Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Desiderata 1692

"...And whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life,
Keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams,
It is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy."

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Dallas Peace Project

Meditation on peace this evening at CSL for the Peace Project to reduce violence in Dallas. The number of violent crimes has been dropping over the past couple of months. The Dallas police chief offers "no reasons" for the drop in crime. HMMMMmmmm.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Personal Peace

Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where

there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the

midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Art and Life

"Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses - especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else." Leonardo da Vinci

The art of science, the art of communication, the art of personal expression and the" art of art" are integral to every society. The graffiti murals on city streets today and the prehistoric murals in the caves of France tell stories of daily life. Jazz, classical, and hip hop create a cacophony of sounds that stir our feet and bodies into action. Shakespeare festivals and Renaissance Fairs; David Mamet and Tennessee Williams; Caroline Cheatwood and Gretchen Dyer - all remind of us our histories and hint at the future.