Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sense of Wonder

I don’t believe we have even begun to come to terms with our ‘sense of wonder’.

We still have a lot to learn, particularly from those parts of the sense housed in the rhinencephalon  
– the old ‘smell brain’. 

Mysteries abound there, and reveal themselves only when we have the courage and the imagination to ask the proper questions.  - Lyall Watson

I find the cavils
of self-appointed committees
for the suppression of curiosity
very tedious

 - Lyall Watson

Illustration: Bottle from Perfume Series Lura Astor

Friday, September 25, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

"One needs better metaphors."

I know a huge number of disparate facts.

My gift is my quiet ability to weave them together, synthesize them, create a tale, tidy them up so as to be presentable.

Luca Turin:

"Metaphor is the
currency of knowledge.
... one needs 

better metaphors."

For interdisciplinarians, metaphors as a tool create language bridges, make cultural and sensory synapses, make knowledge more accessible to others, cross-translate languages of the senses.


Illustrations: Lura Astor

Thursday, September 10, 2009

the opposite of love

The opposite of love is love
I do not believe the opposite of love is hate
I believe that love just is
Love is
love yourself free