Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Artist



'Life'
(note) is an Intelligible Sphere whose center is everywhere,
and whose circumference is
nowhere.

Art is the evidenced result of One being simultaneously
occupied by … and residing in … that Sphere.

To have the brush, breath, quill, fingers, feet, or voice,
transported by the Influence of that Sphere,
is to permit Life to speak.

To stand, in the midst of a Moment, and allow that Sphere
to express Itself through, and in, Us ...
is the essence of living Art.

The most legitimate definition of “Artist” is realized …
in the embodiment, and free expression, of all that is
the Power and Scope of that Sphere …
In any One of Us




(note)The nature of God is ...
an intelligible sphere whose centre is everywhere ...

and whose circumference is nowhere.”

______________________________

(A last treatise of Empedocles quoted in the Roman de la Rose and by St. Bonaventura in “Itinerarius Mentis in Deum” [ch5, closing line])





6 comments:

San said...

Anyone can be an artist. Creating, or co-creating, one's life as a hope-bringer, is the highest art form.

Classic Charm said...

My friend, why you never cease...this is beautiful. And I have to tell you Juan Miguel, I mean John-Michael, I truly enjoyed your post about how you were named. I must admit it gave me quite the chuckle...sorry....
Hugs,
Rose

John-Michael said...

From the Soul of One whose life echoes the harmonies of Hope and beauty brought to her world ... your words, Dearest San, ring true and sweet.

Lovingly ...

John-Michael said...

Darling Rose, I am delighted that i can bring something that you can find beauty in. And the "chuckle" that my little story brought to you is a joy for me to know about. Thank you, Dearest Friend, for telling me!

Hugs and Loving to You ...

Annette said...

That is just BEAUTIFUL!!, our life is like a painting, everyday a new canvas, new colors, some days very brightly painted, and some days not, I try to chose the brighter oil paints, then the water paints, when I stop by to visit you, its always the finer oil paints in my picture and Thank you...
Hugs
Annette

John-Michael said...

As I traveled that sweet place between Sleep and Awakeness today, the journey was accompanied by THIS soundtrack. Whilst transported by the amazing music, I was visited by Imagery and Language that demanded that I quickly rise, and (with eyes still closed, to maintain the Vision) begin writing on a hastily grabbed sheet of paper. This post is what resulted. It was a beautiful Moment, My Darling Annette, and I am happy to have You share it with Me.

Lovingly ...

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