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Day 1750: Water

Water can be

  • healing,
  • destructive,
  • nourishing,
  • polluted, and
  • the inspiration for blogs and for quotes.

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. — Rabindranath Tagore

A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. — Eleanor Roosevelt

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. — Isak Dinesen

No water, no life. No blue, no green. — Sylvia Earle

The mind is like an iceberg. It floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water. — Sigmund Freud

Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks.  Also learn from holy books and wise people.  Everything — even mountains, rivers, plants, and trees — should be your teacher. — Morihei Ueshiba

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them. — Mitch Heberg

Water is the driving force of all nature. — Leonardo da Vinci

Yesterday, most of my photos were of water, as I visited  the Fort Point Arts Community Open Studios.

























Repeating the question from yesterday’s blog post — What’s your favorite picture?  Or quote?

Also, during my travels near water yesterday, I purchased something pictured above.  Any guesses about what that might be?

Yesterday  was the anniversary of the first performance of Debussy’s La Mer (The Ocean).


Thanks to the ocean, Claude Debussy,  the Fort Point Artists Community (including Jennie Griffith and my old business partner Jonathan Stark),  Tacey Luongo, all the people I quoted, and — of course! — YOU.




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Day 1022: Works in progress

In my work as a psychotherapist, I invite people to think of themselves and their lives as works in progress. I hope that creates progressive room for people’s progress in healing, patience, acceptance, and gentleness with self and others.

Yesterday, while I was not at work and I was looking at other people’s work instead,  I saw this:


That “Work in Progress” by Carolyn Callahan was at the Fort Point Channel Artists Open Studios. My friend Deb and I saw many works in progress there, including ourselves!


That’s Deb, whose colorful hair reflects the progressive work of Mia, our wonderful hair artiste in Watertown. Deb and I were working on our breakfast,  at Flour Bakery in Boston, when I took that picture and  saw more works in progress, including this:


After breakfast,  Deb and I  progressed to the Open Studios, where we saw some progressive works by Jenifer Mumford.



Jenifer told us about somebody who had progressed into her studio the day before and had turned around the work hanging on the walls, declaring “These look better like this!”

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Deb and I thought it was quite progressive and kind of Jenifer not to tell that guy what a piece of work he was.

After we talked to Jenifer, we saw some wonderful work by my ex-business partner Jonathan Stark,  whom I worked with in the 80s and 90s, creating progressive corporate videos and other advertising/marketing work.



That’s Jenifer Stark,  Jonathan’s lovely wife, who does amazing work creating fabrics and clothing.  Jonathan and Jen got married in 2010. Good work, Jonathan and Jen!

Here are  some other works in progress we saw yesterday at Fort Point Channel, Boston USA:

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Actually, I saw that last work at a supermarket in Waltham, Massachusetts last night.  Do you think powdered peanut butter is progress?  If not, what progress do you see here?

When I progressed to YouTube to look for progressive music about work, I found this great work by the Cannonball Adderley Quintet:

Now I need to progress to work.

Progressive thanks to all the artists who helped me create today’s post and to all the works in progress out there, including you!

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