“The poet Rilke looked at a statue of Apollo about fifty years ago, and Apollo spoke to him. ‘You must change your life,’ he said. When true myth rises into consciousness, that is always its message. You must change your life.
– Ursula K. Le Guin ~ “Myth and Archetype in Science Fiction”
I look at Vincent van Gogh‘s zest and he spoke to me. “You must see the truth.”
I look at Michael Cheval‘s dance of color and he spoke to me. “You must believe in magic.”
I look at Remedios Varo‘s wild fire and she spoke to me. “You must acquiesce your dark side.”
Veil = a piece of fine material worn by women to protect or conceal the face.
“Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand — but tell it. Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never being satisfied.” – from Zadie Smith‘s 10 Rules of Writing
Art by Vincent van Gogh.
“Wear scarlet! Tear the green lemons
off the tree! I don’t want
to forget who I am, what has burned in me,
and hang limp and clean, an empty dress.”
― Denise Levertov
Art by Daniel F. Gerhartz.
Porous = having minute interstices through which liquid or air may pass.
“Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
Art by Vladimir Kush.
Steal the sun
With gilded sincerity.
Place it in your heart
with silvery fingers.
Touch lives with the same warmth.
If you do not have money to decorate your life with precious artifacts, decorate life with precious deeds and meaningful words. Words that speak to hearts and make them see the precious artifacts they are.
HE loves me
He keeps my tears
in a corner crystal ball
and my heart in a field of molten flowers*.
I want to loose the yarn
Again he pours
crimson dew on my weary tales
whilst I am not looking…
It warms like midnight kisses…
My mind smells
the sweet cinnamon
glueing his words together
My eyes see naught
But my garden lilies caught
in cobweb intoxicating grip
and exhilarating dance…
*Source of inspiration – The B-52’s.
Art – Cobweb Dance by Charles Courtney Curran.
Eccentric = unconventional and slightly strange.
“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” – Bertrand Russell
Art by Michael Cheval.
“Who are you?”
I am a piece of heaven
that reveals the most
to ones in love…
They see the sea
and the tiptoeing stars
barely touching the milky lanes.
Their faces glitter
with words released
yet not spoken…
They are the children
of the stars…
that take away the meaning
of twilights and dawns.
The dust of stars
than the sun.
© Iulia Halatz
My last sea holiday this year has been putting ideas in my heart. Yet, again.
Pictures taken in Corfu.