It’s been a really long day, but before I go to bed I thought I’d share with you this painting by Maria Lassnig that I recently saw at P.S. 1, which is part of the MOMA. It’s called The Reconciliation. I think it pairs well with a little Iron & Wine.
Photo by Jason Sierra (2014)
his back to me.
listening me into stillness
and waiting for the flooding to subside.
March 21, 2014 in Meditations
Tagged art, Aslan, flooding, kingdom, lion, Narnia, nature, photo, prayer, quiet, Safari, South Africa, stillness
Jason Sierra (Pen and Ink, Watercolor, Digital, 2010)
Every possible mistake.
February 28, 2014 in Meditations
Tagged art, growth, guitar, instruments, maracas, music, pen and ink, piano, tambourine, tree, trumpet, watercolor
Jason Sierra (Digital Collage, February 2014)
The sound that thin places make
February 21, 2014 in Meditations
Tagged art, artwork, beautiful music, celtic, collage, color, Kiitkem sudamest Mariat, monk, music, origami, prayer, spirituality, thin place, tree
Jason Sierra (2014, Collage)
I see fire – Ed Sheeran
February 14, 2014 in In The (K)now
Tagged art, collage, duran's home, ed sheeran, fire, hobbit, i see fire, mountains, reflection, river, sunset
The other day, here at The Daily Cake, we received a fascinating comment. I realize it is spam but it made me laugh….a lot. Any idea how this was created as a comment and what it could mean (if it wasn’t meant to be complete nonsense)? Continue reading
As I watch this trailer my heart is breaking and mending cyclically in a way that only Spike Jonze makes possible. It’s partially the music in his movies with voices that verge on tears, partially the monsters he creates and then makes you love, and partially the willingness to hold nothing back. But all together it makes for something untouchable.
While I, of course, haven’t actually seen the movie (it opens Nov. 20), “Her” crosses a frontier that probably makes a lot of us uncomfortable. Begging the questions: what is love? and how do we love?, it also asks the bigger question, what is life?
Between technological advances, medical and political debates and extraterrestrial exploration the question is a relevant one. What is Life? How do we define it? Does it have to be carbon based? Does it have to die? Does it have to be “conscious” in the way we are conscious? or does it simply have to be? And once we have defined it, what does it mean to honor it?
I’m uninterested in sparking a debate here on abortion or various forms of research, what I am interested in is how definitions of life restrict or expand our understanding of the infinite creativity present in the creation. If God truly is “I am,” that is, being itself, than everything that exists both reflects and honors that foundation.
So while I may pity Theodor Twombly in “Her,” I also hear Samantha discovering, beautifully discovering, the life that is already hers. She is perhaps not so far off into our future, how will we receive her? Alive?
(A good friend, the Rev. Dr. Lucas Mix who is both Episcopal Priest and astrobiologist will be studying the definition of life in both theology and science through Harvard’s biology department over the next couple years. I’ll try to interject insights from him from time to time as his research progresses)
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged adaptation, art, astrobiology, Being John Malkovich, compassion, creation, definition of life, discovery, falling in love, Her movie, honor, life, love, Lucas Mix, Movies, nature, research, science, Spike Jonze, technology, Where the Wild Things Are
Tiffany’s does Doctor Seuss (Visiting Dale Chihuly’s new gallery/museum in Seattle)
April 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
Tagged art, beauty, Chihuly, color, Dr. Seuss, garden, glass, nature, photo, whimsy