Tag: Metaphors


“If you place two living heart cells from different people in a Petrie dish, they will in time find and maintain a third and common beat.”

~ Molly Vass

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner it seems that we all cannot escape the advertisements for flowers, candy and cards. We are all overtaken with the colors of pink and red and the oversized hearts hanging from the lighting fixtures as we fill our grocery carts,

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The Architecture of Mandala

“In short, no pattern is an isolated entity. Each pattern can exist in the world only to the extent that it is supported by other patterns: the larger patterns in which it is embedded, the patterns of the same size that surround it, and the smaller patterns which are embedded in it.”

Christopher Alexander 

Design theorist, Emeritus Professor-Berkely

I create mandala designs when I seek time for quiet and meditation.

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Valentine’s Heart

The heart as a symbol has been rendered by artists as diverse as Leonardo da Vinci to Jim Dine. I thought what follows in this blog was apropos for today since it is Valentine’s Day. Today there will be many symbolic images of the heart that will be received through cards, social media and in many other ways.

The story below is from “How to Hold a Heart” by Malia Wollan a frequent columnist for the New York Times Magazine.

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