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The Creative Life: Pamela Timms


 (Introducing a new section on the site: an occasional series of interviews with people whose writings/ art/ music/ creative work have inspired me.) 1,468 more words

The Creative Life

Walk the talk: you're not alone

I had a conversation with someone about the contents of my last post – in general about the reality of the creative life but more specifically about the anxiety inherent in not only being creative but promoting that creativity. 3,208 more words


Little Joy


How many dramatic-sky-over-the-Institute photos can I post before you guys give up on me?

I’ve fallen back into the darknes of Dhagpo, which isn’t so much a darkness as an absence of internet presence caused by long days and sleepy evenings with late sunsets. 723 more words


The writing life

When you’re a writer, people seem to feel you must be bohemian enough to accept them asking you anything. Or maybe people are just rude. 759 more words


Moon Light Reflections

Maine weather seems very unpredictable. Forecasts call for clear nights but fog is a threat and clouds seem to roll in without warning. So, I only had one decent night of clear skies in which to enjoy the Milky Way. 137 more words

The Creative Life

Clearing The Path

On Saturday night, I went to hear a classical music performance in a church nearby. As the tones of clavichord and violin filled the old stone building, my heart rose with the brimming notes, and I thought, “This feels like refuge.” It’s not at all the traditional triple gem of the Buddhist refuge, but somewhere in the music I felt the fullness and emptiness of all phenomena and the confirmation that it is possible to reach an understanding of this paradox. 650 more words


David Lynch on Where Ideas Come From

A short clip of acclaimed writer/director/filmmaker/Transcendental meditator David Lynch discussing where ideas come from.

The Thick Darkness