Sunday, May 26, 2019

Thought for the Day

What kind of life are you building,
and by whose power are you building it?
~ Joseph E. Gorra

Quoted from Joseph E. Gorra, "The Intentionality of Becoming Complete Human Beings", CCCA/Biola University Lent Project, April 13, 2019

Joseph E. Gorra, Founder and Director, Veritas Life Center, Writer and Educator

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Thought for the Day

. . . real love. . . changes outcomes
 and creates whole new people. . . .
~ Cynthia Bourgeault


Quoted from Cynthia Bourgeault, Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation, "Anointing and Anointed" at Center for Action and Contemplation, April 11, 2019

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault, Episcopal Priest, Write, Internationally Known Retreat Leader

Thursday, May 16, 2019

New Artist Watch Feature at Escape Into Life

Jordan Nassar, The Future With Longing, 2018
Hand-embroidered Cotton on Cotton
22" x 22"
© Jordan Nassar


This month's Artist Watch at Escape Into Life showcases the exquisite abstract embroidery of textile artist Jordan Nassar.

A Palestinian-American born in New York City, where he currently resides, Jordan uses his meticulous hand-stitching to address such subjects as identity, cultural heritage, symbology, codes and language systems, and superstition and religious beliefs. The geometric patterning he uses and carefully maps out is adapted from Islamic symbols present in Palestinian hand embroidery.

Today's Artist Watch column features six images of Jordan's work, his Artist Statement, and a brief biography, as well as a link to his Instagram page.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Thought for the Day

It is terrible to survive
as consciousness
buried in the dark earth.
~ Louise Gluck

Quoted from Louise Gluck, "The Wild Iris" in The Wild Iris (The Ecco Press, 1992), page 1

Louise Gluck, Award-Winning American Poet; Former Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Thought for the Day

There is no country
left for the weaponless.
~ Carolyne Wright

Quoted from Carolyne Wright, "Flowers in Winter (XII)"  in This Dream The World: New and Selected Poems (Lost Horse Press, 2017), page 140

Carolyne Wright, American Poet