Monthly Archives: October 2012
Oh the possibilities on Halloween!
For more pictures of great pets in Halloween costumes, check out http://hatsandanimals.tumblr.com.
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Does anyone know how cats tell time? It appears that the kitties have a particular morning schedule that I must abide by. Stage 1 is oldest cat meowing loudly for breakfast at the exact same time everyday. Stage 2 is a pat/paw to the face from the second cat if I miss the ten-minute window I apparently have been allotted to make my way from the bed to the kitchen. Hmmm…
Today’s art & inspirational spark:
Exercise in musical cooperation
Every spring, an interactive installation takes over a high-traffic area in Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles and sets a collective ritual. The installation offers a fresh look at the idea of cooperation, the notion that we can achieve more together than separately.
The result is a giant instrument made of 21 musical swings; each swing in motion triggers different notes, all the swings together compose a piece, but some sounds only emerge from cooperation.
The project stimulates ownership of the public space, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds, and creating a place for playing and hanging out in the middle of the city centre.
A traveling version of the project is currently being made for these collective moments to spread around the world.
Created by Mouna Andraos & Melissa Mongiat
With support from Quartier des spectacles de Montréal
Original Soundtrack by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh
Photo by Maciej Sokolowski
Description: June 28, 2011 — In a tiny corner of western Poland a forest of about 400 pine trees grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks – all bent northward. Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing pine trees this collection of curved trees, or “Crooked Forest,” is a mystery. Planted around 1930, the trees managed to grow for seven to 10 years before getting held down, in what is understood to have been human mechanical intervention. Though why exactly the original tree farmers wanted so many crooked trees is unknown. — by Christina Reed
What if the trees are upside down question marks?
These trees also remind me of the fascinating banyan tree story/teachings from the Bhagavad Gita: