Thursday, September 2, 2010

Can art save the world?

This was asked at an opening last week, and I launched into my diatribe over whether it was possible and came to the conclusion that it can't, but it can help save one person. Art touches everyone differently, we might agree on certain terms about the cultural product but beyond that there is so much going on.
I am loathe to try and articulate the who why when and wheres, but I know there have been times that I have found greatness in art. In music and my love, books. I wouldn't be what I am if I hadn't been exposed to much greatness and so much trash. I truly believe that if you have art in your life, you can be rescued from the direst straits.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Why bother?

Well, you were born, and here you are, bothering me...I so don't mind, I am here to help. I think we need to find diversions in life, there are astounding choices available to us. And then try to bother enjoying doing something. Seeing something, being something, making something, making someone else happy, doing some good. Why bother? Bothering is what we are here for, us nefarious creatures. We try, we attempt, we fail, we learn, we make do, we try something else. We meet people, see things, are introduced to new concepts, engaged with different ways of thinking, reading and trying...
If I didn't have books I wouldn't be who I am today. I bother because thats what being a human is about, bumbling along and trying all sorts of new angles, and being exposed to what the world has to offer, and then try to give something back. It may not be much, a little good energy, a smattering of something, because life is certainly brief and to be immersed in this world for even a little bit is your burden, not to be taken too lightly. There is only one of you, so you ought to take care of yourself.
love Guru Goffman love

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Handy tip

For kitchen oriented people cooking pulses;
Did you know that a tiny sprinkle of sodium bicarbonate into the boiling water when boiling beans will expediate their cooking drastically. Watch out or they'll turn to absolute mush.

What does 'please' mean?

Water in Lake George!

I think it means a smile.

Monday, June 14, 2010

What do I do about bullying at work?

A spider using a snail's shell
Don't take it on board. It is the bully's problem, and you cannot let it rule your life or torture you. Once you have reported it to the necessary authorities, your job is to not let it overwhelm you. I feel sorry for the person who feels they need to do this to you, but more importantly you need to protect yourself from their harm and not let it make you falter. You will need to be very weary about being with them, and how you relate to them. Life is full of complications, and that is one reason why I am here.

Monday, May 31, 2010

What is your favourite colour?

I used to think I had one, but as I have gotten older, I realise that every colour has it's place. I love them all. It comes down to colour placement and selection.
They are all good, I like 'em bright, I like 'em dark. I like to choose exactly what shades I feel like wearing, because it makes me feel good. Colour has such an exciting visual power, it amazes me how wonderful colours are.

How do you get candle wax off a candle holder?

I find the best way is with super-hot water. Just run the hot tap over it, and use a blunt knife to peel off the melted wax. Works like a dream.