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Art as Integration of Body, Mind, and Soul

I love listening to NPR on my car radio when I’m out and about. This is how I learn stuff and how I find out about stuff to research further. I was listening to The Takeaway and heard an interview with Seymour Bernstein as pianist and music teacher and Nathan Hawke as actor

Don’t have talent? Develop some!

watercolor sketch of a mosaic idea  “UNBOUND“ 4″ x 6″.  copyright 2010 by Lynn Bridge I promised you that I would review the book Talent Is Overrated– What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin, so that’s

Breathing Together

The Big Sing 9 1/4″ x 9 1/2″ x 2 1/4″.  Copyright 2009 by Lynn Bridge. I am not really a singer.  Not in the sense we usually use the word- professional- a person audiences would pay to hear.   But, I sing.  Not only do I occasionally sing with the radio and

Lux Aeterna

Today, or maybe I’d better say ‘yesterday’ by now, is All Saints Day in the tradition of Western Christianity.  In the Reformed tradition of my church denomination, the saints of the church aren’t specially chosen out from everybody else for sainthood

Open Up and Play!

A writer friend sent me a description of what happened when the world-class violinist, Joshua Bell, played with open violin case in a Washington, D C. metro station a couple of years ago.  He was playing Bach for solo violin, compositions unmatched for emotional and intellectual

Perversity

My Random House Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language says that the first definition of “Perverse” is “willfully determined or disposed to go counter to what is expected or desired”.  There are other meanings which are more negative, but I’m

The Myth of the Loner

We’ve been listening to Austin City Limits Music Festival all weekend.  Not that we’ve been on the festival grounds, but we easily hear all the bass notes and percussion through our walls, providing an underlying rhythm to our days and nights.  This mosaic is a

Brains

When I was a young girl, I dreamed of growing up to be a surgeon- a brain surgeon.  I had observed people enough to know that the way individuals perceive events, interpret social interactions, and reason solutions to problems varies widely, and some even seem to be functioning