Archive for December, 2012

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

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4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 35,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 8 Film Festivals

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Quote of the Day – December 31 2012

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
― T.S. Eliot

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How do we find our way outside our comfort zone? To me, the idea of a zone presupposes a border, a barrier of sorts. In this case, the barrier might be made up of our definitions of ourself, how far if you will that we will go in any given direction given the circumstance. To grow and to evolve we need to push this, need to risk going too far even if it might mean breaking the person we are in order to become someone new.

Self definition by its nature seems limiting especially if it is a static rather than a dynamic definition. How far are you willing to go to expand your sense of self.? When is the last time you attempted to find out?

Blessings, G

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Indigo Flames

Indigo Flames by G A Rosenberg
Expansion of LifeLife Expansion  by G A Rosenberg

The Turning Kaleidoscope Redux

 

Twice more the wheel turns
Many Elements Added
Fuel for Future Art

 

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The Kalidescope turningThe Turning Kaleidoscope by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 30 2012

“I love to disturb people, because only by disturbing them you can make them think. They have stopped thinking for centuries. Nobody has been there to disturb them. People have been consoling them. I am not going to console anybody… Because the more you console them, the more retarded they remain. Shog them, hit them hard, give them challenge. That challenge will bring their full capacities to the climax.”
–OSHO

 

Another quote about something that I become more clear about all the time. We learn best when we move outside our comfort zone. It’s the reason why so many people fight to stay within it so hard.
I consider myself a neophile. I love things that are new and different and love exploring places and people I have never experienced before. Only recently, has it occurred to me that the new and different is my comfort zone. What is much more difficult is dealing with my past. My family and some of my past exploits. Not that my past was particularly difficult but behind the surface layer of “been there, done that” is some deep discomfort about how I am viewed and how I view others. To think I used to look down on neophobes who have an aversion to anything they havent done before and refuse to stretch themselves. Perhaps their turf, small as it is a lot smoother than my pathway strewn with ghosts. Perhaps noone’s road is easiest and all carry truth.
Blessings, G

 

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Liquid Flame

Liquid Flame Abstract by G A Rosenberg

 

Angel's Chambers

Outside Angel’s Chambers by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 29 2012

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Good old Dionysian chaos
fantastic for creating and
for manifesting change
Order doesn’t like change very much
for it likes the status quo
Yet without change
there can be little growth
and creation may die on the branch…
I will nurture my chaotic side
embracing it as part of the whole…
chaos and order perpetually dancing
creating stars, planets, and myself…

Blessings, G

 

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Balance

Balance by G A Rosenberg

 

Red and GreenPrism EffectMandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 28 2012

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”
― Anaïs Nin

Tho most times its our soul that we seek in the other and at times the journey becomes a bit more challenging than we expected. My son Zev and I are on a trip to visit relatives back east and we have run afoul of a snowstorm in Montreal. It’s an interesting feeling being at the mercy of other people’s scheduling and choices and other people’s behaviours and it really brings home how the only thing that we can really affect is how we react to everything. I feel fortunate in that Zev has become a young man at least as adaptable and accepting when things get a bit rough as I am and now we are safely ensconced in a room for the night ready to continue tomorrow. Would we be here even if we had argued and fought and complained the whole way? Probably and eventually but it helped to have someone else realizing that we needed to keep our sense of selves and senses of humour intact through it all.
Yet in my son, I not only see reflections of myself and my partner but also the man he is fast becoming and I feel proud.
Blessings, G

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View from the surface of the peacockView From the Peacock’s Surface by G A Rosenberg

Let’s go for a walk

Let’s go For a walk
Among but not touching white
What is the first step?

Let's go for a walk