The great sea has set me in motion,
set me adrift,
moving me like a weed in a river.
The sky and the strong wind
have moved the spirit in side me
till I am carried away
trembling with joy.
Twilight View, Santa Barbara
Pastel on mounted Wallace Paper
This is one of my pieces that will be in the show on May 2nd, at the Faculty Club at U.C.S.B. I had so much fun driving around taking pictures. Nothing like a beautiful spring afternoon and evening!
The "Slough" (below) is just to the West of Isla Vista, where most of the students live. There were a few walkers and I imagine that if I were working or going to school at U.C.S.B, I would be over there all the time. It was quiet and very peaceful.
Late afternoon, early evening
Although he has no form
my eyes saw him
and his glory shines in my mind,
which knows his secret
invented by the soul ...
has no boundary.
In it our senses end.
Mukta says: Words cannot contain him,
yet in him all words are.
Later I walked to the beach cliffs, just Southeast of Isla Vista. The sun was going down and the surfers were making there way out of the water. Some young musician lad, who had been playing music on the beach, handed me this little bunch of flowers as he went on his way.
Playfully you hid from me.
All day I looked.
Then I discovered
I was you,
and the celebration
of That began.
It was cooling off considerably so I jumped in the car, cranked the heat and made my way home with so many photos, it was difficult to choose which to work from (for the pastel show.) But I can tell you, I was invigorated by all the beauty and fresh ocean air!
The passages in this post are from Mala of the Heart, edited by Ravi Nathwani and Kate Vogt. It was my last purchase from the Bodhi Tree Bookstore before it closed down. It has turned out to be a beautiful purchase.
So much to write about, but I must be on my way!
Hope you are all enjoying a beautiful spring!
Blessings and light!