We don’t tell the truth because the truth isn’t something that comes through words. Words are always inadequate. Maybe the words are beautiful and touch on the truth but they are fragmentary wisdom compared with the real truth, the truth which cannot be proven or properly named. We call it Love, but that word is especially corrupted and burdened. We can’t tell the truth always and still be kind and, besides, it’s too painful to be completely transparent. The way that creates complexity by design is the one that floats in and out of truth, the way that we actually are, little white liars who try to protect ourselves and each other. Through dishonesty, we approximate, we gamble with past and future by wagering that we can recalibrate our truth-debts to each other carefully and stylishly.
feeling destructive for a change
shot along the Way
black and white pictures for a grey day
Map of Palestine from a 1947 issue of National Geographic.
why do we draw lines on the earth?
Algerian artist Adel Abdessemed artist, Installation in Sala Moncada Barcelona,
love for the symbols
For an ongoing series entitled The Great Travelling Art Exhibition, English artist Ben Long uses his bare hands to create elaborate drawings in the grime that accumulates on the rear shutters of haulage trucks. As the trucks transport their goods across town and country, Long’s artwork is shared with the public. That is, until time or the inevitable powerwasher obscures the image.
"The ongoing project aims to bring art to the public through these moving canvases, away from restricted space of museums and art institution—his artworks focus on subjects relatable to many, such as animal portraits, human and their pets."
Visit Ben Long’s website to check out more of his artwork.
[via Whudat and Design Taxi]
love for the ephemeral
"A soul-oriented yoga might go through its many postures and forms of breathing while paying attention to the memories, emotions, and images that arise in conjunction with physical motion and posture. Inner images are as important to the soul in exercise as images from nature and culture are to the person on a walk. Often yoga is performed with the ideal of transcendence. We want to get our bodies trimmed down to match a perfect image of ourselves. Or we want physical or psychic powers that go beyond the normal or what we are accustomed to. Behind the practice of yoga might be a perfectionist fantasy or images of purity. But soul is not about transcendence. Soul-yoga wants more intimacy between consciousness of the soul, between our body and the world’s body, and between ourselves and our fellow human beings. It basks in the imagination its methods bring, without expecting images and memories to take it toward any goal of improvement."
-Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul
(image: drawing in progress by me)
PLEASURE IN THE PRESENT
Epicurus’ motto at the Florentine Academy