A blessing for the artist at the start of the day…

…and a photo. I usually don’t like photos of me but this photo by my darling imagefriend Cathy includes a few things I love. Here we are again at the James Turrell Within, Without Stupa. (Still not over it!) A place of calm reflection. We need it now.

And what’s not to love about that coat and bag? Thanks for the bag Bek.

And the bloke is the background is pretty great.

Not too much art stuff happening right now but this blessing reminded me that it could.  The blessing is by John O’Donohue and is from his beautiful book To Bless This Space between Us:

May morning be astir with the harvest of night;
Your mind quickening to the eros of a new question,
Your eyes seduced by some unintended glimpse
That cut right through the surface to a source.

May this be a morning of innocent beginning,
When the gift within you slips clear
Of the sticky web of the personal
With its hurt and its hauntings,
And fixed fortress corners,

A morning when you become a pure vessel
For what wants to ascend from silence,

May your imagination know
The grace of perfect danger,

To reach beyond imitation,
And the wheel of repetition,

Deep into the call of all
The unfinished and unsolved.

Until the veil of the unknown yields
And something original begins

To stir toward your senses
And grow stronger in your heart

In order to come to birth
In a clean line of form,
That claims from time
A rhythm not yet heard,
That calls space to
A different shape.

May it be its own force field
And dwell uniquely
Between the heart and the light

To surprise the hungry eye
By how deftly it fits
About its secret loss.

PS Check out those silver roots!

6 thoughts on “A blessing for the artist at the start of the day…

  1. deb

    love this post – so calm, reflective and colourful, off to broken hill tomorrow and it won’t be the sane – or even same! – without you both x

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    1. wendy Post author

      Was it ever sane? May be more sane without us! Have a wonderful time darling one. Give the buddies a hug from us.

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  2. emily

    Beautiful as ever – curious moment captured (nicely done cathy), love the colours – very calming indeed. May such calm permeate our days! Hugs to you two too.

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