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Scenes on Sunday ~ Georgia O’Keeffe

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.  ~  Thomas Merton

I once spent a very long day visiting the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  It was damn cold and snowing.  Visiting an art collection was not something I would ever have thought I would want to do ~ but then I never thought I’d ever be in New Mexico.

However, the paintings were interesting ~ mostly they looked like weirdly abstract renditions of female nether regions.  I’m not the first person to have thought that.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Generally speaking,

I like inner vaginas, they have less to say.

~ Robert Black

Clouds, Colours, and Dreams

Clouds and imagination make a painting out of the sky.

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ever-changing imagination

a dreaming soul’s salvation

lifting your terrestrial burden

creating new sorceress dreams

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

pictures taken with a Lumix

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the energy of waves

Life is a series of waves to be embraced and overcome.

Waves are born on the wind, they live in the deep ocean where their power grows, and then, eventually, they die.  Waves die of old age.  Waves die as they crash upon the rocks. And, waves die softly and quietly as they gently caress the shore.  In the end, everything and everyone dies.

Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, so do our minutes hasten to their end.  ~  Shakespeare.

Waves are not objects like pebbles, or rocks, or cliffs.  Waves are living things, more akin to clouds, more akin to trees, more akin to us.  Waves are fascinating to watch, and waves are both science and art combined.  Waves are filled with powerfully energetic emotions.  Waves almost have personalities.

From time to time, one must release the grime built up inside them to free their emotions like the ocean.  ~  Suzy Kassem.

Just as sound is not made of air, waves are not made of water ~ waves are made of energy.  Waves do not move, only the energy within the wave moves.  And energy is the mysterious force that binds everything in the Universe together.  The movement of energy creates everything; the stars, the planets, atoms, life, relationships, love…

An understanding of the power of waves helps us to understand ourselves.  Throw yourself against a rock, and you will break.

The energy within a wave is always changing, yet always stays the same.  The energy within us and within our relationships is always changing yet always stays the same; relationship energies may move from disinterest, to desire, to love ~ and sometimes back again.  In that way, our lives mirror the dark power of the waves.

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

photographs taken with a Lumix

 

 

 

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moonlight shadow

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limned pale in indigo

by a celestial Michelangelo

drifting silent above the meadow

silvering ocean’s rhythmical tableau

casting atramentous moonlight  shadow

witching hour marked by her ethereal glow

cerulean, violet, ultramarine, silver, heliotrope

and finally ~ black

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moonwords and pictures by jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Pacific Palisades Perfection

You can lie around on a rock all day, building up that suntan, hoping good things will happen for you eventually.  Or, you can make the good times happen.

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Take a road trip, drive the Pacific Coast Highway, (aka State Route 1), stop off in the Pacific Palisades.  On the way enjoy the drive, the sunshine, the music, the girl…

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When you get to the Palisades, visit the Getty and relax among some beautiful gardens.

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There is mucho sunshine in Southern California.  Back here in the North of England, in November, it’s cold, windy, and wet.  Rain, rain, beautiful rain…

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jackcollier7@talktalk.net

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