As I ran along a darkish path, dawn just breaking, a glint of tentative sun caught my eye. I had to stop and marvel at this illusive critter and its creation. Try and try as I did, I could not get a good shot of him with my humble iPhone (not blaming, only explaining). But I did manage to capture some of the silvery threads which called to me in the first place. Continue reading “Up early on a Saturday morning”
It has been another one of those mind-stretching months, with a Poetry Workshop every Sunday afternoon, art exhibitions, and problem solving in the kitchen. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: February 2019”
Stone, steel, silks, stains, syllables.
If asked, most of us would classify these are non-living. Yet, the artists in us are able to create movement, bring to life creations with these and other media. Continue reading “Moving Art”
There I am minding my footfall on the rocky slightly uneven trail when a unlikely flash of red stops me dead. On the usually quiet way from Dairy Farm Nature Park to Zhenghua Nature Park is a digger doing its work.
It occurs to me that the idea of refurbishing nature is quite funny, and not a little ironical. But I suppose with rain and erosion, it is necessary to keep our trails well-maintained for safety reasons. Still. It is just an interesting contrast in sight & thought.
I have been reminded time and again how mind-expanding & soul-nourishing travel is for the soul. Whether we physically go to another locale, or watch a movie, or read a book, or view art that transports us elsewhere, it is a joy & delight to immerse ourselves in a different world.
The above installation is called Good Fortune, and forms part of the iLight Singapore Festival. As a bit of a science fiction geek in my youth, it gives me warm fuzzies to walk under it as it forms a celestial canopy over the Elgin Bridge Underpass along the Singapore River.
It has been an eventful month, filled with music & literary events, peppered with crafty endeavours, visits with friends, good food shared. And yet, instead of being exhausted, I feel quite exhilarated. I owe this energy in part to new iron supplements; the old ones made me a little sick, so I took them sporadically. This new formulation seems to sit well with me, and hence, more energy to keep going! Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: October 2018”