ode to winter

Solstice and
season’s greetings
to you dear friends
In art and dream may you proceed with abandon
In life may you proceed with balance and stealth
Patti Smith
bare earth in southern England
and bare branches
An essential portion of any artist’s labor is not creation so much as invocation.
                                                                              Lewis Hyde
                   The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
the local park now
& last year’s snow

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.
                                                          Simone Weil

a bench in a field at a friend’s home
& a secret sign in the local woods
ancient wisdom lineage
Yogis Of Tibet – Documentary – The Truth in The Dharma
1hour 16mns

Awareness is complete perceptual openness in all experience.
It is freedom in immediate perception
rather than being focused on stories.

The whole field of perception opens up in timeless awareness
to include all perceptions.
We may find ourselves having a lot of thoughts
and a lot of emotions, even very strong emotions
that we could have
never tolerated
before we began gaining confidence in awareness.

This is the source of compassion:
to allow everything about ourselves to be as it is.
                                            Candice O’Denver
from the occasional three books by my bed

through interest in Extinction Rebellion Buddhists
and on revisiting the inimitably wise Thich Nhat Hahn
you too may find this video talk (1hr 7mns)
both illuminating and pragmatic


have a beautiful holy-day time &
thank you so much for visiting

all photos and prints by Lilla D

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