Thursday, July 15, 2010

Buried Treasure Repost: Just Sing

It is Buried Treasure time once again, as imagined and hosted by the illimitable Seth Apter. Being in my second year of blogging, I didn't have too far to dig. Still, it was fun to do some looking back. This was the repost that was calling my name, a portion of a post from spring 2009. I chose this one because I often need the reminder just to "sing", not to get bogged down in ego and expectations, but to lay my soul and my brush against the paper and just let my "music pour into nothingness".

Some more of that old tattered copy of 1984 bites the dust, but with honour.

"Winston and Julia clung together, fascinated. The music went on and on, minute after minute, with astonishing variations, never once repeating itself, almost as though the bird were deliberately showing off its virtuosity. Sometimes it stopped for a few seconds, spread out and resettled its wings, then swelled its speckled breast and again burst into song. Winston watched it with a sort of vague reverence. For whom, for what, was that bird singing? No mate, no rival was watching it. What made it sit at the edge of the lonely wood and pour its music into nothingness?"

What makes you sing? Or write, or do art, or "pour your music into nothingness", whatever that music may be?

"He wasn't singing to us," said Julia. "He was singing to please himself. Not even that. He was just singing."


  1. Beautiful piece to revisit, and a wonderful reminder to use our own voice.
    Cheers !

  2. Some of us LIKE the sound of our own voice in song, and I think you've captured that feeling in the images as well!

  3. what lovely work. I must have missed you last year but I wont do that again! I'll be visiting often!

  4. beautiful colors ! I love your artwork ! Tx for sharing.

  5. what a beautiful thought to pour our art out into nothingness, thank you.

  6. What a wonderful reposting. Just love your phrase "let my music pour into nothingness". Creativity, singing our own music without a care in the world, just being happy in ourselves is such a magical gift to encounter. Everyone needs to feel the freedom of this feeling- you will never let it go away again. hugs


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