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  • With My Back To the World

    Martin’s writings are highly contemplative and display an active engagement in Eastern philosophies–especially Zen Buddhism and Taoism–and muse on her lifelong themes: sensibility, responsiveness, beauty, truth, inspiration, humility, and perfection.

  • John Cage

    Live the Mystery

    The first time I heard of John Cage was in the early 90s. I was in my early teens, and was just beginning to discover. mostly through books and art, that there was a much larger world …

  • Gifts

    Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to see the Abstract Expressionist show at the Art Gallery of Ontario here in Toronto. The highlights for me were the shadowy hues of rich…

  • Patti Smith

    One Book Opens Another: Patti Smith’s “Just Kids.”

    When I started reading Just Kids, I realized that music was going to take center stage. …

  • Georgia O’Keefe, "New York with Moon," 1925

    Unexpected Intrusions of Beauty

    Andy Goldsworthy, a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist once said: “I find some of my new works disturbing, just as I find nature as a whole disturbing. The landscape is often perceived…

  • Agnes Martin

    A Wordless Shock

    Author and painter, Agnes Martin wrote “When I think of art, I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye, it is in the mind.”…