Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Salvador Dali

Sharing some more work from Salvador Dali, a surrealistic painter from Spain. He completed over 1500 works and serves as an inspiration for many artists.

I am particularly enthralled with some of his quotes:
  •  Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador     Dali.
  • The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.
  • There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
    Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?

O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,
    and by night, but I find no rest.

       -Psalm 22

The passage above and below is from the book of Psalms and in the Orthodox tradition is recited during Holy Week in which the Crucifixion occurred. Many scholars attribute this passage as a prophetic scripture pointing to the suffering of Christ. Mystics of  the Church state that we must suffer in order to obtain the presence of God and that we must unite our sufferings with Christ. I have gone through another grueling week of suffering with my disability which affects me in many ways, I look for comfort in the storms. The painting below is from one of my favorite artists, Salvador Dali.

Many bulls encompass me;
    strong bulls of Bashan surround me;

they open wide their mouths at me,
    like a ravening and roaring lion.

I am poured out like water,
    and all my bones are out of joint;
my heart is like wax;
    it is melted within my breast;

my strength is dried up like a potsherd,
    and my tongue sticks to my jaws;

    you lay me in the dust of death.

For dogs encompass me;
    a company of evildoers encircles me;
they have pierced my hands and feet[b]—

I can count all my bones—
they stare and gloat over me;

they divide my garments among them,
    and for my clothing they cast lots.