Traveler, there is no path. Paths are made by walking.
understanding art and our creative processes in ways that are not at all about what we create or being an artist or the ideologies of art……it’s about the life we offer…..it’s about the life we receive…..
The poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote, “have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Live the questions now.” Discernment is about living and loving the questions of our lives, the unresolved places. The arts dwell in that space of the question by allowing us to honor the images and feelings without having to move to linear and logical thinking, the thinking that wants to find answers. Soul questions are those which speak to the deepest desires of our heart. They ask in different ways “How am I seeking to create a meaningful life?”…..Christine Valters Paintner
Have you seen the clouds in their race
across the sky?
At sunrise, the horizon is pulled taut
for a starting line.
They all line up,
elbowing each other
The gull sounds the call
and they are off,
racing towards the mountains.
We all stare from below in amazement
as they dash by us,
sending shadows to mark their advance.
They fly with sails fully open,
tumbling past one another,
even swallowing those in their way.
Who will be the winner today?
The fluffy one that threatens with its load of rain?
Maybe the one thing that stretches out
What strides it takes.
I’m rooting for the smallest one,
trying to dart and weave
to the finish line.
We won’t know who wins.
By the time they get to the mountains
we will see them all deep in slumber.
Draped over the peaks,
not even lifting their eyes
to acknowledge our passing.