Sunday, August 31, 2014

credo/indigo

 I believe that there is a mysterious and graceful and miraculous coherence stitched through this world.
 I believe that everything is prayer.
I believe that love is our greatest and hardest work.
text :  Brian Doyle
images:  indigo dyed damask and artist's coat.

13 comments:

  1. I too find prayer in unexpected places, especially in indigo.

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  2. Just lovely...all that blue and the threads of things..reminds me a bit of this:

    I Happened To Be Standing
    by Mary Oliver

    I don't know where prayers go,
    or what they do.
    Do cats pray, while they sleep
    half-asleep in the sun?
    Does the opossum pray as it
    crosses the street?
    The sunflowers? The old black oak
    growing older every year?
    I know I can walk through the world,
    along the shore or under the trees,
    with my mind filled with things
    of little importance, in full
    self-attendance. A condition I can't really
    call being alive.
    Is a prayer a gift, or a petition,
    or does it matter?
    The sunflowers blaze, maybe that's their way.
    Maybe the cats are sound asleep. Maybe not.

    While I was thinking this I happened to be standing
    just outside my door, with my notebook open,
    which is the way I begin every morning.
    Then a wren in the privet began to sing.
    He was positively drenched in enthusiasm,
    I don't know why. And yet, why not.
    I wouldn't persuade you from whatever you believe
    or whatever you don't. That's your business.
    But I thought, of the wren's singing, what could this be
    if it isn't a prayer?
    So I just listened, my pen in the air.

    from A Thousand Mornings. © The Penguin Press, 2012.

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  3. Beautiful poem, like a prayer.
    xx

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  4. Beautiful colour, beautiful post, beautiful poem!

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  5. A line of indigo prayer flags/cloth. Yes, everything a prayer... love his words.

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  6. The clothes line seems like a chant, doesn't it?

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  7. if I can say i believe in anything in this lifetime it is in the power of blue.. and love... your work is filled to the brim with both Judy so I believe in you too!

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  8. I could toast to this !

    I believe i am not always in a space of prayer but try. Your artist coat is lovely, w a transparency like sky or swirlings reflecting light, water.

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    While i am here, on what you wrote re your last post....i thought/felt
    Yes, this
    This is It.
    The Sublime.

    Been thinking about the image. About what it means to reach a place to name your work by such earth and heart and hand and Transcendence.

    Thank you.

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  9. Those deep blues make me smile. Beautiful post.

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  10. Will you wear this beautiful artist's coat?

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  11. I made the coat for my artist daughter who has gone off to art institute of chicago to study sculpture and material arts.

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  12. The blues - the damask - the artist's coat. Hanging in the woods. Be still my heart.

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  13. love this mom. so happy to receive it.

    are you still making yours?

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Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx