Sunday, March 28, 2021

Thought for the Day

In the midst of so much coming apart,
I wonder, where is home? Where is our unshakable core,
that place beyond which no harm can reach?
~ Fred Bahnson
Quoted from Fred Bahnson, "Keeping the World in Being: Meditations on Longing", Emergence Magazine,  Online Essay

Fred Bahnson, Author and Essayist; Director, Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative, Wake Forest University School of Divinity; Co-Founder and Former Director, Anathoth Community Garden

Fred Bahnson on Twitter

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Thought for the Day

A writer or poet shouldn't accept labels and roles;
his work is to question them.
~ Najwan Darwish
Quoted from Kareem James Abu-Zeid, "A Wave in the Sea: Najwan Darwish on Exhausted on the Cross'" (Interview), Words Without Borders Daily, February 24, 2021

Najwan Darwish, Contemporary Arab Poet and Translator [He is no relation to Mahmoud Darwish.]

Thursday, March 18, 2021

New Artist Watch Feature at Escape Into Life


Heather Horton, Princess, Sunlit, 2020
Oil on Panel, 32" x 43"
(Available via Abbozzo Gallery)

© Heather Horton


The artwork of Heather Horton of Canada first appeared in Artist Watch at Escape Into Life in 2012. Today, as we do on occasion, we are featuring some of Heather's more recent paintings, which include her autobiographical, water, and draped-figure subjects.

Born in Burlington, Ontario, in 1974, Heather remains a remarkably prolific and successful artist whose work has appeared in a Paul Feig film, is collected worldwide, and is shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions.

Today's Artist Watch showcases images of nine of Heather's paintings, in addition to her Artist Statement, a brief profile, and her social media. A link to Heather's earlier EIL feature is provided as well.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Thought for the Day

Joy is not made to be a crumb.
~ Mary Oliver
Quoted from Mary Oliver, "Don't Hesitate"  in Devotions (Penguin Press, 2017) and Swan: Poems and Prose Poems (Beacon Press, 2012)

Mary Oliver (1935-2019)

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Thought for the Day

Science takes things apart to see how they work.
Religion puts things together to see what they mean.
~ Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks


Requoted in Jonathan Sacks, "The Beautiful Institution", Plough, November 8, 2020; from Jonathan Sacks, The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning (Schocken, 2011)

Jonathan Sacks (1948-2020), Philosopher, Theologian, Author; Chief Rabbi, United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, 1991-2013