Inspiration in January
John Keats (1795-1821), shared by my friend, Rangi McNeil during our residency at the Vermont Studio Center.
I found this quote, from the Dalai Lama. It closely parallels my artist bio/statement.
"It is extremely important to investigate the causes or origins of suffering. One must begin that process by appreciating the impermanent, transient nature of our existence. All things, events and phenomena are dynamic, changing every moment, nothing remains static. Meditating on one's blood circulation could serve to reinforce this idea: the blood is constantly flowing, it never stands still...And since it is the nature of all phenomena to change every moment, this indicates to us that all things lack the ability to endure or remain the same. And since all things are subject to change, nothing exists in a permanent condition, nothing is able to remain the same under its own independent power. Thus, all things are under the power or influence of other factors. So at any given moment, no matter how pleasant or pleasurable your experience may be, it will not last."
- His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama