Thursday, February 16, 2012


"The impermanence of everything;
Nothing can ever happen twice.
In consequence,
the sorry fact is
 that we arrive
here improvised
and leave without
the chance to practice."

Poet Wislawa Szymborka won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996. She died last month, and because of obituaries and tributes, only now has brought her work to my attention. How marvelous the skill with which she would weave complex thoughts into a few clear words.

Above, a five minute gesture pose from life drawing group.