Saturday, April 12, 2008

Scott Darlington At ESU Glass Blow Out

Scott Darlington works to create some beautiful art. This is a great event. I highly recommend any into glass try to attend in the future.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Navajo Wedding Vase

This is a Navajo Wedding Vase. It is a neat piece. I have been wanting to make this one for a while.

Movie Quote Friday

It is Friday once again. Time for Movie Quotes.
First one with the Character and the Movie gets a prize...

"What's a dazzling urbanite like you doing in a rustic setting like this?"

Friday at Starbucks

I visited Seattle the first time in 1990. It was a very surreal summer. Discovering Seattle. Roaming the city. Drinking espresso and living on chocolate chip cookies. awakening again.
Starbucks has that remembering for me. It is a feeling and a reaction and an etching. That coffee. The time and the moments. Lifting out of the fog.
Howard is in charge again at Starbucks. Returning to their roots. They should have espresso machines that are not automatic. We don't get to see the grind. Tamp the puck. It is sad... But they have their colors back. The original "mermaid" has returned. Pike Place blend roasted on March 23 way old for coffee beans to still be good but way sooner then any other bean in the bucks.

Coffee musings

Sea of love. The old siren. Life for all its lifeness is wonderous. Ready to enter the world anew.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Morning Zen

A vast array of living surrounds us today. The rain and wetness is a blessing. cleansing the earth and our souls. It some how provides a tangible to the air around us. Seeing the refraction of light in mist harkens back to days of carefree wonder.
Unaware of the sexual overtones in the pulling a shot of espresso. I think of the spiritual. The time of increased awareness of the presence or the being with the spirit. Those times and feelings in the spiritual are right next to the sexual. There is an ecstasy that occurs with the mind in the spiritual realm and it is the same or similar place in the sexual realm. Confusion abounds in this time of spiritual energy being transferred over to the sexual as a way to physically act upon feelings. It is an odd thing.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Morning Zen

The moment. Thinking yesterday about being in the moment. To be right there with something. All else fades away. A moment of singularity. That is it. No other thought enters, no worry, no ego or self. Just that moment and the action/inaction performed. Moving out of the singular moment back into the "reality" of life there is disappointment, ego, fear, joy, all of those things which coming into being. There is a longing for that moment again. A desire for its return or the opportunity to return to that place. Wondering how to keep and maintain that singular moment throughout every moment of living.
This thought came to me as I was watching a barista pull a shot of coffee. It was an experience. She steamed the milk. The sound of hot steam coming out of the machine and milk spinning and steady pressure. Thumping the milk on the counter and to the grinder. Whirring and crushing the black bean. Dosing and tamping. Eyes wide. Beautiful sounds in a musicless environment. The shot is pulled to a specific time. Streaming brown and gold and tan espresso fills the cup. Milk and foam poured on top with a whip and a flip. Profound. In the moment.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Morning Zen

Happenings. Events in life that are events in life. Defining moments that in the moment were just moments. Etched into memory of thought and body those moments embedded like a tattoo upon our psyche, scars forming patterns, stars making the constellations of our souls.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Morning Zen

That feeling of growth and change. Necessary it is said is a sense of anexity in life as a marker of growth and change. Thinking back on living and just having and being without much change there was little anexity. There was stress and emotion only at a point where I felt wronged or slighted by the other. No change within. Wondering today if fallen back into patterns of old or if change and growth continues. Setting markers, goals. How does one set a goal in personal growth? How does one know when it is reached? A goal to answer the phone and return calls and accomplish the tasks on my list the physical necessary living and doing and being things verse the growth in the spirit.