Posted on February 8, 2019
“How much does he lack himself who must have many things?”
~ Sen no Rikyu
Posted on January 1, 2019
in this tiny seaside town
“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.”
~ Pascal Mercier
Posted on July 25, 2018
a few days in Maine
“Mornings meant ‘thick o’ fog’ that caught on rooftops and dripped, blurring weathered gray shingles while barely muting the deep pink of rosa rugosa or the hydrangea’s blue. Wood smoke filled the air on rainy days, pine sap on sunny ones, and wafting through it all was the briny smell of the sea.”
~ Barbara Delinsky, Sweet Salt Air
Posted on March 15, 2018
we were in between nor’easters. feeling restless, we packed our toothbrushes, hopped in the car and drove to Maine. with no particular destination in mind, we ended up in Portland for the night. we walked all over the city, people watching, testing out some local culinary goodness, just enjoying being by the sea. there is a sense of randomness and freedom in taking little trips like this..and somehow it got me to thinking about my work. I want that sense of freedom and randomness here too. I don’t want my work to be measured in number of “likes”. I’ve been thinking about this for a long time now and I’m finally disabling the “like” and “comment” buttons. It’s so wonderful if you enjoy visiting here and even more wonderful that no one should feel the pressure to always comment or press that little like button. so from now on, this will be a pressure free site.
should you have a question or concern, you may always email me, my address is on my home page.
I’m doing my work, then stepping back..
Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.
Posted on May 23, 2017
Wells and Kennebunkport, Maine
“There’s a quality of life in Maine which is this singular and unique, I think. It’s absolutely a world onto itself.”