Submitted by alistairappleton on Tue, 30/08/2016 - 4:26pm.
There was a lovely moment this Sunday morning where I was sitting in a room full of art - paintings hanging from the rafters, portraits stacked up against the wall, charcoal sketches on the floor - and looking around at the 15 people who had been working for the previous four days to make it.
Submitted by alistairappleton on Mon, 08/08/2016 - 12:29pm.
"Surrender also means acknowledging the raw, rugged, clumsy, and shocking qualities of one's ego, acknowledging them and surrendering them as well. Generally, we find it very difficult to give out and surrender our raw and rugged qualities of ego.
Submitted by alistairappleton on Wed, 03/02/2016 - 12:11pm.
I spend most of yesterday having cups of tea and meals with different people, talking about the desire to break free of the humdrum patterns of life and the hypnotic compulsion of ‘to-do’ lists. How to unwind the daily grind - what the French concisely call “le train-train”.
Submitted by alistairappleton on Mon, 25/01/2016 - 10:06am.
Words have loyalties
to so much
we don’t control.
Each word we write
according to poles
we can’t see; think of
or an equal stringency.
It’s hard for us
to imagine how small