a day that usually goes unnoticed
or in a daze
a day with the perfect excuse,
or simply hit the brakes after holiday rush and
no need for plans, promises, schedules
Today is just for …being*.
*just like any other day should be! 😉
1st month of my calendar features:
As Above So Below No21 © Marina Kanavaki
Technique: watercolour • Dimensions: 30x30cm [unframed]
I love your calendar. Beautiful watercolor, very simple elegant design.
Ah, thank you so much! 🙏 So happy to hear that. 🙂 🙂
I love the as above so belows.
Thsnk you, my friend!!!!! 🙏🙂
Autocorrect corrected my Thank you with Thsnk you… Machines are getting creative!
Thnx for the explanation.
Couldn’t get the first video here but the second one is really nice. Such great swing. So often we laud the big stars and overlook the very talented backup band! 🙂 Sometimes potential stars have to leave their cherished musical buddies because they feel they are being called to greater things… and that requires people with greater talent (thinking of k. d. lang here… but I’m sure it’s the same story with many others…). Pete Best vs. Ringo comes to mind… 🙂
That is true but in a band usually everyone contributes towards a distinct sound…
On the first video, maybe you can hear it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmc97vqvySQ It’s Ph. Glass, Living Waters from Anima Mundi. 🙂
Listening now… a bit more fluid that some of his material but I still find that for me his music doesn’t expand or happily transport but rather confines my consciousness… too “intellectual” for me. Like a chess program making music. 🙂 Sorry but I gotta be honest. You’re too nice and I respect you too much to fake it with you. 🙂
As for the distinct sound, he certainly has it here… same ol’ heavy and foreboding Glass… 🙂
typo – than some of his material
(sometimes I wish we could edit these comments) 🙂
I hadn’t noticed… I suppose due to some sort of dyslexia [my own diagnosis! 😉 I can become very ‘creative’ with words in an odd sort of way] I read it as ‘than’ anyway! 😉
Well, coming from a long line of Greek nobility 😉, it seems you already speak about ten different languages. No wonder you’d have a bit of crosstalk! 😁 Me, my only excuse is multitracking… And I’m not talking about sound! 🙂
A ha ha ha haaaaaaaa…….. just 2 and the second one [French] I haven’t spoken since childhood, but I do get the accents easily – I suppose due to my musical ear! 😉 I tell you though, multitracking and multitasking [very familiar to me too!] will be the end of us! I doubt it helps our peace of mind in any way! 😉 😂🤣😂🤣
Well, you seem to have a good balance! it’s only those paranoidos that have unresolved stuff… they lean way too far in one direction… they are the ones that wind up in the losers bin.. if not now, later… 😊😀😇👻😸🦋
I can’t imagine many people not having unresolved stuff, except maybe the Dalai Lama…. [and not sure about him either!] 😉
Point taken. I guess it’s a matter of degree. Some folks seem locked in a partic. ‘archetype’ for lack of a better term. Others seem more fluid and flexible. As for Buddhism, I think it’s only a matter of time before its own warts are revealed. Right now it’s okay to be critical of Xity but Buddhism still seems beyond the microscope… which can’t last forever.
I know what you mean… what makes me more weary though is the ‘microscope’ itself rather than the subject of criticism, but yes, you’re right! 🙂
Well, we live in an increasingly orwellian world. Time may be relative but there’s no going back on this one! I’m glad I won’t be here b4 everything (most likely) goes totally insane! Enjoy the golden moments…now! 🌻
So am I! …and you too, my friend! 🔆
I know what you mean, however, for me, his darker pieces work well [got this thing with dark music! 😉 ]and this is one of them. However for such a big list of works, I find that the pieces of his I like are few… 😉
It’s funny because I still like The Doors and not too many of their tunes could be called “elevating”! Well, maybe some. But my point is it all comes back to what my publicist friend once said, “music is very personal.” 🙂😸
A ha ha, yes It is!!!!! 😉
Bee-ing… that’s a great idea!! As soon as I can find a hive, I’m gonna spread some honey on my toast. In fact, I’m gonna spread honey on both sides. That way I can say: “As above, so below!!” Huh… that sounds familiar. Now where have I heard that before…? 🍞🍯🍨😋
Honey Above – Honey Below! Yes, that’s the idea!!!! 😉 🍯🍞🍯
All the best to you and your loved ones for 2020!
I guessed it was you Alexandra, I think this happened on another comment too…. 😉
I will start a new journey
Wonderful work Marina!!!
Thank you very much, Phil! 😃🙂
I am loving my new calendar. We are off on new adventures….ready, set, go!!!
Yes we are and I am so so happy you’re enjoying the calendar… 😘🤗😘🤗😘
A huge hug your way! 😘
Yes, a ❤️loveky plan!
Glad you agree!!!! We usually lose so much time in making lists, resolutions etc, we forget to …be! 🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘
Loveky? Lol! You’re so right Marina. I’m too busy trying to make resolutions, I just play it by ear. 🤗🥰♥️⭐️
Think I’ll go cook a lovely dinner!
Happy New Decade!!!
Yum yum…. that sounds promising! Maybe send some via air waves?!!!!!!!
Okay, but I’m not sure how it will taste after being Air Waved. Is that like Micro Waved.
😂🤣😂🤣well… I wanted to avoid digitizing it via internet so I was thinking maybe sent by birds traveling on …’air waves’!!!!!!! …but they’d probably eat it on the way! 🙄
Happy New Decade!!!!!!!!!!
your calendar art work evokes the spirit of Persephone/Kore – she is currently in the underworld! Happy 2020 marina – wishing you all good things
What a beautiful thing to say, Laura! Thank you so much! All good things to you too and 366 days of joy!
A beautiful painting to start the year. I like your description of today as a day that goes unnoticed. Soon, we will be going to a small New Year’s Day gathering (small … I think 12) … can’t recall ever doing this before. Enjoy your day! … Yamas!
Hope you had a lovely time! Usually due to NYE celebration, many spend the first day of the year either sleeping or recuperating! 😉 To me, it’s a lovely quiet day! Yamas!
31st was a nice evening of dance. Nice people … no crazy drunks. On the 1st, went to our first-ever New Year’s Day party … 7 couples, dinner, and chat. A good afternoon. Especially that most of the couples did not know each other.
Sounds like your 2020 kickstarted with fun! Wonderful!!!! Clink!