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Art Therapy

“One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist…..Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist” ― Stephen Hawking

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“One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist…..Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist” ― Stephen Hawking

Camera vs Cell Cam

I had a dream, in which I was using my trusty Nikon camera, which has a great lens for people-watching and candid photography.  I’ve always enjoyed candid photography; it’s so different from portraiture, that stylized and studio-set affair. 

A STROKE OF LUCK

The Cambridge dictionary defines the term stroke of luck as something good that happens to you by chance. Lately I have witnessed or experienced a series of lucky strokes.

Can You See?

I have been occupied recently with being able to see. I had cataract operations on both eyes, and obviously was asked repeatedly: “can you see …. the top line, bottom line, left eye, right eye,” and so on. How far can we see, how clearly can we see, and what exactly do we see?

The Three Rs

In conversation with a friend, I mentioned I am writing about the three Rs. I asked what she thinks about when she hears the term 3Rs, Not hesitating a moment she told me “Reading Riting and Rithmetic. That is what we were supposed to learn in school”. Those are not the three Rs I am referring to here.

More Shades

At a side table of a water colour and woodcut exhibition I was browsing through paintings for sale when I came across one that intrigued me. It was mainly green, and when I turned it over, the title was “shades of green”. I naturally had to have it. As you may remember, my last blog was titled Shades of Green! The painter, Halina Robinson, was one of the first water colour teachers I hired when I became the director of the Art Craft Studio at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.

Shades of Green

I do not know if it is because it is Summer, and everything is green around here, or I was always attracted to the amazing number of shades of green the fields around here display. The crops are just starting to cover the fields, each one in a different green.

Fire and Flud

For the past few weeks, wild fires all over the north of Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have devastated large part of the forests and bush. It is very dry, and the smoke and smog are covering large areas. The air circulation does not recognize borders, and the haze reached New York city as well as Ottawa and Toronto.

Milk Street Café

If you ever find yourself in Boston, make sure to visit the only Kosher down town establishment where you can have Dary, Meat, vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten free delicious meals. But make sure you visit between 7am to 3pm or you are out of luck.

INTERSECTIONALITY

If you do not recognize this word do not worry. Neither did I until a week ago. In a nutshell, “intersectionality” describes how individual characteristics – including race, class, gender, age, and more – “intersect” with one another and overlap. It also asks us to consider how this affects people’s different experiences of both marginalisation and privilege.

Mashber – Crisis

The word Shever has at least 13 meanings in Hebrew as well as in English. It can mean Crisis, Fracture, Fraction, Breaking, Brake, Rapture, Splinter, Failure, Collapse, Mishap, Mantissa, and Hernia. That is if we speak of modern Hebrew. There are a few more meanings in Biblical Hebrew.