Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Morning Light

Image: Subject and photographer unknown.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Unexpected Snow

Writes Max Angus: "As an artist, I try to capture 'that' moment in time that makes your heart jump. The light in the trees. The weather. The pleasure of timeless British holidays by the sea. North Norfolk and its nature reserves. The way home. The wild birds and everything around me that pleases."

Image: "Unexpected Snow" by Max Angus (linocut print).

Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Privileged Lovers

The moon has become a dancer
at this festival of love.
The dance of light,
this sacred blessing,
this divine love
beckons us
to a world beyond
only lovers can see
with their eyes of fiery passion.

They are the chosen ones
who have surrendered.
Once they were particles of light
now they are the radiant sun.
They have left behind
the world of deceitful games.
They are the privileged lovers
who create a new world
with their eyes of fiery passion.

Jalal al-Din Rumi
(translated by Deepak Chopra and Fereydoun Kia)
from The Love Poems of Rumi

Image: Niko Wirachman and Davide Zongoli (Photo: Joan Crisol)

Monday, January 2, 2017

Into the Dark Woods

Image: "Into the Dark Woods" by Catherine Hyde.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Bel Homme

Image: Subject and photographer unknown.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Let the Spiral Turn and Turn . . .

. . . Wind will blow and fire will burn.
Water flows upon the earth,
As we dance from death to birth.

Midwinter, the longest night, falls at the time when the sun is farthest from the earth. . . . Like many winter festivals, the Winter Solstice is a time of lights and candles, of bread-baking and gift-giving as we await the birth of the sun. We rise before dawn on Solstice day to sing up the sun and welcome the new light.

Image: The Leveret.

See also the previous posts: Winter Solstice | Sol Invictus | Running Hare VI

Related Off-site Link: The Magical History of Yule, the Pagan Winter Solstice CelebrationThe Huffington Post (December 20, 2016).

Monday, December 12, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

A Means of Making Contact

The penis is a means of making contact, literally "reaching out" for the other, not to hurt or invade, but to pleasure and delight – mutually! . . . Not just me, and not just the other, but both simultaneously. Is that not an ideal metaphor for what all human relationships should be?


See also the previous posts:
Not a Weapon or a Mere Tool | Body and Soul | Phallus | Penis | Hard | Soft

Monday, November 28, 2016

Hare Kiss

See also the previous posts:
Hares in Love
For the First Time

Image: Photographer unknown.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Morning Light

Image: Subject and photographer unknown.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016