slow cloth

…upon waking i immediately engaged in a holding ceremony. just so it didn’t get away from me completely. slow cloth involves some role playing. some sort of bonding is required. getting involved. commitment. acknowledgment of thoughts caught… the keepers of story.

Jude Hill, Spiritcloth, March 30, 2009

So amazing, so beautiful. Can this even be possible with paper? (let alone digital files…)

software note

I am designing a piece of software. At work. I’m obsessed with it. I wake up and try to fall asleep with problems to solve on my mind. Just want to work on it until done.

Elegant
Clean
Satisfying
With structural integrity
And ease of use

on the lookout for

You’ve said you personally are “constantly on the lookout for what Rosanna Warren described so very well: work that floodlights the true oddness of life in the crafted oddness of language.”

From Kaveh Akbar’s interview with Don Share, editor of Poetry maagazine, at divedapper.com

oh yeah (creativity)

for me, it comes down to #1, catching a thought, and #2, staying with it. perhaps “the plan” is a lie, another untruth. one which generates the illusion that one can be in control. and perhaps this is the source of many sadnesses.

so i now see the creative process as always radiating outward, as opposed to filling up some predefined vessel with things. i think it is more about sitting in the center of a thought. and really being there. over and over, at each instant. with all your heart. and letting that instant color every movement and so….everything in your range is part of that thought, is related to your current journey and absolutely everything is there for you to use. and this process is a positive gathering of elements filtered through your heart and it is something new because of that and this is a happy feeling. peace.

and you continue on until you #3, finish ( oh, NO, there is no finish….another untruth…) until you are ready to let it go.

let it go, let it go, let it go. ( singing to the tune of “let it snow”….)

jude hill, december 11, 2007

piping

I went into New York, Battery Park City, to a Poet’s House event. Matthea Harvey and Marilyn Nelson. Cozy and enjoyable.

The city stressed me out though. Cold, windy, difficult, ominous. I took photos. I couldn’t acclimate, although I saw lots of interesting things. These are a collection pipes. I felt like a criminal taking pictures of pipes.

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