Integrating My Experience


“Go for broke. Always try and do too much. Dispense with safety nets. Take a deep breath before you begin talking. Aim for the stars. Keep grinning. Be bloody-minded. Argue with the world. And never forget that writing is as close as we get to keeping a hold on the thousand and one things–childhood, certainties, cities, doubts, dreams, instants, phrases, parents, loves–that go on slipping , like sand, through our fingers.”
― Salman Rushdie


How do our experiences shape us? How do we take what life gives us and make something worthwhile and of value if only to us? During the last two weeks I have seen so much both in experiencing new shores and people and in seeing some of the most famous and beautiful works of art ever created. As much fun as it is, it has also been somewhat overwhelming and I will no doubt spend months (if not years) integrating it all. At the same time I will experience much more. In the art I created today, I have made the first attempts at incorporating visually some of the wonder I’ve seen. Hopefully as time passes I will find that my palate and abilities have grown. In this way the adventure continues.
Blessings, G


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Restored ShephardRestored Shepherd by G A Rosenberg


Nude Shadow Beside TreeNude Shadow Beside Tree by G A Rosenberg


No Time to be Bored


“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.”
— Jack Kerouac


Have you imagined everything you could ever imagine?
Have you seen everything of beauty there is to see even in your own backyard?
Have you learned everything about yourself there is to learn?
Do you truly know your lover / brothers / sisters / friends / spouse as well as you could?
Have you read every book that can interest you?
Surfed every site you could?
Traveled to every place you could get to?
Have you healed yourself of all wounds both psychic and physical?
Have you sung every song in you to sung?
Have you created everything there is to create?
Have you explored the totality of your relationship to the universe?
There’s so much to experience in life,
how can any of us find time to be bored?
Blessings, G


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Mulitcoloured Mountain DwellingMulti-Coloured Mountain Dwelling


Admiring the Life MaskAdoring the Life Mask by G A Rosenberg