Friday, September 26, 2008

Oct 08

I • A M • O F • T W O • M I N D S...

Every month I face the same dilemma: what shall I put on my calendar? Sometimes I've taken an image during the month that I've sort of earmarked as possibly calendar-worthy. Sometimes I just search through my old graphic and image files and see what has been lurking that might become calendar-worthy with some help. Sometimes someone else sends an image that becomes calendar fodder. Recently I even seconded some of my mother's early work.

Tonight I find myself facing the end of the month—again— and having nothing in my files ready for the new calendar. Kate has been visiting from NYC so my time is limited. Should I pore over the old images again? Should I ransack my old design files again? Should I grab my camera and take a new and purposeful image? Of what?

As you can see, I've decided not to decide. I'll just sit here and mull. Sometimes simple inaction is the best thing.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sep 08

Flags Outside and In

KC visited from Ann Arbor and brought this gift of little Tibetan prayer flags. They are traditionally found on rooftops, mountain passes, river crossings, gardens and other sacred places in the Himalayas. I hung mine on my curtain to enjoy in errant wafting breezes all day. The Tibetans hang them to promote peace, compassion and wisdom and they believe the energy of the prayers and sacred mantras on the flags are blown in the wind and will bring joy, happiness and good health to all who see them as well as their families, loved ones, neighbours, and all people throughout the world.

Here I share the flag's wishes with all of you. After all, KC wrote a book about compassion. We all have the responsibility to keep it moving... wherever the wind blows.