Reuben Margolin is an incredibly talented kinetic sculptor, crafting beautiful pieces that move in various patterns, including raindrops falling and waves combining. Margolin’s installations are as dramatic as they are mesmeric, reflecting an art-form that is meditative and almost spiritual, inspired as it is by maths and nature. Amazing. You can see Margolin talk about … More Transfixed: Sculpting Waves in Wood and Time
Around me stood the oaks and firs; Pine-cones and acorns lay on the ground; Over me soared the eternal sky, Full of light and of deity; Again I saw, again I heard, The rolling river, the morning bird; — Beauty through my senses stole; I yielded myself to the perfect whole. A few lines from … More Poetic Musings on Nature
A Lonely Tree at the Base of Slemish Mountain, Co. Antrim The Tree Says Nothing? The tree says nothing. It waves gently, dancing in the breeze. Telling a story, for all who care to listen. Years of sun and rain, snow and hail, recorded in rings. Telling a story, for all who care to … More The Tree Says Nothing?
Pollination: it’s vital to life on Earth, but largely unseen by the human eye. Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with phenomenal high-speed images from his film “Wings of Life,” inspired by the vanishing of one of nature’s primary pollinators, the honeybee. This film is truly beautiful and mesmeric; … More A Beautiful Life
The desire to be something other than we are is often powerful and pervasive; society expects us to conform to certain norms and preconceived expectations of what is acceptable. Definitions of success cling desperately to the material at the expense of the spiritual and emotional; I am only deemed to be a success if I … More Thought for the Day: Learning from Nature
The next Merton Day Retreat will be held at Corrymeela Knocklayd on Saturday 11th June from 10am-4pm. The retreat is open to all and will include watching (and discussing) the film entitled Merton: A Film Biography (by Paul Wilkes and Audrey Glynn). There will also be some prayer/meditation time, silent time, walking and a period of discussion … More Forthcoming Merton Day Retreat