Body matters

Ghada Amer Green Paradise for bodies

Ghada Amer, Untitled,ย  acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas (2008)

Every week I read a novel by a Japanese writer with my friend โ€“ in her case the original and in mine a translation. Recently we read The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto. The main character, Chihiro, is an artist who paints murals for a living.ย  She spends most of her time outdoors, engaging her whole body as she works. โ€˜I guess Iโ€™m one of those people who always thinks with her body,โ€™ she says. Continue reading Body matters

The beauty of uncertainty

Nothing is certain and nothing lasts. As Sogyal Rinpoche writes in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, โ€˜there is only one law in the universe that never changes โ€“ that all things change, and that all things are impermanent. This realisation of impermanence is the only thing we can hold onto.โ€™ Continue reading The beauty of uncertainty