Sunday, October 25, 2020

Thought for the Day

If you remember how to wonder, then you already
have what you need to learn how to love.
~ Valarie Kaur


Quoted in "Awe, Wonder, and Love" in the Series "Order, Disorder, Reorder: Part One", Center for Contemplation and Action, August 13, 2020 (Reference: Valarie Kaur, See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love (One World: 2020), pp 10-11)

Valarie Kaur, Sikh Activist, Civil Rights Lawyer, Filmmaker, Writer

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Thought for the Day

Along the way of life, someone must have sense enough
and morality enough to cut off the chain of hate. This can only
be done by projecting the ethic of love to the center of our lives.
~ Martin Luther King Jr.


Reference: Martin Luther King Jr., Stride toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (Harper and Row, 1958, pages 103-103 

Coretta Scott King, Foreword to Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love (Fortress Press, 2010; 1981; 1963), pags x-xi

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968). African American Minister, Civil Rights Activist; Winner, Nobel Prize

Thursday, October 15, 2020

New Artist Watch Post at Escape Into Life

Steve Maphoso, Beauty, 2020
Charcoal and Acrylic on Mounting Board
46 cm  x 42 cm


Today's new Artist Watch column at Escape Into Life features beautiful portraits by Steve Maphoso.

Born in Angola, Steve currently lives and works in South Africa. He has been exhibiting his paintings, drawings, and collages since 2017; in 2021, his first solo show is planned. The artist platform North Waveland represents Steve.

For today's Artist Watch, I have included eight images of Steve's artworks, his Artist Statement, and a brief biography.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Thought for the Day

When you understand, you love. And when you love,
you naturally act in a way that relieves the suffering of people.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh


Reference: Rachel Neumann (Ed.), Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace (Parallax Press, Rev. Ed., 2005; 1987)

Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist Monk and Spiritual Teacher, Peace Activist, Poet,  Founder of Plum Village Tradition

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Thought for the Day

Daylight changes all the answers.
~ Jane Mead

Quoted from Jane Mead, "Talking to You" in To the Wren: Collected & New Poems 1991-2019 (Alice James Books, 2019), page 136

Jane Mead (1958-2019), American Poet

Jane Mead Profiles at Academy of American Poets and Poetry Foundation