A rapier, manufactured in the mid-19th century by the technology of the old masters as a gift to one high-ranking person. Such exceptionally flexible rapiers were made in Toledo in the beginning of 17th century. They were sold in gun shops and coiled in a circle to show its flexible properties.
"And so it is necessary to draw as a means to describe.” Leonardo da Vinci regarding visual storytelling: “And you who wish to represent by words the form of man and all the aspects of his membrification, relinquish that idea. For the more minutely you describe the more you will confine the mind of the reader, and the more you will keep him from the knowledge of the thing described.” We are so often mistaken by the use of words… that if we use the correct ones, with the correct people, at the correct time… they will help us build. There is something more liberated and free that allows us to speak and truly shape the most precise representations, allowing what exists to come most beautifully to light.
1st outdoor yoga sesh of 2013!! “We must not think that absence lacks images. Without them we could not conceive of absence. Images of images rejected by almighty presence and which, O irony, propagate it… Tracks in the void, where absence gets lost at the borders of the unsuspected, as the blue of sky at the horizon.”
— Edmond Jabès, The Book of Resemblances II
….Writing about Ishvara Pranidhana and how imprecise the use of language becomes as a device to describe the limitless, that place before and beyond this witnessing of creation, when all words become misnomers as one implies two and even zero. I loved stumbling upon this quote because it feels nice to know another person is there, sharing the view that the veil of this material existence, laced with the embellishments of our individual identities serve as a tool to frame and at best, be emblematic of these very limitless qualities.
"Only in fragments can we read the immeasurable totality." — Edmond Jabès
“The desert, that infinity where there is nothing. It’s fundamentally the white page. My questioning, my obsession with the book, may very well have been born from that white page, which becomes written. I never thought of a Mallarméan book, of a totality. To think of a book in advance, as a project, is to limit it. The book for me should be without limits, like the desert, thus an exploded book.”
Meeting in the Book: Hank Lazer reviews Lavish Absence: Recalling and Rereading Edmond Jabès by Rosemarie Waldrop.
☾◎△▲◉☽ “ When someone is searching,” said Siddhartha, “then it might easily happen that the only thing his eyes still see is that what he searches for, that he is unable to find anything, to let anything enter his mind, because he always thinks of nothing but the object of his search, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed by the goal. Searching means: having a goal. But finding means: being free, being open, having no goal. You, oh venerable one, are perhaps indeed a searcher, because, striving for your goal, there are many things you don’t see, which are directly in front of your eyes.” ☾◎△▲◉☽ Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
Go deeper than love, for the soul has greater depths, love is like the grass, but the heart is deep wild rock molten, yet dense and permanent. Go down to your deep old heart, and lose sight of yourself. And lose sight of me, the me whom you turbulently loved. Let us lose sight of ourselves, and break the mirrors. For the fierce curve of our lives is moving again to the depths out of sight, in the deep living heart. D.H. Lawrence
▼ ▲/// may your moccasins make happy tracks in many snows and the rainbow always touch your shoulder /// ▼ ▲
The Supa Force. by French artist / sculptor Soasig Chamaillard
"Words are only painted fire, a look is the fire itself." Mark Twain
G O D “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.” ~ Alice Walker -and one of my fave quotes speaks to me again-
Yes, Niels ROCKED. It’s essential to our beautiful souls that need to know the peace and prospective wonders that can be achieved through this opportunity to finally become vibratory. To embody. It’s so essential that schools be brought up this way. The profound practice of swallowing the sensorial subjective while embracing the unknown awakens us to the new possibility that we do not need to remain veiled, concealed, disguised or identified by the pain of changeability, by the inoperative parameters of the unknown.
#well #within “meditation os the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.” ~ Alan Watts