April 20, 2014

Faith http://wp.me/s4ctFT-faith

Pitchfork upturns clods of earth and worms

surprised by this rude early spring awakening.

Nights are still too cold for planting,

but we turn the soil in anticipation.

I still have faith in the seasons.

turning soil

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April 19, 2014

Mirror mirror

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April 19, 2014
Dinah Fried cooks and photographs meals from beloved books — Moby-Dick (above), Little Women, The Catcher in the Rye, Lolita, and more

Dinah Fried cooks and photographs meals from beloved books — Moby-Dick (above), Little Women, The Catcher in the Rye, Lolita, and more

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April 19, 2014
Spring, Planting and Eggs

Spring, Planting and Eggs

This week is technically the last frost date for Paradelle, but the weather has been rather cold. We had a bit of snow on Monday and below freezing for a few nights.

Nevertheless,  this weekend will be spent in the garden.  I find turning the soil and raking it smooth and even to be very relaxing. One of my sons will be home for Easter and he told me he wants to work in the vegetable garden, as…

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April 19, 2014
"It was not the feeling of completeness I so needed, but the feeling of not being empty."

Jonathan Safran Foer

April 18, 2014
Is the Time Right for a New Invisible College?

Is the Time Right for a New Invisible College?


Emblematic image of a Rosicrucian College; illustration from Speculum sophicum Rhodo-stauroticum, a 1618 work by Theophilus Schweighardt. Frances Yates identifies this as the “Invisible College of the Rosy Cross”

There is a little history lesson in this post, but the history is what leads me to think that the time is right for a new “Invisible College.”

The original Invisible College was the…

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April 18, 2014

Woodcock http://wp.me/s4ctFT-woodcock

Listening for woodcock mating songs at sunset.

Twittering wing sounds and chirping on descent.

Soft wing flap landing and then vanishing

in camouflage of April grass and leaf.

Listen! Buzzy, electronic peent calls from nowhere.

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April 18, 2014
""O primavera! Gioventit dell’ anno."
The first warm buds that break their covers,
The first young twigs that burst in green,
The first blade that the sun discovers,
Starting the loosened earth between…"

by Edith Wharton

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April 18, 2014
Lost Time


There is time lost and lost time.

Today time went somewhere on its own

and left me floating alone in space.

It felt wonderful in the sunlight but,

night’s forest reminds me I am lost.

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April 18, 2014
Bruno Catalano’s statue of Van Gogh in Saint-Paul de Vence, France

Bruno Catalano’s statue of Van Gogh in Saint-Paul de Vence, France

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April 18, 2014
Some days are Escher days

Some days are Escher days

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April 17, 2014

"Some Days" a poem by Billy Collins animated and read by the poet

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April 17, 2014
"If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way."

Seamus Heaney

Irish poet and Nobel Prize-winner Seamus Heaney (born April 13, 1939) enjoys both critical acclaim and widespread popularity. By 2008, two-thirds of poetry books sold in the UK were by Heaney.

April 17, 2014

Believing and not believing

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April 16, 2014

I almost like pencil tests better than the final versions

1) The Little Mermaid pencil test by Glen Keane   via diehard-disney

2) Tangled pencil test by Glen Keane   via diehard-disney

3) Aladdin pencil test   via diehard-disney

4) Sleeping Beauty pencil test by Marc Davis   via diehard-disney

5) 101 Dalmatians pencil test   via diehard-disney

6) Xeroxes of Frank Thomas pencil animation for Pinocchio  via: Michael Sporn & The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation)  via the-disney-elite

7) Peter Pan pencil test by Milt Kahl   via diehard-disney

8) The Jungle Book pencil test   via diehard-disney

9) The Rescuers pencil test by Ollie Johnston   via diehard-disney

10) Alice in Wonderland pencil test by Milt Kahl   via diehard-disney

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