Sunday, 17 March 2019

^^ above

right up there
is Montsegur
I can see this Chateau
most days
when it's not under cloud
but this day
and I were

'the point is, not to resist the flow: 
you go up when you're supposed to go up and down when you're supposed to go down: 
when you're supposed to go up, find the highest tower and climb to the top: 
when you're supposed to go down, find the deepest well and go down to the bottom:
when there's no flow, stay still:
if you resist the flow, everything dries up:
if everything dries up, the world is darkness'

― Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Saturday, 9 March 2019


time doesn't move in a steady way
you notice when it slows
and stops

sometimes you need some
chaos in your life
to shift your perspective
turn your head
shake up your normal

Monday, 25 February 2019

~~ Ⓐ ℟ȶ℮

there's plenty of creativity here
but those who know me
know I like edgy and challenging
things that make me go oOo
this expo with 100's of stands
had something for everyone
including me
here's my picks ~

this colour palette and light 
by Pierre Riollet
carnaval de rio, 1922
by Sonia Delauney
still fresh and moderne
like mirrors of the soul
Da Vinci advised artists to stare for a long time
at old walls in order to find in them
familiar shapes to stimulate imagination
yes that's lego graffiti 
both by Lenz
lots of 3 dimensional art 
and I love the colour palette and form
by Swiz
simple strokes like Dior sketches
folded paper and paint
by Laetitia Vidal
beautiful girls
best in show for me 
metal lingerie
plenty of playful 
crazy stands
hologram 3d art is back 
there was so much more
until the next expo 

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

ȭỠõ thirty years later

creatives gravitate here
Dali loved Perpignan
at 4.21pm on August 27 1965
alerted to its aura by a bright
 shining light and a revelation in which 
"everything become overpoweringly evident"
he declared the lobby of the station
the centre of the universe

can't say I've been a fan of his art
but the man
unruly and unconventional
self indulgent and amusing
to mark the 30th anniversary 
of his death
an homage to Dali
with Francoise Hardy
by Jean-Marie Perier
hands 1977
by Pierre Boulat
hypercubicus 1953
by Francesc Catala Roca
egg shaped hat
by Postius
chemins de fer francais
perhaps Perpignan's location
invites many to gather there
creating a unique energy
whatever it is
I love it

Sunday, 10 February 2019

)))) know me like waves know shores

when you've lived by the seaside
all your life
it's in you

yes I have a beautiful lake close by
the River L'Hers flows opposite my house
and on my walks
I miss that salty sea air
the endless horizon
oh yes waves
that lightheaded feeling 
when your nose is full of ozone
walking on sand
the Med
and mountains
oh la
searching for seashells
sitting on the sand 
just watching
I ran to the shore
the water was cool
it felt so goooood

I need the sea because it teaches me.
I don’t know if I learn music or awareness,
if it’s a single wave or its vast existence,
or only its harsh voice or its shining
suggestion of fishes and ships.
The fact is that until I fall asleep,
in some magnetic way I move in
the university of the waves.~ Pablo Neruda

Monday, 4 February 2019

<<<<< these days

one of those crazy conversations
have in the wee small hours
after too many glasses of wine
life, art, religion, science
conspiracy theories
and timelines

today the 4th February
I have been on this Earth for
20,000 days

{listen to this}

Monday, 21 January 2019

+.+.+ where is your attention?

"all of humanity's problems stem from man's
to sit quietly in a room alone"
wrote the French philosopher 
Blaise Pascal
waaaay back in the 1600's

before smartphones and internet
and all those distracting things

screens we look at when we wake
manipulated algorithms
edited social online lives

technology is an easy scapegoat
we can kid ourselves
whatever it is or isn't
have we been manipulated?
we have been robbed of our attention

I heard an interesting interview with 
Max Cooper
an electronic artist and biological scientist
mixing science with music 
he went completely offline and into isolation
for a month to record his latest album
freeing himself from interruptions

it's good to have times of disconnection
self imposed restrictions
reconnecting with the things
we enjoyed before
the dopamine surge addiction
when your phone 'pings'

regain control of your attention