Sunday, January 28, 2024

Mandalas meet Ultra Deep Field

That's Tiny Mandala #38 of 53 in progress

Someone left a wonderful book on the free bookshelf in the mailroom of the condominium complex where I live.  That's where I learned about the Ultra Deep Field.  

I'm also reading Killers of the Flower Moon (by David Grann, from the public library), The Varieties of Religious Experience (by William James), God Talks with Arjuna:  The Bhagavada Gita (by Paramahansa Yogananda, indirectly recommended by George Harrison), The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World (by Lewis Hyde),  Opening to You:  Zen-Inspired Translations of the Psalms (by Norman Fischer)

Just learned about Werner Herzog's memoir, Every Man for Himself and God Against Alland have that on hold at the public library.  I'm #12 in line.  That will give me time to finish the other books.

Doing my best to keep my balance in these troubled times that seem to have no beginning and no end, not forgetting the joy which has no beginning and no end.

(Make sure to turn on sound.  I almost didn't)


Barbara Rogers said...

Sounds like a good balance. I'm moving back into thinking/feeling mandalas. Just finished "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki. Also showed the movie "The Albatross" yesterday which left a deep connection to all life. May I borrow the Deep Field video? I'll just use the YouTube link. Thanks so much for sharing it.

am said...

Barbara -- The Deep Field video is fascinating. Pass it on. The more people who see it, the better.

Sabine said...

That puffer fish film is one of our family favourites.