Category freedom

Abstract Art and Spirituality – my story

Just as pure abstract art is not dogmatic, neither is it decorative.      Piet Mondrian Why abstract art? My family and some friends just can’t fathom and shrug their shoulders. “You actually can draw so well, why you keep painting these strange meaningless things?” I can’t blame them, most of my young life I hated abstract […]

“Immensity of Silence” – some scary poetry and its meaning

Immensity of Silence – not a tremble, No flutter, not a flicker in the Void… Came, flourished, sank – completely unremembered, Into the Silence – thoroughly destroyed! *** When I shared this little piece of poetry with my friends, it dropped like a stone, into complete silence (ha-ha!), which was a bit puzzling for me. […]

True self and the gender identity

What is our “true self” has to do with our gender identity? Absolutely nothing! No shame, no pride, no inferiority, no superiority. Just different bodies with different types of genitalia. And, yes, of course, the whole conceptual world of gender roles, history, judgements, and cultural perceptions, which is fun and colourful in itself, but when […]

Happy little elephant – haiku

Not belonging anywhere, not fitting in, Yet free and happy, just like a little yellow elephant, Floating through the colorful sky… I painted this piece while volunteering at Dream Community, Taiwan – lovely and unique art center. This little happy elephant kind of just jumped through me onto a medium sized piece of wood, I […]

“The Moon” – Liberated! Zen symbolism in real life

The references to “The Moon”, “Reflection of the Moon” and “Finger pointing to the Moon” are very common in Zen teachings. I really like these symbols, in my opinion, they pretty much describe the very core of our existence as people in the society and the source of our constant and pervasive dissatisfaction. “The Moon” […]

In my world – being at peace

Now IT is always here. The shine and peace, permeating everything, invisible and yet undeniably present structure to everything, suffused with something that doesn’t really have an accurate description in our language and can only be remotely conveyed by the word “Love”. But it is not a human love, it is deeper, more pure, it […]

“Th” inquiry or the burden of national identity

If you are a non-native speaker of English you probably had problems with that pesky “th” sound, which is produced by sticking out your tongue in totally strange and awkward way. Despite spending many years in the English-speaking environment, I could never master it, and still often say “ze” instead of “the” which immediately reveals […]