Archive Monthly Archives: January 2022

“The Artistic Laboratory”

“My laboratory was also that of an alchemist, and from my stored treasures I sought, as he once had, the materia prima, whose discovery would bring the Great Light to my being. My alchemist worked with the physical elements of my body and the ideational vapors of my mind. In his retorts and alembics could […]

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“Newborn World”

“The world outside seemed to have been bathed and cleansed just as she had. It might have been the world Adam and Eve saw, this paradise of delight and all potential. It was no longer a gathering of objects spread before her view, but a pulsing of Existence, a breathing of Being that she gazed […]

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“Daphnis and Chloé”

“After a few minutes, Ravel’s ‘Daphnis et Chloé’ sounded from the red-nosed Magnavox stereo. This music enthralled her. In it she heard the world awakening from its dark-night slumbers. The composer had somehow managed to eavesdrop on nature herself, so that he could audibly portray her first twinklings of dawning awareness, the hypnopompic images that […]

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“Sunset in Tahiti”

“We were all perfectly at peace, lying there watching as the sun began to set. The horizon was striped with alternating bands of vermilion and gold leaf. A swath of poppy red formed a sort of nebular spaceship directly in front of us. The forested hills in the distance looked like a child’s irregular cutout […]

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“Tahitian Beach”

“We all settled back on our leaves to watch the ocean. What ancient memories and dim recollections of the womb the breaking surf must bring back to us. How else to explain the fascination it holds? Despite our knowing with certainty that each splashing wave will be followed by another, we still see in every […]

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“Lotus Gathering”

“In the distance, I saw two young women carefully balancing themselves in a canoe as they bent over its side to gather lotuses. There was such grace in the way they slowly arched their backs and reached down to take the flowers, as if they were first seeking permission from the local deity before performing […]

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