Soulful Emptiness

October 4, 2014

 

Dale Chihuly glass collection, Tacoma Art Museum

Dale Chihuly glass collection, Tacoma Art Museum

“Soulful emptiness is not anxious.  In fact, power pours in when we sustain the feeling of emptiness and withstand temptations to fill it prematurely.  We have to contain the void.  Too often we lose this pregnant emptiness by reaching for substitutes for power. . . . The soul has no room in which to present itself if we continually fill all the gaps with bogus activities.”
— Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul

Dale Chihuly glass collection, Tacoma Art Museum

Dale Chihuly glass collection, Tacoma Art Museum

Dale Chihuly glass collection, Tacoma Art Museum

Dale Chihuly glass collection, Tacoma Art Museum

2 Responses to “Soulful Emptiness”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    The second photo is my favorite. It’s always hard to choose with Chihuly, although a few pieces are a little “out there” for me. Even then, the colors generally are captivating.

    Doesn’t that second piece remind you of the net petticoats we used to wear, with the concentric ribbon trim? Starching the petticoats was a weekend ritual.

    • Rosemary Says:

      I agree that some of Chihuly’s pieces do nothing for me, and others I definitely could live with for a long time. I like his sea forms and, of course, these bowls.


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