Savvy Raj

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Solitude: A road to stillness?

AN ARTIST’S RELATION TO SOLITUDE
An artist must make time for the long periods of solitude
Solitude is extremely important
Away from home
Away from the studio
Away from family
Away from friends
An artist should stay for long periods of time at waterfalls
An artist should stay for long periods of time at exploding volcanoes
An artist should stay for long periods of time looking at fast-running rivers
An artist should stay for long periods of time looking at the horizon where the ocean and sky meet
An artist should stay for long periods of time looking at the stars in the night sky

Marina Abramovic

I loved the poem enough to share it, yet felt there is something much deeper to reflect there.

Is solitude the road to stillness … afterall there is often stillness in the movements and movement in the stillness as well.

So I would like to ask an artist…

Do you really want solitude or stillness ?

Sometimes in deep solitude there is no stillness.

And that is perhaps the reason for the need of staying away from it all.

Staying away is not the answer but just a change to alter and arrange thoughts.

For thoughts run amuck sometimes and have a speed all their own

Perhaps the need of the moment is being still

To witness the tides as they rise and recede.

Stillness is amidst it all in your hearts

Not in some far away place.

Then anytime you are free to…

Walk in to your own special place.

Art happens out of nowhere

It has no specific time to arrive

In the busiest of moments

Arises an insight

To write to paint and draw

It tugs on your heart to create itself.

It sees no day or night

No reason to appear or disappear

In fact art is living in every moment

Waiting for us to manifest it.

Savvy


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Project 201

Just a little heartfelt share

Had started a project to write

A post every single day

A while ago had written to a 100.

Project 101

And I was super glad for it!

To share is to learn some more.

Every piece of writing

Had a learning in it for me

Sometimes may be more

Insights from the comments

Or an offer of collaboration.

Or just the simple joy in resonance

That resounds it’s way back .

Thoughts shared and appreciated

In mutual understanding of the flow.

Positive responses keeps us going

Encouraging is the support

I received along the way

From many of you, wonderful writers.

That I decided to keep at it

Trusting myself to go on

And write my heart out.

Today I realised I have just managed

To touch another 100

So have been writing a post every day

For the last 200 days

Calls for a little celebration

For these little joy’s of life!

Happy to have Continously

Published 200 posts to this day!

Savvy

Link to my earlier post on Project 101