Friday, 20 May 2022

Forever in the clouds

Forever in the clouds

I'm in my studio, inspired by the soothing flow of Ragas, melodic structures, considered in the Indian tradition to have the ability to "colour the mind" and affect the emotions of the listener. 
I'm in the Flow
so totally involved that I forget the time, 
fully immersed, as I paint pools of watercolour
 that you might call clouds.
My coffee gets cold...
The Vietnamese Buddhist monk and master of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh, the activist for world-peace who passed away in January 2022, was convinced that human Mindfulness and compassion is a continuous positive state of mind that we can develop, share with others and pass on to future generations. It doesn't disappear when our body disintegrates. The energy that we have shared will take on different forms, just as rain or snow are other forms of ever-changing clouds. Our messages have no digital limitations. They are forever universally available as part of the Cosmos.

Forever in the clouds, watercolour 51 x 42 cm. 2022


  1. Getting into that flow is the most rewarding process our mind can embark upon. Our bodies have found sufficient engagements to sustain us, but that flow moves us several steps higher. It’s where we come face to face with whatever we are a part of: the infinite.
    You’re in a good place Norman. Linger.