Thursday, September 28, 2017
|watercolors from Lohbado's sketchbook|
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Lohbado went to La Bibliothèque nationale du Québec to continue research on the Mornovian Mysteries. He sat outside to eat his lunch and listened to someone’s story of a troubled past and turmoil. The conversation made Lohbado contemplate the connection of poverty, violence, addiction and mental illness. Poverty and misfortune increases one’s desperation. This leads to a state of chronic malaise, anxiety and panic. more story and pictures after the jump
Monday, September 25, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Bad dreams were beyond his control. Hamlet, a biological creature with a huge irrational side and a dose of melancholia responded to causes and conditions. He saw his murdered father's ghost.
Ok, it's a sunny end of September in Montreal, cha cha cha. Life, given climate change and all, is far from being a bowl of cherries. Some cherries developed mold. A plate of cookies might do.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Being is all that there is. What is the definition of is? A definition is a sequence of words, within a grammar tradition. One could run around in circles. Any answer is something within experience, if it is to be understood. One would have to go beyond language, beyond human experience to crack the riddle of the universe. Is it possible to go beyond one's body/mind continuum?
Sunday, September 17, 2017
The pain of confusion caused Lohbado to stop and reflect, to sit down, to have a look at what appeared to be going on in his mind and in the world. It's an exciting exploration, the journey inwards. Journey implies a goal or destination. Reason enjoys knowledge of essence, nature of things, the absolute. There's no destination other than to make the journey, see what's there, to grow like a plant towards the sun of wisdom. As one relaxes and pays attention, gradually the clouds of confusion begin to dissolve. Inner turmoil gives way to calm and serene waves.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
The above images struck Lohbado as similar to stained glass windows, or religious icons. They cause the mind to skip a thought, a brief moment of surprise. One stops to have a look, to go beyond emotional response and actually examine what is before the eye. A whole range of rich colours and textures unfolded before Lohbado's camera.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Monday, September 11, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
A news channel said to go ahead and pray for mercy as the hurricanes sweep across islands and up Florida. Lohbado prayed for a world in which leaders would make facing climate change a priority instead of spending so much on military and nuclear weapons.
Friday, September 8, 2017
|watercolours from Lohbado sketchbook|
Once the mind settles, it's a fine time to contemplate the mysteries of being somebody swept along in a world beyond one's control. One is a biological being, body and mind intertwined. Mind can operate in an invisible realm to sort things out, or to try and find meaning. The content of thought can be traceable back to material things. Material things are understood in the realm of thought.
Lohbado often felt like a fly trapped in a jar. Both fly and jar dissolve under close scrutiny. But without a jar and fly, such scrutiny would not be possible.