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NIGHT CROSSING ~ A Meeting of Significance.


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  Night Crossing A story by Alexander Wainwright, landscape painter.  #Novels #shortstories #painting #synchronicity Have you ever misjudged someone so utterly and completely that you question your own sanity and senses? You write someone off as a hostile curmudgeon when he or she is actually only painfully shy and in need of a kind word? […]

SEASONS GREETINGS


Christmas, Islam, Christian, Charles Dickens, short stories, guns, gun control, Mozambique. Tree of Life, Tree of Immortality, Christmas tree, art, novels, mythology. Religion, faith.

Seasons Greetings! Here’s a little Christmas/Holiday gift for you—four pictures and a story by the great story-teller Charles Dickens, himself [with pictures]!   After posting this picture of a beautiful Christmas tree, I began looking for images of the tree of life which symbolizes the interconnection of all life on our planet regardless of religion, faith […]

SPIRITUALITY ~ in the ARTS


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We hear lots of talk about spirituality but what is it—really? Probably everyone has some definition—so here is mine just for me. Of course, it’s yours if you like it. Spirituality is that search for something I can rarely see. But somehow I’m convinced that a hint of something meaningful lies beneath, beyond or behind […]

SPIRITUALITY ~ ENCOUNTERS IN VENICE


muse, novels about artists, art, spirituality, creativity, Venice, San Marco, Beethoven, Helen Keller, blindness, deafness, café Florian, music, Beethoven’s ninth symphony, Canaletto, painting.

Surely we’ve met before! I am Alexander Wainwright, landscape painter in London. You must hear of a very strange event occurring at a cafe in San Marco Piazza in Venice. In fact, my story may give you chills as it did me.  Some of you may read my story and think it nonsensical. Others will […]

Prayers to the Muse


: muse, inspiration, art, creativity, mythology, spirituality, literature, Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, Chardin, Book of Urizen, William Blake, the God particle, Higgs Boson, Chaos.

An immense, entirely blank canvas stretches before the artist. Looking away, he busies himself with setting out his paints and brushes. Although he will not admit it, terror strikes his heart when he looks up at that vast, empty white space. “What in god’s name will I paint?” He hunts for his charcoal and puts […]