Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Xylophone / Blogging as an art form / Filling a page in any way I choose

 A commenter wanted to know the name of an instrument that appears in this part of "Carnival of the Animals."  The instrument is a xylophone.


The word fossils reminded me of this:


And made me smile


And go out on my porch to see the sunshine


And think about what I will draw next


While thinking about the good books I have been reading recently:

1.  Heidi, by Johanna Spyri.
2.  Life? or Theater?, by Charlotte Salomon.
3.  We Walk the Path Together:  Learning from Thich Nhat Hanh & Meister Eckhart, by Brian J. Pierce, OP.
4.  Last Chance Texaco:  Chronicles of an American Troubador, by Rickie Lee Jones.
5.  A Walking Life:  Reclaiming Our Health and Our Freedom One Step at A Time, by Antonia Malchik.
6.  Renegades:  Born in the USA, by Barack Obama.
7.  Six Nonlectures, by E. E. Cummings.
8.  Stirring The Mud:  On Swamps, Bogs, And Human Imagination, by Barbara Hurd.


Remembering that I dreamed a few days ago that I saw my younger self from behind on a sunny winter day with a deep blue cloudless sky.   My younger self was alone and joyful, riding a chestnut horse at a slow canter on a lightly worn path through tall grass and California oak trees.  It was a loop path that created an engaging asymmetrical pattern when seen from above.


NewRobin13 said...

I wish there were still dinosaurs here on earth. I would love to see one playing in the snow like that.
How wonderful to dream of your younger self, joyful and riding a chestnut horse. Truly lovely.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful you! I've struck up an online friendship with Antonia Malchik, mainly from reading her sublime Substack. You should check it out if you don't already!

Joared said...

More interesting videos and music.

Sabine said...

Nice to see your smile.

37paddington said...

Love seeing your beautiful face, and hearing about that lovely dream.