Today we are aware as never before of the plurality of human life-styles and possibilities, while at the same time being tied, like in an old silent movie, to a runaway locomotive rushing headlong toward a very singular catastrophe.
Gary Synder (b. 8 may 1930) poet, ecological philosopher
quote from Earth House Hold: Technical Notes and Queries to Fellow Dharma Revolutionaries
wild ramp picking party - the ramps were great but they weren't nearly as wild or as wondrous as the asian inspired art which ben wears.
ben graciously gave me on a tour of his ink work - most of the magnificent and powerful art was done by a denver based tattoo artist named john slaughter. ben said he simply told slaughter the type of symbolism and images he would like and away slaughter went!
the detail and intricacy of each piece was amazing - i particularly liked the small fox-like face at the center of the samurai's body!
ben recently moved to cleveland and is currently the executive sous chef at muse, one of cleveland's premier dining establishments. i have found that some chefs have some of most amazing and interesting body art - not too surprising - for the core of preparing good food is a creative and expressive endeavor!
this morning i heard that maurice sendak died .
in memory of maurice, in lieu of a song today i offer a reading of where the wild things are, sendak's most famous book. although i love max and his wild things, i think my personal favorite children's book by maurice is mickey in the night kitchen. probably because for me it is the most fun to read out loud -it is so musical and fun and of course centers around food - i'm in the milk and the milk in me!! god bless milk and god bless me!