Saturday, July 31, 2010

business cards

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

the stone store

Monday, July 26, 2010

a kitchen table

Perhaps the World Ends Here
by Joy Harjo

The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what,
we must eat to live.
The gifts of earth are brought and prepared, set on the
table so it has been since creation, and it will go on.
We chase chickens or dogs away from it. Babies teethe
at the corners. They scrape their knees under it.
It is here that children are given instructions on what
it means to be human. We make men at it,
we make women.
At this table we gossip, recall enemies and the ghosts
of lovers.
Our dreams drink coffee with us as they put their arms
around our children. They laugh with us at our poor
falling-down selves and as we put ourselves back
together once again at the table.
This table has been a house in the rain, an umbrella
in the sun.
Wars have begun and ended at this table. It is a place
to hide in the shadow of terror. A place to celebrate
the terrible victory.
We have given birth on this table, and have prepared
our parents for burial here.
At this table we sing with joy, with sorrow.
We pray of suffering and remorse.
We give thanks.
Perhaps the world will end at the kitchen table,
while we are laughing and crying,
eating of the last sweet bite.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

fieldbook

descending

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder hate...Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

-Martin Luther King Jr (1929-1968)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

green

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

IOU

mishaps

a famous Tibetan teaching says: 'When the world is filled with evil, all mishaps should be transformed into the path of enlightenment.'

a glimpse

market cafe

Monday, July 12, 2010

kitchen prayer

The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer, and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were upon my knees at the blessed sacrament.

-Brother Lawrence
The Practice of the Presence of God

Thursday, July 08, 2010

dry pool

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

cabbage

Monday, July 05, 2010

something

If you let it, it supports itself. You don’t have to. Every something is a celebration of the nothing that supports it. When we remove the world from our shoulders we notice it doesn’t drop. Where is the responsibility?

-John Cage “Lecture on Something”

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Reid's beautiful rejects

Saturday, July 03, 2010

travel

angels

Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, "Grow, grow."

-The Talmud

Chevy Chase

Friday, July 02, 2010

dare

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

-Seneca

red steps and roses