Inspiration

 

“True alchemy lies in this formula: ‘Your memory and your senses are but the nourishment of your creative impulse’.”
― Arthur Rimbaud

 

What nourishes your creative impulse? What is it that you feel, think or see that makes you grab for a pen or a paintbrush or a computer keyboard and mouse in order to express it in your own unique way?
Is it a vision of beauty or outrage that strikes you? Is it a new song that you’ve never heard before? Perhaps it is the taste of something so delicious that you want to heap praise on it (‘His lips tasted refreshing like the first swim on a hot summer’s day’ or perhaps ‘I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream.’). Is it the first sound from a baby’s lips or seeing it smile? Are you inspired by a vision from whatever deities you hold dear? Whichever it is (and I have been inspired by almost all of these things), enjoy it and create on for every artistic endeavour becomes an electric impulse firing through the brain of the universe.
Blessings, G

 

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Minerva From the WavesMinerva From the Waves by G A Rosenberg

 

PulsarPulsar by G A Rosenberg

 

Cosmic Key and Lock (Redux)

 

Unlocking secrets
both internal and cosmically can
challenge a strong will.

 

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Cosmic Key and Lock (Redux)

At the Crossroads

 

…I see myself at crossroads in my life, mapless, lacking bits of knowledge – then, the Moon breaks through, lights up the path before me…”
― John Geddes

 

There is that in me that loves a crossroads. I salute Hecate, Papa Legba and Thoth and I enjoy the moment of possibilities when all roads that can be seen are equally possible. True, there is a decision called for each time we arrive yet there is always that moment to savour when all seem equally possible or impossible and all cry out “Choose me”. Yet when I look for quotes to share about the crossroads’ wonders, it seems that many see them as negative as if a decision was a frightening thing to make and choosing to not decide might make cowards of us all.
I will hang out at the crossroads at Twilight or Midnight and invoke my gods and goddesses. I will choose so that I may find the crossroads again and be open to new possibilities.
Blessings, G

 

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In Fevered Dreams they visitIn Fevered Dreams They Visit by G A Rosenberg

 

A Trident GateA Trident Gate by G A Rosenberg

 

A Judgement of Vampires

 

“The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.”
― Robert M. Pirsig

 

The din of a thousand words echoing
decrying each other’s faults
criticizing each other’s actions
feeding on the blood they sense in the wind
on the water
at their feet.
Yet in their mirrorless existences
for they cannot see their reflections
and will not reflect on their thoughts
except when echoed by others.
Unkind? Unjust? Unfair?
Perhaps only human
for am I not committing the sin
by naming it
by blaming it
by shaming it?
I will uncover my looking glass
and gaze into the water
and reflect on myself
and change from within
and evolve from without
and resolve to be kind
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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The Maze Reflects on Many LevelsThe Maze Reflects on Many Levels by G A Rosenberg

 

Enigmatic TotemEnigmatic Totem by G A Rosenberg

 

Two Women (Redux)

 

Dark clouds lay within
Outside cannot storm enough
to reflect her soul.

 

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Her Thoughts Stormy and Windtorn (Redux)Her Thoughts Stormy and Windtorn by G A Rosenberg

 

Her Past in Ashes
yet calmly she contemplates
a new way to be

 

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A New Day (Redux)A New Day by G A Rosenberg

 

People Watching at the Art Museum

 

“If only humans see humans
The same way artists see artworks,
Everybody is beautiful.”
— Jerico Silvers

 

I love going to art museums. The art is a source of constant inspiration. Lately in addition to the pictures, I have developed a new interest in the galleries. I love to watch the people looking at art.
I see the serious and thoughtful art students studying pieces they have seen only in books in rapt fascination.
I see others obviously bored looking at their phones and wishing they were anywhere else but even they will occasionally be grabbed by a particular painting or two. It is as if a new light shines in their eyes.
I see kids running and playing being herded by their parents and overly patient boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands and wives somewhat vicariously enjoying their loved ones expressed interest. Each person is a work of art and study in contrasting emotion and mood. Each worthy of at least a passing glance.
Blessings, G

 

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In a Cave, SilentIn a Cave, Silent by G A Rosenberg

 

Fractal BelfryFractal Belfry by G A Rosenberg

 

In the Stars

 

“Astrology is assured of recognition from psychology, without further restrictions, because astrology represents the summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity.”
― C.G. Jung

 

I wrote the following in response to a post by someone expressing their doubts about Astrology. I have read many arguments for and against the validity of Astrology and I find that often my chart when done by someone who is knowledgeable and intuitive gives me some remarkable insights both into myself and the cycles that I am currently going through:

 

From the point of view of hard science, astrology should not work. It is based on placement and shapes of constellations from quite a long time ago that don’t hold true. Vedic Astrology is a bit better in this regard from my understanding.
However, astrology and predictions (readings) from professional astrologers hits true much more often than random chance and statistics would have it.
I believe that this may be true because of the collective belief in astrology that each planet’s placement at any particular time has consistent meanings and consistent relationships with other planets. This collective belief has magically reshaped reality enough that you can look at someone’s chart and gain some insight into their personality and behaviours and be able to look at their chart in relationship to current positions and gain insight into the cycles that they are going through.
Newspaper horoscopes on the other hand tend to hold as much relationship to people’s lives as the average fortune cookie.

Blessings, G

 

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Brief SojournBrief Sojourn by G A Rosenberg

 

Midnight PrismMidnight Prism by G A Rosenberg

 

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