seeking_brilliance

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Following some life purpose of shining inspiration (which is going pretty well over at my creative arts club (MindVenture))-- We have now begun writing music for paintings that club members submit to the group page.  All paintings are open for writing and musical prompts, and here is one that uses both. (Just some improv piano while looking at the paintings--- both paintings by Patrick J McCollum.)

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HEARTLAND

Some mornings, in the dead chill of winter, pa would emerge from the cabin facing the river and declare that it was cold enough to freeze the waterfall. He was always silly like that, around me and lil' Em. We'd giggle and wrap ourselves around his boots; and roaring like a bear, he'd drag us down the wooden stoop and into fresh powdery snow.

Mama would fuss and smother, but it was worth the chilling plunge for the warm blankets and hot cocoa around the fireplace.

Looking back, these are the memories I cherish the most. With schooling came crowded city streets; and the trees here are surrounded by bricks and rails. I miss running through fields of wildflowers and gathering for a long winter. I miss papa's laugh, and the way mama sang like an angel in the kitchen.

Maybe I'll be able to visit in the spring, after the roads melt. It's been long enough.

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Awesome! I love the idea of "cross-disciplinary" art :P So many possibilities there!


My website: The Inward Morning

Dei nostri templum terrarum orbus est

 

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@flume thanks! We have some really cool things in the works. ?


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Misty Maze Forest

If someone asks how long I've wandered the forest, I would have no clear answer. Not that there's anyone around to ask…

The Misty Maze forest is near endless to those who get lost, and large enough to never cross paths with another-- yet teeming with ambient life and hidden beauties to discover. In keeping of our customs, everyone enters the forest when it's their turn. Those who emerge on the other side are given new clothes, a roof, and a family to raise if they still hold their youth. (…Or is that something I've made up since I've been here? Wait, what is at the other end of the forest?? At this point, only one way to find out…but I digress…)

In truth it feels as if I have been on this path forever; trudging down the same weathered boardwalk for ages on end, never quite knowing which direction to take when given the choice. At times it's exhilarating not seeing what is around the bend--at others, terrifying. It takes way too long to admit when I am lost, and even longer to recognize when I'm back on the correct path. In times of weary stupor, I've even wondered if there is a correct path…

And then something happened. Well lots of things happened, I guess, but something truly amazing happened when I stopped thinking so hard about which way to go. I just let go and watched as I went left towards cheery sunshine; or right, a detour through spooky shade. And each time I walked a new path, it was more beautiful than the last. Now, there is no fear of choosing wrong or missing out on anything, for the constantly changing scenery keeps me infinitely entertained.

Sometimes I wonder if there really is an other side to the Misty Maze.

Sometimes I dream of my youth, before I arrived. It helps to keep up the charade.

Must keep walking...


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I think, I understand you now. This lack of charade. And honestly I don´t know what to think about is - about not having the charades any more. Too blank at the moment.

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@Hulia I don't know what to think of that either ? why so blank? 

 


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4 minutes ago, seeking_brilliance said:

 

@Hulia why so blank? 

 

I´m not sure... Either spring allergy or spititual growth ??‍♀️

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@Hulia if you write a story to a painting I'll write some music ?


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@Hulia @Hulia I definitely am not the best example to follow... What comes out in art is a pure expression, whereas I live daily life with still a heavy atattchment to self character of @seeking_brilliance. I'm on a path of authenticity, that's all. For me, dropping charades extends beyond the charades of the character, but also all the nonduality speak. It's all charades to me. Honestly sometimes it gets really annoying and feels better to not think think about it, like you said ?


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7 hours ago, seeking_brilliance said:

For me, dropping charades extends beyond the charades of the character, but also all the nonduality speak.

I didn´t understand. Is there some nonduality outside of a character? I mean, nonduality doesn´t exist without perceprtion. And perception doesn´t exist without a character.. Or not?

I am not sure what is better 

- a happy end, as illusionary and temporary as the beginning or

- the abolishment of the beginning itself, beutiful and overwhelming beginning

I listened yesterday evening a song about 13 horses drowning in the ocean and I didn´t know what to think about it. Last night I dreamt, that I was in the big field. The horses were galloping in a circuit arount this field. When they saw me, they changed their route, they left the road around the field, and headed directly towards me through the field. Two brown horses, another two were approaching from behind, so I didn´t know where to escape and stood still. I saw them very close in front of me, two brown horses, the collision was inevitable, but then they were behind. Did they run through me?

 

On 2.5.2021 at 8:33 PM, seeking_brilliance said:

f you write a story to a painting I'll write some music

I don´t know wht to write. There is nobody there. About whom and for whom? I mean, when I was writing, I was always trying to reach out for the nerve, otherwise it´s boring :) The nerve is gone ?

 

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32 minutes ago, Hulia said:

I didn´t understand. Is there some nonduality outside of a character? I mean, nonduality doesn´t exist without perceprtion. And perception doesn´t exist without a character.. Or not?

I am not sure what is better 

- a happy end, as illusionary and temporary as the beginning or

- the abolishment of the beginning itself, beutiful and overwhelming beginning

I listened yesterday evening a song about 13 horses drowning in the ocean and I didn´t know what to think about it. Last night I dreamt, that I was in the big field. The horses were galloping in a circuit arount this field. When they saw me, they changed their route, they left the road around the field, and headed directly towards me through the field. Two brown horses, another two were approaching from behind, so I didn´t know where to escape and stood still. I saw them very close in front of me, two brown horses, the collision was inevitable, but then they were behind. Did they run through me?

I have absolutely no idea.... Isn't it awesome?  


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2 hours ago, Hulia said:

don´t know wht to write. There is nobody there. About whom and for whom? I mean, when I was writing, I was always trying to reach out for the nerve, otherwise it´s boring :) The nerve is gone ?

 

For me silly. We can be one, or not at all, or whatever. Who cares anymore? Just write, for me (and you). Have a living dream about writing something, for fun, drawing upon the endless stories you've dreamt before. If you wish, wouldn't want to tell ya what to do xD

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@Hulia sorry that I am confusing.  Probably comes from constantly confusing myself. ?Here's what I can say... I am INFP. I choose dreaming, I guess. Actually I don't even truly beleive that, but I'm really good at spinning several stories at a time.

I'm not balanced, there's definitely a wobble in me, and in that wobble of supposed clarity and confusion, some really cool art has been coming up. And it's all been happening like a whirlwind, starting with the novel writing, then flash fiction and short stories, then the guided journeys, then channelling flash fiction to paintings, then music as well.... It's all done by what I consider channelling.  And this I don't really consider to be anything, just some cool way to put it.  BTW this all started with the 30 day covid shut down ? (or did it?‍♂️) 

So my point is, don't listen to me, unless you like my story. Go with how you feel drawn. Just stop and listen to the music.

If you like stories, you know where to find us. 

 

Also that would be cool if the horses ran through you ? one time, I dreamed I went to my grandparents farm, and I wanted a horse to ride around. A herd of horses came by and I jumped on one. He was purple and I wished for it to turn into a pegasus and so it did. We flew around and landed in the midst of a trump parade. That was a cool dream. 

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14 hours ago, seeking_brilliance said:

A herd of horses came by and I jumped on one. He was purple

I think, I know, why my horses were brown and why they were two :) . In the house, where my mother has grown up, there was a pair of brown horses, porcellain statue. This one, exactly this one:

 

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@Hulia see? its all about connections :)


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The City in the Sky

The city shines like a cluster of green amethyst, a beacon of hope in light of a sordid past. 

Legends of old speak of how our City was plucked from the fertile green fields far below the clouds, from a land once held in the highest esteem. Only the eldest of the elders remembers the Motherland, and the great calamity which befell it many years ago. They only speak of it when pressed (or occasionally on karaoke night).

But life here in the City is great. Sometimes I sit with a few of my friends at the edge of the lower gardens and watch the clouds burn in the crimson sunsets. Here we dangle our feet over the edge, and imagine ourselves flying through them, which would be the only thing to catch us if we fall. I'll admit it sounds a bit reckless, but the invisible barrier would never let us fall, only the streams of water flowing from the city's center. Where they landed, no one knew; but I liked to think they are cleansing the scorched earth below. Perhaps one day we can return. 

I tell my closest friend what's on my heart:

"Sometimes I can see the earth peaking through the clouds below. Do you think there is human life down there?"

"Shhh... Go back to the city!"

Perhaps they are right.  I have everything I need here. But I'll keep searching...

 

 


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Mixing music with paintings is such a cool idea! I'm impressed by how clear and non stumbly your piano notes are, with them being improve. My ear's personal favorite is the Trickling Waters song. :) 

 

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@Myioko Try this one :) headphones are always best! try zoning out to the video while watching it. 
 

 

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@Myioko do you play? I'm not really good when it comes to playing structured music, but I've started channeling these pieces for the paintings. One thing that helps is that I count many of the finger slips to be "grace notes", which add to harmony and dissonance. I don't really know anything about musical theory besides basic stuff I was taught as a child, and am finally learning to read music properly.  I really wish I knew a lot more tricks with the fingers, but I have a feeling I will discover my own. I kind of like it this way :) 


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@seeking_brilliance Do you compose the music yourself? It´s really very good for someone with basic stuff taught as a child. I couldn´t take a note. Do you play on a real piano or online?

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