"The need of beauty and creativity that embodies it....is inseparable from man, and without it man maybe, would not want to live in this world." ― Dostoevsky
Monday, July 29, 2013
I am the Woman
Painting by Soledad Fernández
“I am the woman at the water’s edge,
offering you oranges for the peeling,
knife glistening in the sun.
This is the scent and taste
of my skin: citron and sweet.
Touch me and your life will unfold
before you, easily as this skirt
billows then sinks,
lapping against my legs, my toes
filtering through the rivers silt.
Following the current out to sea,
I am the kind of woman
who will come back to haunt
your dreams, move through your
humid nights the way honey
swirls through a cup of hot tea.”
by Shara McCallum
Past - Present
Art by Patty Maher
"We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present."
― Marianne Williamson
Flowering Love on a
Art by Christian Schloe
“She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have
run away from her... I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind
her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to
know how to love her...”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - The Little Prince
All that is human
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - VenusVerticordia (1868)
I am not interested in enlightenment if it means detachment from the emotional body, the earth plane, the challenges of being human. I'm interested in enrealment, because it means that my most spiritual moments are inclusive, arising right in the heart of a heartfelt immersion in all that is human: agony & ecstasy, laundry list & unity consciousness, earth & sky, joy & sorrow, fresh mangos & stale bread. Its all God, even the dust that falls off my awakening heart.
~ Jeff Brown
Voice of Beauty
Russian Beauty Wearing a Kokoshnik by Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky
“the voice of beauty speaks softly;
it creeps only into the most fully