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SPIRITUALITY ~ in the ARTS


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 […]

The Poet and the Marvellous White Sheep.


literature, why do writers write what they write, what influences writers, Pablo Neruda, Nobel Prize for literature, art, novels, magic realism.

By now I hope you’ve come across The Trilogy of Remembrance page on Facebook.  It’s dedicated to literature, art and the examined life [in honour of Socrates who despised the unexamined life.] AND also to The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde and Night Crossing which comprise The Trilogy of Remembrance.  On that Facebook page, we have […]

SPIRITUALITY and Creativity ~ 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. I must tell you about 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 […]

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 […]

Spirituality ~The Photographs of Ansel Adams


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WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY? What does spirituality mean to you? We often speak of it as if we had a shared understanding. But I suspect we all have our own individual notions. After all, what could be more personal than a sense of spirituality? Here’s my idea. I sense that “something” very tantalizing lies just beyond […]