Tuesday, October 30, 2012


All the leaves are down, thanks to the outer bands of wind from Hurricane Sandy.  We battened down all the hatches and made sure our emergency supplies were in order, because the prediction was that we'd be on the track of the storm, but a windy night gave way to a lovely morning.  We're waiting for the rain.  I have a funny feeling that there will be some drenched Halloween goblins and sprites out tomorrow night, trick or treating in the rain.

It is probably no accident that one of the mandalas I made at a workshop yesterday turned out to resemble the eye of a hurricane.  But it was representing order out of chaos, how individual waves (like snowflakes, I suspect no two are exactly alike), create a regular pattern, and are a constant.  Waves can be experiences, trends, mutations, but the overall impression is a comforting order.

And what I was thinking of while I was drawing was how I fell in love with the Cantabrian sea in Ribadisella ; sleeping with the windows open so I could hear the intake and exhalation of the breath of the sea on the shore.