Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Explorations


Painting by Nathan Jelani Taylor


“We must not cease from exploration.
And the end of all our exploring 
will be to arrive where we began and 
to know the place for the first time.” 

—T. S. Eliot 






13 comments:

  1. Oh boy! I'm really going to have to think on this one. Why do you do this to me?
    m.

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  2. hahaha, i love you mark. well, think deep. i will be thinking deeply on it too! mainly i just wanted to put up this new painting by my very gifted friend nate and i like t s eliot, and the quote struck me as something that might go with the painting since i don't truly know what the hey is going on in the painting but it looks like exploration of some sort, and maybe circular exploration to me. so there. not so deep. unless we want it to be.

    xo

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    1. me too! and the swirls. they look like planets to me.

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  4. I love that quote of Eliot's -- it's just obscure enough and obtuse enough to get the juices flowing. It's from Four Quartets, no?

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    1. elizabeth, if you say Four Quartets, i'll go with that. i didnt look it up but trust your literary memory implicity!

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  5. Stopping in to say that you were on my mind and to let you know that I miss you. I've been in a quiet place, lately. February is a difficult month because the anniversary of my beloved brother's death is on the 17th. Doubt that I will ever get past this, just something that I try to live around. Too many thoughts seem to swirl around at this time of the year and they are very difficult to reconcile. Didn't stop by to complain, just wanted you to know that you were in my thoughts(the good ones:))

    Big hugs and lots of love.

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    1. dear debra, how lovely to get this message from you. i know that quiet place, and have been feeling a bit of it myself of late. i miss you too, but am happy you are giving yourself the space to mourn your brother. hope your family is well and happy, and i send barrels of love and hugs. bless. xo

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  6. Lurking, here but not really! Happy Valentine's day!

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    1. Happy Valentines Day to you too, Miss A!

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  7. Ohhh, I love this painting!!!! Makes me feel happy inside. Spectacular colors and movement.
    Hope your Valentine's Day was wonderful!!
    Sending love, my friend ~

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  8. At first glance, that looked like a painting of two awesome, colorful snails to me. :)
    xoxoxo

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    1. Dear Gabriele, it is always so nice to see you here. i love your snail analogy. It makes me think of the possibility of emerging from one's shell, but also taking one's time, not being rushed. There really is a sense of celebration in that painting, too. Hugs, dear friend.

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