Monday, October 31, 2011


Once there was a man who fell in love with a beautiful girl. And before the next full moon rose in the sky, they were wed.

To please her husband, the young wife wore a different gown each night. Sometimes she was dressed in yellow; other nights she wore red or blue or white. And always wore a black velvet ribbon around her slender neck.

Day and night she wote that ribbon, and it was not long before her husband's curiosity for the better of him.

"Why do you always wear that ribbon?" he asked.

She smiled a strange smile and said not a word.

Her husband got angry. And one night he shouted at this bride.

"Take that ribbon off! I'm tired of looking at it!"

"You will be sorry if I do," she replied, "so I won't."

Every morning at breakfast, the husband ordered his wife to remove the black velvet ribbon from around her neck. Eery night at dinner he told her the same thing.

But every morning at breakfast and every night at dinner, all his wife said was, "You'll be sorry if I do. So I won't."

A week had passed. The husband no longer looked into his wife's eyes. He could only stare at that black velvet ribbon around her neck. One night as his wife lay sleeping, he tiptoed to her sewing basket. He took out a pair of scissors.

Quickly and quietly, careful not to awaken her, he bent over his wife's bed and SNIP! went the scissors, and the velvet ribbon fell to the floor


SNAP! off came her head. It rolled over the floor in the moonlight, wailing tearfully:

"I... told... you... you'd... be... s-o-r-r-y!"

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


the moment you start seeing life as non-serious,
a playfulness, all the burden on your heart disappears.
all the fear of death, of life, or love - everything disappears.
one starts living with a very light weight or almost no weight.
so weightless one becomes, one can fly in the open sky.

the woman in the card is celebrating the joy of being alive, like a butterfly that has emerged from its chrysalis into the promise of light. she reminds us of the time when we were children , discovering seashells on the beach or building castles in the sand without any concern that the waves might some and wash them away in the next moment. she knows that life is a game, and she's playing the part of a clown right now with no sense of embarassment or pretense.

when the Page of Fire enters your life, it is a sign that you are ready for the fresh and the now. something wonderful is just on the horizon, and you have just the right quality of playful innocense and clarity to welcome it with open arms.

from, the
Osho Zen Tarot


Instillation view at Miguel Abreu Gallery

Express Nothing (Inner Mist), 2011

Acrylic on emergency blanket foil

Framed: 64 1/8 x 83 3/8 inches

Express Nothing (Pink Health), 2011

Acrylic on emergency blanket foil

Framed: 64 1/8 x 83 3/8 inches

Thursday, October 20, 2011