The Perpetual Game

1life wall

Stones, lichen, decay, rebirth — as a child, I used to practise my tennis shots up against a wall similar to the one in the photograph. The trick of playing a good shot was not to let the ball bounce against the sharp points of the stones.

1life wall

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
Albert Einstein

Be Still and Move Forward

Rainer Maria Rilke
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When I lived in New York City back in the 1990s five words popped into my head one day. The words were: “Be still and move forward. ” Ever since that day I have adopted these words as my mantra.

Also, I wish to share with you the gift of other combinations of words that signpost the road to the light.

I feel closer to what language can’t reach.

Rainer Maria Rilke

We can know the dark, and dream it into a new image.


Are you willing to be sponged out, erased, cancelled, made nothing?

Are you willing to be made nothing? Dipped into oblivion?

If not, you will never know change.

D.H. Lawrence

You must give birth to your images. They are the future waiting to be born… fear not the strangeness you feel.

Rainer Maria Rilke