On Art.

October 9, 2012 § 34 Comments

 

The artist is the creator of beautiful things.To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim.

Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.
Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope.

They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty.

The moral life of man forms part of the subject matter of the artist, but the morality of art consists in the perfect use of an imperfect medium. No artist desires to prove anything.

No artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style.

No artist is ever morbid. The artist can express everything.

Vice and virtue are to the artist materials for an art.

All art is at once surface and symbol.
Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.
Those who read the symbol do so at their peril.

It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.

Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex and vital.
When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself.

We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely.

All art, is quite useless.

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

 

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Zen- IV.

August 26, 2012 § 35 Comments

When you say, “it is a beautiful rose”, you are classifying it. And no rose can be classified because all roses are so unique and so individual that classification is just not possible. Don’t give it a class, don’t pigeonhole it, don’t put it in a box. Enjoy its beauty, enjoy its color, enjoy its dance. Just be there. Don’t say anything. Watch. Be in mo chao, a silent, serene reflection. Just reflect. Let the rose flower reflect in you; you be a mirror.

~Osho.

Awards, yeah! *sigh*

June 8, 2012 § 32 Comments

long pending post. some awards that were pending for a while, had to be acknowledged. i am a little lazy, so!

so the first one comes from http://thesubterraneanworld.wordpress.com/ : Kreativ Blogger Award. Naima is a wonderful and kind woman who writes beautiful, versatile posts. no rules! but, thanks naima!! 🙂

 

next, are a couple of ’em from Wendell at http://foreverpoetic.me/

 now any award coming from him is a great honour!! he is that guy! 😀 

 

 thankyousoomuch wendell! 🙂

next is another Versatile Blogger Award from Rosy at http://sharingmemyselfandi.wordpress.com/. funnily, she gave me my first Versatile Blogger Award too, while she is one of the most versatile bloggers i know of! 😛

and the final one comes from Boomie at http://boomiebol.wordpress.com/. gosh, i love the woman’s strong writing!!

 

thank you Boomie, Rosy, Wendell and Naima!

now, its too much of a task to pass all of em on. so i’d just give a list of some of my favourite blogs. each blog i mention here deserves much more than simple awards! 🙂

http://apriljournals.com/ (Philosophy, poetry, Zen)

http://carldagostino.wordpress.com/ (Sketching)

http://candidsuns.wordpress.com/ (Philosophy- special mention)

http://lscotthoughts.com/ (Poetry)

http://sarahjaneprosetry.wordpress.com/ (Poetry)

http://agapintheclouds.wordpress.com/ (Poetry)

http://njpoems.wordpress.com/ (Poetry)

http://bennaga.wordpress.com/ (Poetry)

http://fancythatfancythis.com/ (Life)

http://disdainfulbeauty.wordpress.com/ (poetry- special mention)

http://zenmirror.wordpress.com/ (Zen)

http://candidconcourse.wordpress.com/ (Life)

http://sanyasays.wordpress.com/ (Poetry)

http://artepiphany.wordpress.com/ (Poetry)

http://goingbeyondthepages.wordpress.com/ (life- special mention)

http://justspokenthoughts.wordpress.com/ (EVERYthing you need in a blog!)

http://soumyav.wordpress.com/ (Poetry)

http://betweenpoles.wordpress.com/ (poetry)

 

Happy blogging everyone, and have a great weekend ahead! 🙂

And some more..

June 2, 2012 § 26 Comments

this whole award thing can be strange. the more you decide to run away from it, the more they come to you themselves!

anyway, there were about three awards i had to accept, and i thought what-the-heck! why not do it all in one single post, and get over with it!!

okay so this one comes from a very-good-newly-found-blogger-friend Prashant from http://justspokenthoughts.wordpress.com/. his, is one of the most genuine blogs i have come across. the guy is secretive about things, but very mature in his writing! 🙂

no rules attached with this one. thankyouverrymuch Prashant! you know when do i say that!! 😛

okay, on to the next one.

this one comes from Vimal, http://betweenpoles.wordpress.com/

this guy writes some awesome poetry, and well reads mine with equal enthusiasm too! 😀

this has to be passed on. so, here goes:

http://justspokenthoughts.wordpress.com/

http://justbeingthoughtful.wordpress.com/

http://boomiebol.wordpress.com

http://sharingmemyselfandi.wordpress.com

http://carldagostino.wordpress.com/

and the final one, thankfully!!

also comes from Vimal, http://betweenpoles.wordpress.com/

thank you, for the honor Vimal. 🙂

this one involves some details. so, here i answer your questions, Dear Award! 😀

Favorite color: Black

Favorite number: 3

Favorite drink: LIIT

My Passion: Exploring that area!

Getting or Giving Presents: Giving, anyday!

Favorite Pattern: Sleep-eat-sleep! 😛

Favorite Flower: Orchid

and i am going to pass this on. umm, lets see!

http://sarahjaneprosetry.wordpress.com

http://bipolarmuse.wordpress.com

http://jadedview.wordpress.com

http://littlebitsofmysoul.wordpress.com

http://kweschn.wordpress.com

http://cenicitas.wordpress.com

and, it’s done. not so difficult a task, apparently! 😀

Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Umm!!

May 25, 2012 § 30 Comments

i promise this is the last one. this is also more than a week old, and i think its rude to not pass it on!

now if my friend abhishek from www.apriljournals.com would be reading this post, he might mail back Shantelle from http://candidconcourse.wordpress.com/ to ask, WHAT in my blog is inspiring. or perhaps he might just blacklist me from his life! :p

anyway, thanks shantelle. its an honour to recieve a nomination from sucha seasoned blogger like you! 🙂

okay i have to state 7 things about me here, as a rule. have done that already in a previous post. but there is always more to a person!

so, here it goes:

1. its difficult for me to stay interested in a particular activity. i get bored way too easily from things!

2. i meditate, sometimes.

3. i observe a lot. though i dont let the observed mortals find out i’m eyeing em.

4. a lot has changed in my life in the last one year with respect to perceptions, friends, and emotions. not half the person i was. the ones who’ve known me long enough, would know what i mean. 🙂

5. some pasta, brightens up my life!

6. i am not really the clingy kind. but i hate it when i dont get my answers properly. i am this organized person who knows what exactly is going on in her life, though i may pretend otherwise. so when something ends or someone walks off, and i dont know WHY, i fuck my head up!! momentarily!

7. i cant inspire anyone. a fragment in the infinite universe cannot do something that big! 🙂

and the nominations:

http://lscotthoughts.wordpress.com

http://goingbeyondthepages.wordpress.com

http://agapintheclouds.wordpress.com

http://somkritya.wordpress.com

http://boomiebol.wordpress.com

http://sharingmemyselfandi.wordpress.com

*signs off*

🙂

And a Liebster Award!?

May 25, 2012 § 21 Comments

yes, its one of those nights i dont know how to put myself to sleep. so here i am, trying to be humble and accepting-cum-nominating-for all the awards that came lately.
secretly, the idea of awards does not excite me. i mean it obviously does feel good to understand that ppl out there read what you write and appreciate it. but, still.

anyway, thanks again http://boomiebol.wordpress.com/ for passing this one on too. yes i know, its been over a week that you nominated. but, hey you DO know i am a lazy ass!!

no rules, so i only have to pass it on (sucha relief)! 😀

so here it goes, in no particular order, to:

http://loveamongotherthings.wordpress.com/
http://candidconcourse.wordpress.com
http://dribblingpensioner.wordpress.com
http://njpoems.wordpress.com
http://aslankanshaw.wordpress.com

Much love!

🙂

Beautiful blogger award! Who, me?!

May 25, 2012 § 34 Comments

Strangely, some people find my blog “beautiful” here!! I have no idea what illusions em, but i’d be humble and accept it!!

Thanks http://boomiebol.wordpress.com for thinking of me. You, are a woman of substance yourself man!!

And i still disagree with my works being beautiful! I just write whats on my mind, and most of it is far from being beautiful! 😛

Okay anyway here are my nominations for the same:

http://zenmirror.wordpress.com
http://deanjbaker.wordpress.com/
http://laciejay.wordpress.com
 http://subhanzein.wordpress.com
http://bennaga.wordpress.com
http://foreverpoetic.wordpress.com
http://betweenpoles.wordpress.com/

Share the love, people. And pass it on!!
🙂

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