Thursday, November 17, 2011

Blog Guelph: Power, Beauty, and Grace

Power by Aidan M.D. Ware
Power, a photo by Aidan M.D. Ware on Flickr.

Sometimes it's hard to find your inspiration. You have to remind yourself to be open, to keep fresh, to move unshrinking, to stay unwritten. To love when it is hard to do so. 

And to be the person you want to: to find power, beauty, and grace within ourselves at each difficult moment and at each tenuous turn in the track.

Nature is good at being artless and in so being, paradoxically, artful. There is no premeditation or gameface, no heavy suit of armour or chess board. The natural world is raw and exactly within the moment. It is fierce in everything; in its survival.

This is how I would like to be. Just as fabulously artless in my fearless expression of myself. 

And while between the cool November mornings and shadowy evenings, I strive towards these ends, I seek others that feel the same. 

Art, like nature, has this kind of inspiration to give us. Fair November starts today here on the hill at the University of Guelph. It's a great opportunity to connect with creative people. Also, this Sunday, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre opens a really amazing exhibition of huge abstract paintings by  Pedie Wolfond which celebrate luminescence, balance, and movement. The opening is from 2pm to 4pm. Please join if you are free.

I hope you, like me,  take inspiration from these images today.

- Aidan M.D. Ware

No comments:

For more great Guelph photos, try these links:

Downtown Guelph, University of Guelph, The Guelph Hillside Festival or The Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

On the other hand, you may be curious about what the City of Guelph looked like last October or maybe Spring.

Indeed you may be the type that would love to wade through our deep and refreshing archives. There are over 5,000 terrific Guelph photos, taken by a growing tribe of fantastic photographers, currently available for your viewing pleasure. Check out the Blog Guelph archives located 'back up there' and appropriately titled: Blog Guelph Archives.