How Do You Know That You’ve Finished Creating Something?
How do you know that a lyric, song, story, painting or book is finished? Have you said what you needed to say? How do you know? Have you hit the target number of words for your book? Have you found a colour and shape in your artwork that fills your soul? But again, how do… Continue reading How Do You Know That You’ve Finished Creating Something?
Memento Mori on the Metro in Granada
I’ve just got the bus to the metro stop and am now on the tram on the way into town. Granada. Where I live now. Again. I first lived here for two years when I came to Spain in 2014 after living in London. I lived in a small village in Almeria in the south-east… Continue reading Memento Mori on the Metro in Granada
More Beautiful For Having Been Broken
I was recently reading about Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing pottery. Other than being aesthetically pleasing and delicately minimal, what caught my eye was the underlying motivation behind it being that gold or silver lacquer is used in the repair process on the understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.… Continue reading More Beautiful For Having Been Broken