Author Archives: mythhonora

Dark

It’s getting dark out there. Shorter days and though I enjoy the morning light being color corrected, sundown comes as shock often before I can take an evening walk. I am thankful for the relief of returning from the too … Continue reading

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hope is a thing with tiles

I admit to a prevailing hopelessness lately about the state of the world. The wind blows better some days, but the news is pretty unmitigatedly bad, in the sense of people acting from their worst instincts and fears, whipped along … Continue reading

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warlord

  Commander Pigeon was an old decrepit warlord, a broken-down woman. Lonely, she survived on attention, on her ability to inspire fear through the power of her own myth. In Afghanistan, the ability to create a mythology is powerful, maybe … Continue reading

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you are what you eat

The responses to the two projects Dahlan and I have been working on this summer have been intense and sort of surprising. It’s only surprising I guess because for a long time now, I just make things as best I … Continue reading

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pain

It seems to me that most ethical questions, possibly most philosophical questions, most life questions are at their core, questions about how to manage our relationship to pain. Everything that comes into our field of vision, of hearing, of touch … Continue reading

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this guy

This guy, Sam Van Aken, made me think a lot today about what an artist is. What he is is someone who looks around and sees things and then he devotes an extraordinary amount of time and detailed attention into … Continue reading

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this is a nightmare to those who rely on us feeling frightened all the time

When we put together the Applied Mythology course 7 years ago, the lead in our ads for it was Thoreau’s quote, Read not the Times, read the Eternities and if there is any advice I would give asĀ general suggestion, it … Continue reading

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been in budapest

A strange and beautiful city, people struggling through the rubble of empire and communism, quite going about their business, quite a part of everything and yet, apart, if for no other reason than their language is hermetically sealed off from … Continue reading

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new

You and I are alive at the moment when the most profound change in human culture is cracking the floor beneath out feet.         Much more profound than the internet, space travel, even reading or the wheel, … Continue reading

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The transfiguration of matter occurs through wonder

James Hillman said that. His friend, the artist George Quasha, has spent a lot of time balancing stones. He balances them, no mortar, no glue, just balance. Cornelia Konrad’s work often allows us to glimpse the lightness of being that … Continue reading

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