Sunday, September 30, 2018

Thought for the Day

[. . .] Love is a door.
~ Daniel Priest


Quoted from Daniel Priest's Poem "I Stand and Knock" in Image, No. 97, Summer 2018, page 86

Daniel Priest, Austin-Based Poet, Associate Editor at Borderlands, and Master Arborist

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Thought for the Day

[. . .]we now pass on, so that even at the end
of time, even in what looks like silence,
even in the quietest sense of disappearance,
even in the far distance of times beyond
our present understanding, we will be remembered
in the way others still live, and still live on, in our love.
~ David Whyte

Quoted from David Whyte, "Everlasting" in The Bell and the Blackbird (Many Rivers Press, 2018)

David Whyte,  Poet, Author, Speaker; Associate Fellow, Said Business School, University of Oxford

Listen to David Whyte's interview at the Poets Cafe, July 29, 2018.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

New Artist Watch Feature at Escape Into Life

Gail Nadeau, Collage No. 1

Gail Nadeau, Collage No. 2

© Gail Nadeau


This month's Artist Watch column at Escape Into Life presents images from illustrator Gail Nadeau's lovely Dresses series. 

Gail, who grew up on her grandfather's farm in Voorheesville, New York, is best known for her photography and mixed media work, which includes 100 Angels, a portfolio of small, over-painted photographs, and Notebook, a series of enlarged and re-worked images originally collaged in a watercolor notebook.

Today's Artist Watch presents seven images from Gail's Dresses series, her Artist Statement, and a brief biography.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Thought for the Day

[. . .] the edge is a creative place to be—
a place from which to see the whole field—
and to empathize with those who are not sure where they belong.
~ Barbara Brown Taylor

Quoted from "A Conversation with Barbara Brown Taylor", Interview, Image, No. 97, Summer 2018

Barbara Brown Taylor, Writer, Speaker, and "Spiritual Contrarian" (Episcopal Priest)

Taylor's forthcoming book is Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others (HarperOne, April 2019).

Barbara Brown Taylor on FaceBook

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Thought for the Day

What seems most outlandish in our autobiography
is what really happened.
~ Steve Abbot

Quoted from Steve Abbott, "Elegy", in Noel Black, Uselysses (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011)

Noel Black, Writer-Producer, Poet

Steve Abbott (1943 - 1992), Poet, Critic, Editor, Novelist, Artist

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Thought for the Day

[O]ne of the duties of the spirit is joy, and another is serenity . . . .
~ Thornton Wilder


Quoted from Thornton Wilder's 1930 Letter to Paul Stephenson

Thornton Wilder (1897 - 1975), American Playwright and Novelist

Robin G. Wilder and Jackson R. Bryer (Eds.), The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder (HarperCollins, 2010) 

Thornton Wilder Letters, 1927 - 1965, Special Collections, PennState University Libraries

Robert Gottlieb. "Man of Letters: The Case of Thornton Wilder", The New Yorker, January 7, 2013

Richard H. Goldstone, Interview with Thornton Wilder, The Art of Fiction No. 16, The Paris Review, Winter 1956