(Hope to see you at the opening reception: Friday Aug 19, 2011 6-10pm ArtSpace Hartford, 555 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT, 06105 If the parking lot behind the gallery building is full, across the street is parking at the train station.)
The tipping point for me: during the year end holidays I saw a man walking through a mall in Boston, lovingly cradling his iPad, looking at the screen with reverence and love, oblivious to reality taking place around him.
|Inside Looking Through|
This iPodus Americanus sighting prompted a New Year’s Resolution: spend less time on the computer. I have written fewer blog posts and more postcards, spent fewer lunch breaks in front of a screen and taken more walks, and have embraced the here-and-now of physical reality rather than an untouchable cyber one. I’ve read novels, used dictionaries and phone books, and spent more time outside.
|Like a Shell and Seeds on a Pod|
Using a digital camera, for example, allows for freer experimentation, due to instant image feedback and zero costs for film and processing.
|Earth, Water and Flora|
|Visible Photons - Do Thoughts Have Mass?|
|Like Butter (Sunrise Over the Connecticut River)|
|Cycles of Life|
Nuclear fears began to grip me during my next morning meditation, as my riverside sacred space is about 17 miles downstream from Vermont Yankee. “Is the water radioactive?” I wondered.
However, as I sat in my car and focused on my breath, I felt that the flowing river connected me to all beings. “We are all vulnerable,” I thought.
Suddenly, a moist, warm, nourishing breeze blew in my car window and carried my fears out the other side.