Pen and ink

//Pen and ink

Pen and ink

A busy week, following the « daily » news at home and abroad – pathetic governmental doings in France and the ongoing bloodbath in Libya.
Back to routine home life as the family returned from winter holidays in the mountains. Did my obligatory wage-earning stints for three days.
Was somewhat surprised to discover that the « structure » of previous week’s retreat was dearly missed at times during everyday activities. Also missed the regular contact with all the participants online and in person.
It felt like I had been painting all throughout the retreat, producing an array of canvases or one vast ongoing work in living color, and then this week had to put away my paints and clean the brushes, left to sketch once again with pen and ink. Nothing wrong with pen and ink. Just different than the bold spread of color, thickly in lush lines.

By | 2017-04-04T06:58:18+01:00 février 27th, 2011|Textes|1 Comment

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Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.

One Comment

  1. little white cloud 27 février 2011 at 23 h 23 min - Reply

    I feel what you mean Sensei.
    i know that too.
    The intensity of meeting – of connection – with ‘everyone’, just everryone so precious – the discoveries – the wondering – the LIFE in that.
    i am a teacher –

    in other situations we often think we know allready…
    but in fact –
    we don’t …

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