &lt;/div&gt;
  647. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  648. And finally - leaping and running pigs.&lt;/div&gt;
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  653. &lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-COucPg1flic/XGCt5Z6vgkI/AAAAAAAAA-0/y1a0_25ewdoYdRzKGP32skUkIU763oe2QCLcBGAs/s1600/pigs%2Brunning%2B%25237.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;482&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1600&quot; height=&quot;192&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-COucPg1flic/XGCt5Z6vgkI/AAAAAAAAA-0/y1a0_25ewdoYdRzKGP32skUkIU763oe2QCLcBGAs/s640/pigs%2Brunning%2B%25237.jpg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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  657. &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  658. May this year bring us all some enlivening wisdom&lt;br /&gt;
  659. and steady perseverance ! &lt;/div&gt;
  660. </content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/feeds/1058052985421773643/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2019/02/earth-boar-banners.html#comment-form' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/1058052985421773643'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/1058052985421773643'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2019/02/earth-boar-banners.html' title='Earth Boar banners'/><author><name>Barbara Bash</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/13095080887860627676</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='//3.bp.blogspot.com/_iT9yc-cj6y0/TCM_Rr8L6II/AAAAAAAAAEY/LN0_Bdp573w/S220-s113/bb+in+studio+cropped.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vmENTLJKD2E/XGCsnZdHuEI/AAAAAAAAA-I/ptH9FEUQg4I-fOuJX8GIE6FZN50fpNkMQCLcBGAs/s72-c/earth%2Bboar%2Bpictogram%2B%25231%2B.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8304139337408955430.post-9119835731497047984</id><published>2019-01-21T15:14:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2019-01-22T06:33:27.257-05:00</updated><title type='text'>Under the Mango Tree</title><content type='html'>I spent two and a half weeks in Guinea, West Africa this December into January -&lt;br /&gt;
  661. dancing, painting, batiking, conversing in French, engaging with this completely&lt;br /&gt;
  662. different world.&lt;br /&gt;
  663. &lt;br /&gt;
  664. One morning we got up at 5 am to drive from our house in Conakry the capital to&lt;br /&gt;
  665. the town of Kindia (four hours away). We needed to leave before the main road&lt;br /&gt;
  666. was closed for the monthly sweeping. Filling two big cars, along with police escorts&lt;br /&gt;
  667. and drivers, we hobbled over rutted roads and through thick traffic in the dark.&lt;br /&gt;
  668. But we were stopped just one car back from the barricade - almost made it, not quite.&lt;br /&gt;
  669. There would be a four hour wait now until the road was re-opened.&lt;br /&gt;
  670. &lt;br /&gt;
  671. The sky slowly began to lighten. We were surrounded by crowds of milling people.&lt;br /&gt;
  672. Eventually we got out of the cars and walked ten minutes (a fortunate proximity)&lt;br /&gt;
  673. to our balafon teacher&#39;s house on a quiet street. Her extended family began to gather -&lt;br /&gt;
  674. first wife, daughters and husbands, children and grandchildren of all ages.&lt;br /&gt;
  675. &lt;br /&gt;
  676. We sat in the open courtyard under a big mango tree as Djeli Guineé graciously&lt;br /&gt;
  677. served us Nescafe with Gloria evaporated milk, boiled eggs, baguettes and sweet&lt;br /&gt;
  678. rice pudding.&lt;br /&gt;
  679. &lt;br /&gt;
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  681. &lt;a href=&quot;https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dXx7MlK5yWc/XEYM0KXMCRI/AAAAAAAAA6Y/xbc22y4KCBw2iYvqHlyZd73SgwVB4cKGQCLcBGAs/s1600/Djeli%2BGuinee.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;750&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1125&quot; height=&quot;426&quot; src=&quot;https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dXx7MlK5yWc/XEYM0KXMCRI/AAAAAAAAA6Y/xbc22y4KCBw2iYvqHlyZd73SgwVB4cKGQCLcBGAs/s640/Djeli%2BGuinee.png&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  682. &lt;br /&gt;
  683. We sat - and watched - and were watched.&lt;br /&gt;
  684. Others in our group began to engage with the family.&lt;br /&gt;
  685. I held back. I relaxed. I waited.&lt;br /&gt;
  686. &lt;br /&gt;
  687. Then I pulled out the sketchbook and held it on my lap.&lt;br /&gt;
  688. Could I chance it - opening to this visual dance with the world?&lt;br /&gt;
  689. What to draw ? How to connect ?&lt;br /&gt;
  690. &lt;br /&gt;
  691. I caught the eye of one of the boys and gestured that he come near.&lt;br /&gt;
  692. &lt;br /&gt;
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  694. &lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nUB-JrpVJs4/XEYNbshRPqI/AAAAAAAAA6g/UMy6QumzcNosweWRtI6lNUgi5G_sucESgCLcBGAs/s1600/boy.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;750&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1125&quot; height=&quot;426&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nUB-JrpVJs4/XEYNbshRPqI/AAAAAAAAA6g/UMy6QumzcNosweWRtI6lNUgi5G_sucESgCLcBGAs/s640/boy.png&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  695. &lt;br /&gt;
  696. He hesitated, &quot;Moi?&quot;&lt;br /&gt;
  697. I nodded and he stepped towards me.&lt;br /&gt;
  698. &lt;br /&gt;
  699. I opened the book and then, as the other children gathered around, began to draw&lt;br /&gt;
  700. the big Mango tree arching over our heads.&lt;br /&gt;
  701. &lt;br /&gt;
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  703. &lt;a href=&quot;https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LbFbVXGlQFU/XEb_C4Qi3uI/AAAAAAAAA8A/L0FedeWT0UcTskLsM3VU3Nd11MQBimkCwCLcBGAs/s1600/beginning%2Bto%2Bdraw.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1600&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1067&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LbFbVXGlQFU/XEb_C4Qi3uI/AAAAAAAAA8A/L0FedeWT0UcTskLsM3VU3Nd11MQBimkCwCLcBGAs/s640/beginning%2Bto%2Bdraw.png&quot; width=&quot;426&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  704. &lt;br /&gt;
  705. &lt;br /&gt;
  706. Quick fresh pencil lines of branches (bois)&lt;br /&gt;
  707. and lively clusters of leaves (feuilles) appeared. A noisy rooster and chicks took shape&lt;br /&gt;
  708. near the trunk. I drew the roots and remarked that they reminded me of serpents&lt;br /&gt;
  709. and then I drew one among the meandering lines, head lifted and alert.&lt;br /&gt;
  710. Everyone was quiet viewing this - a shadow presence showing up.&lt;br /&gt;
  711. &lt;br /&gt;
  712. I began to write each child&#39;s name in the space around the tree.&lt;br /&gt;
  713. The boy who had first joined me called out each letter and corrected my spelling.&lt;br /&gt;
  714. Each child watched intently as their written presence magically appeared on the page.&lt;br /&gt;
  715. &lt;br /&gt;
  716. Then I opened the watercolor set, brought out my brushes and started to paint.&lt;br /&gt;
  717. &lt;br /&gt;
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  719. &lt;a href=&quot;https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mWOOLRj98c4/XEYOzOQbCfI/AAAAAAAAA6s/5279jcIC700HaLuysrQDKSfgryWM2ZuLQCLcBGAs/s1600/mango%2Btree%2Bleaves.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;591&quot; data-original-width=&quot;732&quot; height=&quot;322&quot; src=&quot;https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mWOOLRj98c4/XEYOzOQbCfI/AAAAAAAAA6s/5279jcIC700HaLuysrQDKSfgryWM2ZuLQCLcBGAs/s400/mango%2Btree%2Bleaves.png&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  720. &lt;br /&gt;
  721. I did not color in the serpent. I told everyone that it was a phantom - &quot;fantastique&quot; .&lt;br /&gt;
  722. I knew something had shown up that was unsettling for them yet needed to be honored.&lt;br /&gt;
  723. &lt;br /&gt;
  724. &lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  725. &lt;a href=&quot;https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BrhUkHYljKQ/XEYR1od39-I/AAAAAAAAA7Q/eCo__Q47PQYsMEgy2LImBBxeDheoE8cqACLcBGAs/s1600/mango%2Btree%2Bserpent.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;357&quot; data-original-width=&quot;462&quot; height=&quot;308&quot; src=&quot;https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BrhUkHYljKQ/XEYR1od39-I/AAAAAAAAA7Q/eCo__Q47PQYsMEgy2LImBBxeDheoE8cqACLcBGAs/s400/mango%2Btree%2Bserpent.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  726. &lt;br /&gt;
  727. Then I mixed a transparent wash and painted over each name with a brushstroke like a wave.&lt;br /&gt;
  728. I let each child choose what color they wanted to adorn their name.&lt;br /&gt;
  729. The name waves floated around the tree.&lt;br /&gt;
  730. &lt;br /&gt;
  731. &lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  732. &lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hKTdHVq7XKo/XEYSZqdoGII/AAAAAAAAA7Y/Qh2kGJUXFZAB1wwtwDBUsm8hFBn8lMxXQCLcBGAs/s1600/mango%2Btree%2Bnames%2Band%2Brooster.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;837&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1092&quot; height=&quot;306&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hKTdHVq7XKo/XEYSZqdoGII/AAAAAAAAA7Y/Qh2kGJUXFZAB1wwtwDBUsm8hFBn8lMxXQCLcBGAs/s400/mango%2Btree%2Bnames%2Band%2Brooster.png&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  733. &lt;br /&gt;
  734. I wrote &quot;MANGÉ&quot; in the center and the place and date in the corner of the page.&lt;br /&gt;
  735. &lt;br /&gt;
  736. The children gathered around me as I held up the completed spread.&lt;br /&gt;
  737. &lt;br /&gt;
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  739. &lt;a href=&quot;https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CRkxDKbbrwM/XEYTLTDEnWI/AAAAAAAAA7k/gsvnjVx2WUkQUM979HbBp-qiblnU6cULgCLcBGAs/s1600/mango%2Btree.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1027&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1600&quot; height=&quot;410&quot; src=&quot;https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CRkxDKbbrwM/XEYTLTDEnWI/AAAAAAAAA7k/gsvnjVx2WUkQUM979HbBp-qiblnU6cULgCLcBGAs/s640/mango%2Btree.png&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  740. &lt;br /&gt;
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  743. &lt;a href=&quot;https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZgtbKwkBAV0/XEYS9NTskBI/AAAAAAAAA7g/8eZ-QqGpWpgmB1VJG2wZJDBaKeESKYc4ACLcBGAs/s1600/complete%2Bpage.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;750&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1125&quot; height=&quot;426&quot; src=&quot;https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZgtbKwkBAV0/XEYS9NTskBI/AAAAAAAAA7g/8eZ-QqGpWpgmB1VJG2wZJDBaKeESKYc4ACLcBGAs/s640/complete%2Bpage.jpg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  744. &lt;br /&gt;
  745. All of us gathered - under the tree - on the page - in this moment - complete.&lt;br /&gt;
  746. &lt;br /&gt;
  747. &lt;br /&gt;
  748. (Thanks to Elise Gold for taking the photos ! )&lt;br /&gt;
  749. &lt;br /&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/feeds/9119835731497047984/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2019/01/under-mango-tree.html#comment-form' title='7 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/9119835731497047984'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/9119835731497047984'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2019/01/under-mango-tree.html' title='Under the Mango Tree'/><author><name>Barbara Bash</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/13095080887860627676</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='//3.bp.blogspot.com/_iT9yc-cj6y0/TCM_Rr8L6II/AAAAAAAAAEY/LN0_Bdp573w/S220-s113/bb+in+studio+cropped.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dXx7MlK5yWc/XEYM0KXMCRI/AAAAAAAAA6Y/xbc22y4KCBw2iYvqHlyZd73SgwVB4cKGQCLcBGAs/s72-c/Djeli%2BGuinee.png" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>7</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8304139337408955430.post-9059035216424918582</id><published>2018-12-21T09:12:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2018-12-21T09:12:23.291-05:00</updated><title type='text'>Wandering on Inish Mor</title><content type='html'>I took a ferry out to Inish Mor,&lt;br /&gt;
  750. the largest of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland.&lt;br /&gt;
  751. I explored its ancient fields and low hills,&lt;br /&gt;
  752. steering away from the weekend crowds gathering at the dramatic forts,&lt;br /&gt;
  753. wandering instead through lonely tumbled down stone enclosures&lt;br /&gt;
  754. and early Christian ruins.&lt;br /&gt;
  755. &lt;br /&gt;
  756. One day I walked for hours as the cyclists and cars whizzed past&lt;br /&gt;
  757. and the tourist horse carriages clip clopped by.&lt;br /&gt;
  758. I was moving slower than everyone.&lt;br /&gt;
  759. &lt;br /&gt;
  760. Then I got off the road and followed a grassy path through the fields.&lt;br /&gt;
  761. &lt;br /&gt;
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  763. &lt;a href=&quot;https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-stdGPx5ak4c/XBzxbSdqQ9I/AAAAAAAAA5g/CRyjaE9rfqcwbwtPUBC3kRFM6IWzu7SvQCLcBGAs/s1600/wandering%2B%25231.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1600&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1589&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-stdGPx5ak4c/XBzxbSdqQ9I/AAAAAAAAA5g/CRyjaE9rfqcwbwtPUBC3kRFM6IWzu7SvQCLcBGAs/s640/wandering%2B%25231.png&quot; width=&quot;634&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  764. &lt;br /&gt;
  765. I was looking for a corbelled beehive hut, a clochán dry stone house,&lt;br /&gt;
  766. believed to have been home to solitary monks in early Christian times.&lt;br /&gt;
  767. &lt;br /&gt;
  768. When I found the beehive there was no one around.&lt;br /&gt;
  769. This was a quiet place.&lt;br /&gt;
  770. &lt;br /&gt;
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  773. &lt;br /&gt;
  774. I knelt down to enter its oval form.&lt;br /&gt;
  775. The opening was low.&lt;br /&gt;
  776. I crawled inside.&lt;br /&gt;
  777. &lt;br /&gt;
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  779. &lt;a href=&quot;https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JL2mz3NKV20/XBzx-jgUZVI/AAAAAAAAA5w/npWvZ_Fl24kMz4jUrkSJSec_P1R2z_3EQCLcBGAs/s1600/wandering%2B%25233.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1600&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1339&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JL2mz3NKV20/XBzx-jgUZVI/AAAAAAAAA5w/npWvZ_Fl24kMz4jUrkSJSec_P1R2z_3EQCLcBGAs/s640/wandering%2B%25233.png&quot; width=&quot;534&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  780. &lt;br /&gt;
  781. I sat in the softly lit space, light coming through the low doorways.&lt;br /&gt;
  782. Then I lay down, stretched out, relaxed my body,&lt;br /&gt;
  783. sinking down, breathing deeper, drifting off . . .&lt;br /&gt;
  784. &lt;br /&gt;
  785. I woke to a rustling sound outside - another walker arriving ?&lt;br /&gt;
  786. Scrambling out into the sunlight&lt;br /&gt;
  787. I discovered a white horse nuzzling my backpack.&lt;br /&gt;
  788. &lt;br /&gt;
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  790. &lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ttp9MTvtjNI/XBzyjpVqIXI/AAAAAAAAA54/gJh8ngZp1lkHxLHz4I97Ll0hgSmVlz1OwCLcBGAs/s1600/wandering%2B%25234.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1333&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1001&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ttp9MTvtjNI/XBzyjpVqIXI/AAAAAAAAA54/gJh8ngZp1lkHxLHz4I97Ll0hgSmVlz1OwCLcBGAs/s640/wandering%2B%25234.png&quot; width=&quot;480&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  791. &lt;br /&gt;
  792. The horse and I nuzzled each other.&lt;br /&gt;
  793. We walked slowly around the low stone walled field together.&lt;br /&gt;
  794. Then I said goodbye - to the horse and the beehive -&lt;br /&gt;
  795. and headed back to the village, to the people,&lt;br /&gt;
  796. to the pubs humming with music and conversation,&lt;br /&gt;
  797. feeling steadied from the quiet -&lt;br /&gt;
  798. the encounter -&lt;br /&gt;
  799. this ancient place. </content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/feeds/9059035216424918582/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2018/12/wandering-on-inish-mor.html#comment-form' title='5 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/9059035216424918582'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/9059035216424918582'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2018/12/wandering-on-inish-mor.html' title='Wandering on Inish Mor'/><author><name>Barbara Bash</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/13095080887860627676</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='//3.bp.blogspot.com/_iT9yc-cj6y0/TCM_Rr8L6II/AAAAAAAAAEY/LN0_Bdp573w/S220-s113/bb+in+studio+cropped.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-stdGPx5ak4c/XBzxbSdqQ9I/AAAAAAAAA5g/CRyjaE9rfqcwbwtPUBC3kRFM6IWzu7SvQCLcBGAs/s72-c/wandering%2B%25231.png" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>5</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8304139337408955430.post-4265789568565140488</id><published>2018-11-29T17:58:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2018-11-29T17:59:14.897-05:00</updated><title type='text'>Drawing in Ireland</title><content type='html'>It sounds like such a nice idea -&lt;br /&gt;
  800. but it takes a certain brave leap to do it,&lt;br /&gt;
  801. stepping into that unknown relationship with the world - and one&#39;s self -&lt;br /&gt;
  802. and letting something land on the page.&lt;br /&gt;
  803. &lt;br /&gt;
  804. Here is what landed as I wandered around Ireland in October.&lt;br /&gt;
  805. Each time I drew (sometimes just for a few minutes) I felt better, more engaged with my life. &lt;br /&gt;
  806. and each object I spent time with reflected back some quality in me.&lt;br /&gt;
  807. The words I added revealed why I had chosen that thing to be with.&lt;br /&gt;
  808. &lt;br /&gt;
  809. My drawing process takes some courage to enter, &lt;br /&gt;
  810. stepping into dialogue with a resonant object .&lt;br /&gt;
  811. What is my connection to it ? Can I meet it ? Will it meet me ?&lt;br /&gt;
  812. I finally jump in, the pencil touches the paper, begins to move&lt;br /&gt;
  813. as my eye touches the object - eye and hand joined.&lt;br /&gt;
  814. And then some magic happens.&lt;br /&gt;
  815. I am with this world, the world is with me,&lt;br /&gt;
  816. reflecting who I am and why I chose this thing.&lt;br /&gt;
  817. I know it now - I know myself.&lt;br /&gt;
  818. The world and me together.&lt;br /&gt;
  819. &lt;br /&gt;
  820. I wandered around the Archaeological Museum in Dublin one afternoon,&lt;br /&gt;
  821. gazing on the ancient shapes - waistbands, necklaces, earrings&lt;br /&gt;
  822. that seemed scaled for enormous bodies - who WERE these people ?&lt;br /&gt;
  823. &lt;br /&gt;
  824. I stop in front of a simple mount (perhaps for a belt or clasp ?)&lt;br /&gt;
  825. and trace the pattern - settling in . . .&lt;br /&gt;
  826. &lt;br /&gt;
  827. &lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  828. &lt;a href=&quot;https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sSho59splNg/XABjkhyQWHI/AAAAAAAAA4E/4muuSPJZq98LTAgOxp2OIJrJoy-CygSZACLcBGAs/s1600/%2Bireland%2B%25231.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1389&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1080&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sSho59splNg/XABjkhyQWHI/AAAAAAAAA4E/4muuSPJZq98LTAgOxp2OIJrJoy-CygSZACLcBGAs/s640/%2Bireland%2B%25231.png&quot; width=&quot;496&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  829. &lt;br /&gt;
  830. Time stretches out and then suddenly it&#39;s five minutes to closing.&lt;br /&gt;
  831. I gather three simple strong forms on the page -&lt;br /&gt;
  832. &lt;br /&gt;
  833. &lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  834. &lt;a href=&quot;https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UctZOhCWLBM/XABj-xJ55WI/AAAAAAAAA4M/YYjmS9EFJBgpYPYwNb0VQx1245-pk6b_gCLcBGAs/s1600/ireland%2B%25232.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1054&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1600&quot; height=&quot;420&quot; src=&quot;https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UctZOhCWLBM/XABj-xJ55WI/AAAAAAAAA4M/YYjmS9EFJBgpYPYwNb0VQx1245-pk6b_gCLcBGAs/s640/ireland%2B%25232.png&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  835. &lt;br /&gt;
  836. At the Decorative Arts Museum I walk into the Asian gallery&lt;br /&gt;
  837. and pause in front of this cheerful bird. I bring the shape into the sketchbook.&lt;br /&gt;
  838. &lt;br /&gt;
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  840. &lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A65wPRuMNxU/XABkff-C5GI/AAAAAAAAA4U/1n35uWJ9WCAf7p2SjfshHuST4GCDjwXDQCLcBGAs/s1600/tomb%2Bduck.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1600&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1268&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A65wPRuMNxU/XABkff-C5GI/AAAAAAAAA4U/1n35uWJ9WCAf7p2SjfshHuST4GCDjwXDQCLcBGAs/s640/tomb%2Bduck.png&quot; width=&quot;506&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  841. &lt;br /&gt;
  842. The next day I take the train west to Galway and walk on the promenade along the wide bay.&lt;br /&gt;
  843. There are people swimming in the frigid water ! I point this out to an elderly woman as we&lt;br /&gt;
  844. both stand under a shelter waiting for the rain to pass. She says, in that lilting Irish way,&lt;br /&gt;
  845. &lt;i&gt;&quot;Oh yes, I swim everyday. Keeps me healthy. Never get a cold !&quot; &lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  846. My impression of her completely opens and changes.&lt;br /&gt;
  847. &lt;br /&gt;
  848. The rain stops. I see a high hill in the distance and decide to walk there -&lt;br /&gt;
  849. &lt;br /&gt;
  850. &lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  851. &lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tynheXrXWXw/XABlv0Gs4MI/AAAAAAAAA4g/KOM887eg5CA0kp_gGlwI2MhP0BGFRRVyQCLcBGAs/s1600/far%2Bhill.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1219&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1600&quot; height=&quot;486&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tynheXrXWXw/XABlv0Gs4MI/AAAAAAAAA4g/KOM887eg5CA0kp_gGlwI2MhP0BGFRRVyQCLcBGAs/s640/far%2Bhill.png&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  852. &lt;br /&gt;
  853. As I find my way along the rocky beach empty of people I being to worry that the tide will rush in&lt;br /&gt;
  854. and I&#39;ll be trapped. Then I worry that I&#39;ll stumble, sprain my ankle, not be able to move.&lt;br /&gt;
  855. When I make it to the top of the cliff and lean over the edge I worry that the ground&lt;br /&gt;
  856. will give way under me. So many worries carried along !&lt;br /&gt;
  857. &lt;br /&gt;
  858. It is windy, cold and bright up there. I open the sketchbook and catch some of the moving lines&lt;br /&gt;
  859. with my pencil - no time for color (will add that later ) just a moment of touching the page. &lt;br /&gt;
  860. I pack up and head back down the hill. The ground does not give way,&lt;br /&gt;
  861. the tide does not entrap, the rocks do not throw me off.&lt;br /&gt;
  862. &lt;br /&gt;
  863. &lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  864. &lt;a href=&quot;https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KqPJIpPeiFs/XABm_9qa7pI/AAAAAAAAA48/1QHKVRH9CdAbDm-P2qr0HgR-pHCcimLEgCLcBGAs/s1600/grassy%2Bcliff.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1244&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1600&quot; height=&quot;496&quot; src=&quot;https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KqPJIpPeiFs/XABm_9qa7pI/AAAAAAAAA48/1QHKVRH9CdAbDm-P2qr0HgR-pHCcimLEgCLcBGAs/s640/grassy%2Bcliff.png&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  865. &lt;br /&gt;
  866. I make it all the way back to a warm cafe just as the sky opens and the rain starts up again. &lt;br /&gt;
  867. &lt;br /&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/feeds/4265789568565140488/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2018/11/drawing-in-ireland.html#comment-form' title='8 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/4265789568565140488'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='https://www.blogger.com/feeds/8304139337408955430/posts/default/4265789568565140488'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='https://barbarabash.blogspot.com/2018/11/drawing-in-ireland.html' title='Drawing in Ireland'/><author><name>Barbara Bash</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/13095080887860627676</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='//3.bp.blogspot.com/_iT9yc-cj6y0/TCM_Rr8L6II/AAAAAAAAAEY/LN0_Bdp573w/S220-s113/bb+in+studio+cropped.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sSho59splNg/XABjkhyQWHI/AAAAAAAAA4E/4muuSPJZq98LTAgOxp2OIJrJoy-CygSZACLcBGAs/s72-c/%2Bireland%2B%25231.png" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>8</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8304139337408955430.post-1084657666686095629</id><published>2018-03-16T14:52:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2018-03-16T14:52:55.112-04:00</updated><title type='text'>A Story about Fear and Drawing and Opening</title><content type='html'>I spent some time in Mexico - San Miguel de Allende - this past month.&lt;br /&gt;
  868. I wandered around this interesting town, sketching a bit, but what I really enjoyed&lt;br /&gt;
  869. were the private salsa lessons I was taking.&lt;br /&gt;
  870. It felt like a brave and joyful activity - relational, creative.&lt;br /&gt;
  871. &lt;br /&gt;
  872. I got a listing from my teacher Fernando of some social dancing spots in town&lt;br /&gt;
  873. and I ventured out one night to a rooftop bar with the Parroquia church spire in view.&lt;br /&gt;
  874. But I had the time wrong and it was going to be an hour before the live music&lt;br /&gt;
  875. started and my friends arrived (hopefully).&lt;br /&gt;
  876. &lt;br /&gt;
  877. I ordered a glass of wine and waited.&lt;br /&gt;
  878. &lt;br /&gt;
  879. It was hard to sit there alone - I tried not to panic and leave.&lt;br /&gt;
  880. Many minutes passed . . .&lt;br /&gt;
  881. &lt;br /&gt;
  882. Then I remembered I had a folded piece of paper and pencil in my purse.&lt;br /&gt;
  883. I took them out and began to draw the cathedral tower in blind contour - not looking at the page -&lt;br /&gt;
  884. just following the forms - my attention completely with the thing itself.&lt;br /&gt;
  885. &lt;br /&gt;
  886. &lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  887. &lt;a href=&quot;https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qLgxQJpKz0w/WqwPYMvsfCI/AAAAAAAAA20/Okfrovgo2jMwVqFU9tIkEku0RhX8iYM5ACLcBGAs/s1600/only%2Bchurch%2Bdrawing%2BSM.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1600&quot; data-original-width=&quot;762&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qLgxQJpKz0w/WqwPYMvsfCI/AAAAAAAAA20/Okfrovgo2jMwVqFU9tIkEku0RhX8iYM5ACLcBGAs/s640/only%2Bchurch%2Bdrawing%2BSM.jpg&quot; width=&quot;304&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  888. &lt;br /&gt;
  889. &lt;br /&gt;
  890. I wrote next to the drawing -&lt;br /&gt;
  891. &lt;br /&gt;
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  893. &lt;a href=&quot;https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Uf00_JY81Rs/WqwPlvB2kUI/AAAAAAAAA24/0nKdEU3GK3UMt6rxtjqOwDQpVChHlBVCgCLcBGAs/s1600/SM%2Bblog%2Bwriting%2B%25231.jpeg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1600&quot; data-original-width=&quot;687&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Uf00_JY81Rs/WqwPlvB2kUI/AAAAAAAAA24/0nKdEU3GK3UMt6rxtjqOwDQpVChHlBVCgCLcBGAs/s640/SM%2Bblog%2Bwriting%2B%25231.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;274&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  894. &lt;br /&gt;
  895. Then I realized I hadn&#39;t described the church tower - so I added on either side of it -&lt;br /&gt;
  896. &lt;br /&gt;
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  898. &lt;a href=&quot;https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OlI9_jbKLd4/WqwPzx8CWGI/AAAAAAAAA28/IL2u56JFocQkV5i17KIJ1M5OrMRIYJbZQCLcBGAs/s1600/SM%2Bblog%2Bwriting%2B%25232.jpeg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1088&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1110&quot; height=&quot;391&quot; src=&quot;https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OlI9_jbKLd4/WqwPzx8CWGI/AAAAAAAAA28/IL2u56JFocQkV5i17KIJ1M5OrMRIYJbZQCLcBGAs/s400/SM%2Bblog%2Bwriting%2B%25232.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  899. &lt;br /&gt;
  900. And at that moment I knew I was describing myself -&lt;br /&gt;
  901. &quot;Many chambered - silent - calm&quot; and something settled inside -&lt;br /&gt;
  902. I was fearful - and also calm . . .&lt;br /&gt;
  903. I looked out at the people around me and noticed something new - like a veil lifting -&lt;br /&gt;
  904. and wrote at the bottom of the page -&lt;br /&gt;
  905. &lt;br /&gt;
  906. &lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;
  907. &lt;a href=&quot;https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-T26odOZ-8Vk/WqwQYi18SzI/AAAAAAAAA3M/iEwOZ38VvX4d_K2SHJGdSZpHXDturcnGQCLcBGAs/s1600/SM%2Bblog%2Bwriting%2B%25233.jpeg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;336&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1386&quot; height=&quot;153&quot; src=&quot;https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-T26odOZ-8Vk/WqwQYi18SzI/AAAAAAAAA3M/iEwOZ38VvX4d_K2SHJGdSZpHXDturcnGQCLcBGAs/s640/SM%2Bblog%2Bwriting%2B%25233.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
  908. &lt;br /&gt;
  909. All of us - just like me.&lt;br /&gt;
  910. &lt;br /&gt;
  911. Two minutes later my friends Maureen and Michael arrived - the band started up -&lt;br /&gt;
  912. the dancing began. I went up to a man who was sitting alone. I put out my hand and said -&lt;br /&gt;
  913. &quot;Would you like to dance ? &quot;&lt;br /&gt;
  914. &lt;br /&gt;
  915. And I joined in the connection and flow and happiness.&lt;br /&gt;
  916. &lt;br /&gt;
  917. Here is the whole page !&lt;br /&gt;
  918. &lt;br /&gt;
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  920. &lt;a href=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VYO865-PQf4/WqwRhIpmCFI/AAAAAAAAA3U/GJHcYY5Y4TAneEbemEx3dqamZSdk7aIAACLcBGAs/s1600/church%2Band%2Bwords%2BSM.jpeg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1600&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1194&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VYO865-PQf4/WqwRhIpmCFI/AAAAAAAAA3U/GJHcYY5Y4TAneEbemEx3dqamZSdk7aIAACLcBGAs/s640/church%2Band%2Bwords%2BSM.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;476&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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