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This Moment Is Yours

 

collage, present moment

 

“Look to this day, for it is life, the very life of life! In its brief course lie all the verities and all the realities of your existence: the bliss of growth; the glory of action; the splendor of beauty. For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision. But today well-lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore to this day!”

– Hindu Scriptures

 

This is a collaborative collage I did with my friends  for Amma’s Circle of Love Letters a few years ago….

 




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Autumn Song, Birdsong, A Call to Unity

collage, bird, autumn leaves

This is a digital collage of a pelican, some autumn leaves and colored glass.

“Birdsong brings relief to my longing.  I am just as ecstatic as they are, but with nothing to say!  Please, universal soul, practice some song, or something through me!”

– Rumi, “Birdsong”, translated by Coleman Barks
 

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Soaring to Freedom

winged migration collage

This is a photo collage of some pelicans I saw at the beach and some stained glass. When I saw the birds it reminded me of a chant sung by Libana:

“There’s a river of birds in migration, a nation of women with wings.”
There’s a river of birds in migration, a nation of children with wings.
There’s a river of birds in migration, a nation of people with wings.”

Listen to a clip sung by Libana:

The 1st line of this chant is attributed to Oregon Women’s Land Community. I’m not sure who added the 2nd-3rd lines. I heard it on a Native American Chant CD. Sometimes we sing this chant at a Taize gathering in my home.

A friend of mine shared a Youtube video about a winged migration, with music by Nick Cave. I am touched by the beauty, focus, determination and grace of these geese..




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Heart of Silicon Valley

mosaic collage Don Langdon

 

……………..…………….Silicon Valley……“Pi” in the sky
…………..…… +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
……….…hopes and dreams reaching for the stars, making a
……..difference.  Thank you to all people in all times: engineers
….researchers, scientists, doctors, visionaries who have contributed
………..….to technology in a way that help to heal people, to
……….……………..make lives easier.  People helping
……………………………. people.  Peace.
………………………………. ……………..Love.

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Guard the Nest

found a “nest” at the beach.
decided to digitally collage a lamb from a Christmas nativity scene
the lamb keeping vigil with Baby Jesus

as the center “pearl” reminded me of the Christ child
and our heart’s inner nest
and treasure
of our vital breath

reminded me to watch what takes away from life
from the present moment
to notice the distractions that
take away from life’s goals




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Quan Yin

Quin Yin collage

 

“There is a Boddhisattva, whose name is Avalokitesvara, in Vietnamese we call her Quan The Âm, in Chinese, Quan Yin. It means: “Listening deeply to the sound of the cries of the world”. And listening deeply is the practice of mindfulness. But if you are full of pain, full of anxiety, full of projections, and especially full of prejudices, full of ideas and notions, it may be very difficult for you to practice deep listening. You are too full. And that is why to practice in order for you to have space, to have freedom within, to have some joy within is very important for deep listening. Avalokitesvara, Quan Yin, she practices deep listening to herself, and to the world, outside. She practices touching with her ears.”

—Thich Nhat Hanh

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