Monday, March 30, 2015

Hootenany at Brasserie Beaubien Montreal

relaxing after the event

in El Amigo

hootenany poster by Dana
Every Sunday evening Dana and Randy have been organizing and hosting a hootenany at Brasserie Beaubien. People can get up and sing. The audience can sing along or just listen. It's a relaxing social event. There's a hootenany facebook page with video clips and things, address at the bottom of the poster.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

om ah hum

om ah hum
 Plenty of ups and downs occur on the wheel of life. A quick mantra to put things into perspective is OM AM HUM. On more than one occasion this mantra allowed Lohbado to pause before pressing the panic button. Take a moment to breathe, gaze into the distance, towards the horizon or at the sky, then let go. Sigh, breathe out, dissolve and rest a moment. Breathe in again.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

back in order

Sometimes the best way to get things back in order is to take out the ink and start drawing. Don't hesitate. Be confident and clear.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

don't be dogmatic

Dr. Jane Wormsly
Experience of the here and now is deceptive. One might seem to be experiencing a simple moment when in fact the moment of one’s experience involves infinite connections. It’s not possible for a person to be aware of the infinity of factors within an instant.

Friday, March 20, 2015

beyond grasp

ink on paper
pencil on paper
The version of reality by which you act is threatened by the way things are, by that which escapes definition, or aspects of the situation one failed to take into account, plus the background of one's actions. Lohbado looked at a book on the table. He experienced the appearance of a book by means of the senses. The essence of the book escaped his perception. A gap existed between the perception and the essence. Perception was based on what appeared to the senses. The essence could never be found, because the nature of time is motion. Each description becomes history. Instants vanish as quickly as they occur. Each instant is infinitely divisible.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

winter progression

ink drawings from lohbado's sketchbook

Monday, March 16, 2015

origin fantasy

ink on paper
Origin fantasy, no origin, infinite regress, a philosophical dictionary distinguished between beginning and origin. Beginning is like when you begin something. Origin is the commencement of the cosmos, of everything, of being. Origin is a fantasy without solution. Speculation ends with a shrug of the shoulders or a leap into faith and superstition, the realm beyond reason. Origin is another one of life’s mysteries, which even a few thousand years of science and philosophy has been unable to resolve.

Club Morono incorporates origin into the letter O. One’s mouth drops open in wonderment while contemplating origin, oh. What can you say? You could pretend to know. Such knowledge is based on someone already existing baking concepts out of already existing ingredients. If a true void or nothingness could exist, there would be nothing to generate an origin. If there was something already there, an origin would be unnecessary, since something would already be there. One could speak of beginning, as in beginning a new project or a new training program, but that’s not the same as origin. Even the big bang theory presupposed the existence of material which gave rise to the bang. The big bang is not the origin, except in terms of using what's already there to begin a cosmos.