The Aspiration of The Artist



English: “The Moselle near Schengen at the Drailännereck”, oil painting by Luxembourg artist Nico Klopp, 1924. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From a deep well comes a certain longing.  It is for a distant horizon, dimly remembered, portending a certain clarity.  The striving for a transcendental, gives flesh and meaning to the concreteness of everyday reality.  For the artist is always seeking something more, be it in a painting, a song, or a poem.

What is the aspiration of the artist?   This question is as old as the hills, and as new as the as the latest blog post.  Timeless in form, yet essential in delineation, the artist strives to enter into the conversation of life, the river of connection that daily engulfs our lives.  Connection is key, for the moment dialogue is engaged, the artist enters into her element, and the creative flow arises naturally.  This is a given.

Perhaps in this new year, 2015, we can assess the realities before us.  A fact is still a fact, yet a dramatization can yield rich metaphors of meaning.  Hence, a realm of poetry is entered, a landscape of vivid portrayal, giving fresh impetus to the artist’s innate desire to create.  Yet, it is the conversation that gives meaning, the open knowledge that someone has seen our work, and that someone understands and appreciates it.

This is why, we at Lavender Turquois, curate the best, most interesting and liveliest of the vast offerings present to us in the WordPress domain.  This is our calling, and we hope your enjoy our effort.  For it is entering into the conversation, the element of mutual appreciation and dialog that comes with sincere effort, that is the true aspiration of the artist.

God Laughs

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God is always about the fullest possible reality, not the one that we choose as comfortable and strain in vain to protect. God laughs because God is with us , not far from us. God’s wisdom is being and insider with us. I believe God laughs because he knows what our possible future is. Our stories are sacramental we must have a willingness to be disturbed within and without. We see the truth in the past because we can relax and laugh with God. It seems so absurd when we recognize plotting for control, separation and power. This is a misuse of our passion for union.  While protecting the edges we  use God as an ally. God laughs that we think God is like us.

We are ironic creatures because we forget that God works through us and we fail to recognize the limits of our power, virtue and wisdom. Surrender leads to…

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  Cell phone says no service. No electricity, only a solar lamp to read by. It is more than enough. I am free to just be. The prayer times set the pace. Reading the Rule  on Tools for Good Works in the context of the desert, I can surely dash every negative thought on Christ and if I forget, it is simply a matter of returning my gaze to the mountains.

  I am convicted of how little I pray for others, my prayers going on and on about healing for myself. My heart is open like a canyon of compassion for anyone that comes across my mind. present their faces to me so I can immediately turn them over to your Divine remedy.

  The ordinary mid day – If I don’t pray in the ordinary what are my chances…

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Thomas Merton Quoted

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“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone. We find it with another.”

“Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love therefore, is its own reward.”

“We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.”

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The Seventh Step Prayer

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My Creator

I am now willing that You should have all of me,

good and bad.

I pray that You now remove from me

every single defect of character which stands in the way

of my usefulness to You and my fellows.

Grant me strength, as I go out from here,

to do Your bidding


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