Poetry art exhibition “The Dark Would”

This 9 minute video captures a remarkable exhibition of poetry in many visual forms.  A rich showing of ideas for poets, for a variety of forms to display and communicate their words.  Here there are sculptures, murals, paintings.... The Dark Would takes its idea from Dante's Inferno "the dark wood" where the hero in the …

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B&W photos of New England

http://as16online.blogspot.co.uk/2010/06/featured-photographer-paul-wainwright.html If beautiful, simple, black and white images of old spaces, studies of light and shade and tranquillity are what you like - try this book of photos by Paul Wainwright.  And do read his website which is entertaining, personal and flavoursome. New England meeting houses.  Photographed in black and white, using a large format …

Making Manifest by Dave Harrity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOSTVdDp9cA&feature=youtu.be   2 minute trailer on book on exercises, integrating faith and making, creating.   Dave Harrity: “Making Manifest: on faith, Creativity and the Kingdom at Hand”   Lots of interviews on Youtube. Simple to follow. Sounds good. It’s 28 days of meditations, prayers, things to do to be more creative. What’s not to like? …

New-to-me, Mary Karr

Getting to know any new art is like starting to walk down an immensely long corridor with hundreds of doors, each with the name of a different star of that art. So many names. How could we ever find them out? I feel ignorant. I kindof peek in some doors, look at expert websites – …

Radical Welcome (11 mins)- Dan Wilt

Dan Wilt (a great communicator) talks of radical welcome - telling the life story of his wife's Armenian grandmother, Siranouche and her experience and practice of extreme hospitality, which was how she survived the genocide of her people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqTlmhwqAmI From this and the book of Ruth in the bible, he unpacks what radical welcome is: to …

Monday morning

The Cheshire Cat came second to me in a smiling contest yesterday. Yesterday afternoon, I stood in the church doing my welcoming, as waves of tourists came in, thronging around the church, wandering, wondering, looking, thinking, commenting.  And God's house was full of people.  And my heart was glad. Then I heard the cricket being …