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Sentient in Seattle – 21 May 2018

Musings in Spring: Murasaki Shikibu “There is much to be said for cherry blossoms, but they seem so flighty. They are so quick to run off and leave you. And then just when your regrets are the strongest the wisteria … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 20 May 2018

Musings in Spring: Sei Shonagon “In summer the nights [are the most beautiful]. Not only when the moon shines, but on dark nights too, as the fireflies flit to and fro, and even when it rains, how beautiful it is!” … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 19 May 2018

Musings in Spring: Margaret Atwood “But my dreaming self refuses to be consoled. It continues to wander, aimless, homeless, alone. It cannot be convinced of its safety by any evidence drawn from my waking life.” Art for Spring – Part … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 18 May 2018

Musings in Spring: Sei Shonagon “In spring it is the dawn that is most beautiful. As the light creeps over the hills, their outlines are dyed a faint red and wisps of purplish cloud trail over them.” This Date in … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 17 May 2018

Musings in Spring: Marcel Proust “So we don’t believe that life is beautiful because we don’t recall it but if we get a whiff of a long-forgotten smell we are suddenly intoxicated and similarly we think we no longer love … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 16 May 2018

Remembering an Influential Artist on the Date of His Death: Died 16 May 1990 – Jim Henson, an American puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter, filmmaker, and creator of the Muppets. Some quotes from the work of Jim Henson: “The most … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 15 May 2018

Musings in Spring: J.M. Coetzee “His own opinion, which he does not air, is that the origin of speech lie in song, and the origins of song in the need to fill out with sound the overlarge and rather empty … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 14 May 2018

Musings in Spring: Alain de Botton “Though it may feel otherwise, enjoying life is no more dangerous than apprehending it with continuous anxiety and gloom.” Art for Spring – Part I of II: Reid Gardner (American, contemporary) Below – “Wine … Continue reading

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13 May 2018 – Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day Below – James McNeill Whistler: “Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1” (“Whistler’s Mother”) A Poem for Mother’s Day “To a Child” by Sophie Jewett The leaves talked in the twilight, dear; Hearken the tale they told: … Continue reading

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Sojourning in San Francisco – 12 May 2018

Musings in Spring: John O’Donohue “All you can ever achieve is a sense of your soul. You gain little glimpses of its light, colors, and contours. You feel the inspiration of its possibilities and the wonder of its mysteries.” Art … Continue reading

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