Category Archives: Art

Primary Wonder

Days pass when I forget the mystery. Problems insoluble and problems offering their own ignored solutions jostle for my attention, they crowd its antechamber along with a host of diversions, my courtiers, wearing their colored clothes; cap and bells. And … Continue reading

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And for my next musical plug…

…You really should listen to The Oh Hellos. No, really – I’m telling you, they’re brilliant! Check out songs like this… Hello My Old Heart Like the Dawn Exeunt With lyrics like this… No, I am not afraid to die … Continue reading

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VI

We travellers, walking to the sun, can’t see Ahead, but looking back the very light That blinded us shows us the way we came, Along which blessings now appear, risen As if from sightlessness to sight, and we, By blessing … Continue reading

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And Sons Magazine

If trying to write a blog has taught me anything, it is to have deep and profound respect for good writing wherever I find it. I’ve found it in bucket-loads over at ‘And Sons Magazine‘. I know it’s a project … Continue reading

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The Forest & Our Inconsolable Longing

“But even if I find my way out of the first, I shall be left with the inconsolable memory of the treasure I went into the forest to find and never found, and which was not there and perhaps is … Continue reading

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Josef Sudek – Trees and Photography

Josef Sudek was born in 1896 in what is now the Czech Republic. He took up photography after being wounded in the First World War, and managed to capture some beautiful scenes despite only having the use of one hand. … Continue reading

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Collected Thoughts on Grass

“The Wish to be Generous” by Wendell Berry All that I serve will die, all my delights, the flesh kindled from my flesh, garden and field, the silent lilies standing in the woods, the woods, the hill, the whole earth, … Continue reading

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The Sun

Have you ever seen anything in your life more wonderful than the way the sun, every evening, relaxed and easy, floats toward the horizon and into the clouds or the hills, or the rumpled sea, and is gone— and how … Continue reading

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The Island (2006)

I watched a film called ‘The Island’ the other day – I saw it whilst I was abroad, without the benefit of subtitles, when my Russian was pretty negligible. Watching it again, with some helpful English subs thrown in, I’ve … Continue reading

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Dagmar Hochová

Taking a break from posts on my reading, I thought I’d share something else I’ve been enjoying of late! Dagmar Hochová (1926 – 2012) was a Czech photographer, working in the 1950s and 1960s. She travelled as far as Vietnam, … Continue reading

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