Sunday, 26 July 2009

carousel horses.... galloping


Tuesday, 14 July 2009

'man is a bird without wings
and a bird is a man without sorrows.'

anon

Friday, 10 July 2009

thought for the day - bbc

below is an extract from yesterday's Radio 4 'thought for the day', about Bill Viola's video installation in St.Paul's Cathedral.

some of the things said below shout from the page as profound truths..


" This is why, in my view, Bill Viola's artworks are entirely appropriate for the cathedral. For Viola does not feed the impatient ego, forever greedy for the next new experience or the next glittering distraction. Rather, his work takes its lead from the wisdom of contemplative prayer where many have discovered in the discipline of silence profound sources of human nourishment that can shape our lives. We are often only aware of these when we remove ourselves from the maelstrom of perpetual forward motion where the big questions of life are easily and conveniently dodged. And I wonder if - amidst all this current talk of regulating banks and financial controls - the very simple proposition that we ought to slow things down a bit might actually have a far greater impact on our destructive boom and bust philosophy than any government legislation could ever hope to have. "


copyright 2009 BBC - Giles Fraser

Sunday, 5 July 2009

summer garden






We went to a friends 70th birthday party this afternoon. It was held in her beautiful Herefordshire garden... and there was a little rain!

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

morning

6am

bright morning light coming into the bathroom down the side of the blind, casting dappled patterns onto the unpainted wall.