Sunday, September 21, 2008

n is for nature

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.
Alice Walker (b. 1944) writer and womanist

n is also for namasté - I 'borrowed' the following image from this recent article in the new york times. I thought it was pretty amazing. I've been meaning to get back into doing yoga, I wonder how long it will take to get to a level of flexibility where I can do this!

the mouse is not currently focused on birthdays, but I have to mention today is the birthday of one of my musical icons, the great canadian poet leonard cohen. leonard was born on september 21, 1934 in westmount, quebec. the following vid was done by martin van golde and features leonard's amazing song avalanche. take a few and sit back and enjoy.

martin's vid reminds me a bit of some of the wonderful vids ched has been doing lately - right now ched uses her digital camera to shoot her short vids, perhaps one of these days she'll expand to shooting with an actual video camera- wouldn't that be grand!


Squirrel said...

n is for NUT!

don't encourage Ched.

Squirrel said...

Great Video by the way. Happy B'day to LC

N is for Nyack see you very soon!

ever Notice how the word Nope is rarely used anymore?

Anonymous said...

I haven't been to your blog for a few days. How powerful are your images! Wow. The mural from Detroit reminded me of murals - amazing murals we saw in Mexico by Orasco - a contemproary of Deigo's.
Thanks for your ongoing sharing.
love, Susan

R.L. Bourges said...

I think I'll stick to doing namaste with the hands to the forehead - not sure I could manage to bring the forehead back from some of those positions needed to spell out the word :-)

I love Leonard Cohen but I guess I'm just too tired to really appreciate the vid images + the lyrics today. Some other time maybe. I have fond recollections of Cohen back in the Montréal days. A great poet and still going strong - out of necessity - since his agent took off with all his savings a few years ago. Ain't life grand?

The trees are gorgeous.

salutations graulhétoises

tut-tut said...

I also especially love that looking up shot.

Yoga! it is great for smoothing out the wrinkles, at least for a little while.

I've never heard the word "womanist" used. Interesting.

bitchlet said...

N is for Naagin (snake)

Bob Dylan said...

n is your needlecraft, also.

d. chedwick said...

The trees are magnificent.

alicesg said...

Wow beautiful nature. The trees looked so tall and healhty.

WAT said...

Nature. The Native Americans have always revered it. Much more so than the white man did. Only now do we see how big a part we play in it, and that we ARE a part of it.

Wasn't Leonard Cohen inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame this last time?

With Madonna!