Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Eleventh Day of Christmas: Gifts

I am reflecting on the gifts of the season: the sharing of the time with friends and family, the gifts I was given including the above Graphite Object by Mario Batle which my son got for me at the Museum of Art and Design in New York, and the gift I gave myself— a week of calm and methodical cleaning and sorting in the studio. Giving myself physical space for new activity opens up inner space for new ideas and creative flow. I think of the line from the medieval mystic Meister Eckhart that Lewis Hyde quotes in The Gift: "Let us borrow empty vessels." Now the task for the new year is to keep these open surfaces as an invitation to action.

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