Treatise on Lined paper and Thomas Moore and something I once heard on the radio about aboriginal culture

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Western culture sees art as some

separate thing from life..

i.e. we separate ourselves

into the seclusion of the

studio or the garret if you

are a poet and you make

art ABOUT life

but art tries to BE  life with

my Lined paper

as I move through the

world with its shopping

lists I want art to fall

onto that page as I

move

the lined paper is

what I move around

with

it does not demand a

separation from the

now

it is the now

I don’t have to do studies

on it then move to the

unlined paper; to the

studio

the art is the life is the

lined paper

I heard on the radio once

that aboriginal culture

could not quite understand

why we separate music

from life

people play music while

moving about their life

‘they do not formally

Learn a  musical instrument

and Thomas Moore said:

“about spirituality, art

and the everyday sacred…

in Care of the Soul

‘… and thus in a small but significant way can make the everyday sacred.  This kind of spirituality, so ordinary and close to home, is especially nourishing to the soul.  Without this lowly incorporation of the sacred into life, religion can become so far removed from the human situation as to be irrelevant. “

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2 Responses to Treatise on Lined paper and Thomas Moore and something I once heard on the radio about aboriginal culture

  1. Barque says:

    Care of the Soul is by Thomas Moore, not Thomas More.

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