"Pongáio" was the name my Aunt Mona gave to a long, green, cool room where we gathered at her home —
replete with comfy chairs, a rocker, sewing machine, sewing goods, beautiful beads, shelves, books, bibelots, photographs, odds'n'ends, mementos of a life, treasures —
a gathering of all the useful & 'useless' things that so make life a pleasure.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Creative Process

More usual than not!
the creative process

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014


from Belarmo

MÚSICA EN LA CORTE DE CARLOS V - Concierto de Orphénica Lyra.

Intérpretes: Orphénica Lyra - Director: José Miguel Moreno.

- Nuria Rial (Soprano)
- Carlos Mena (Contratenor)
- Guido Balestracci (Viola de gamba soprano)
- Alba Fresno (Viola de gamba tenor)
- Ventura Rico (Viola de gamba bajo)
- Eligio Quinteiro (Guitarra)
- Fernando Paz (Flautas)
- Pedro Estevan (Percusión)
- José Miguel Moreno (Vihuela y dirección)

[Concierto celebrado el 20 de septiembre de 2000, en la iglesia de Saint-Leu, Amiens (France), dentro del "XIII Festival des Cathédrales de Picardie"].

Friday, April 04, 2014

Love Lighing the Dark

"Venus enters Pisces at 4:31 pm EDT Saturday to powerfully evoke where love meets confusion. Powerful because Venus is exalted in Pisces — another way of saying empowered to express itself freely. Love because, among other things, Venus correlates with emotional attractions. Then, there’s confusion.

The likely correspondence to confusion has to do with the first aspect Venus will make upon entrance to Pisces — a conjunction with the centaur object 7066 Nessus."
"When fast and slow objects function to enter a new sign at essentially the same time and come together in the first degree, it’s astonishing timing."
"Because of their orbital characteristics, and probable origins at the shadowy edges of the solar system, astrologers frequently connect centaurs with the psychological concept of shadow material.
Shadow material is complex and nuanced, just like the orbits of centaurs. Nevertheless, it is possible to say the concept is usually about traumatic or otherwise uncomfortable past experience that has not yet been resolved or integrated — persistently following you like a shadow. Eric, among astrology’s pioneers interpreting centaur objects, has demonstrated a strong connection between Nessus and the shadow of abuse."
"Maybe astrologer Robert Hand expressed the truth best when he wrote “In its highest manifestation Venus is love, the emotion that brings people together without force or compulsion.” Perhaps, upon entry to its Pisces exaltation, Venus will be free to express the truth powerfully. Perhaps it is a truth that will set you free of shadow material when Venus and Nessus come together against all odds and without any force or compulsion except synchronicity in the first degree of Pisces come Saturday."