Thursday, November 08, 2007

The Spirit Books from Notan Press

The Spirit Books were a major part of my life from the creation of the first one in 1992 to the completion of the series in 2005. As I worked on them, I kept in mind the quotation from Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke:

In this there is no measuring with time. A year doesn’t matter; ten years are nothing. To be an artist means not to compute or count; it means to ripen as the tree, which does not force its sap, but stands unshaken in the storms of spring with no fear that summer might not follow. It will come regardless. But it comes only to those who live as though eternity stretches before them, carefree, silent, and endless. I learn it daily, learn it with many pains, for which I am grateful. Patience is all!

The Spirit Book Series (PDF)

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