donderdag 28 april 2016

The more I travel,
the less I want to go

New York City Mindfulness with my camera
Eyespiration, New York City - Times Square

Last night, I spent another lonely Christmas
Darlin', darlin', you should've been there
'Cuz, all the ones I dream about
You are the one that makes my love shout
You see, you are the only one I care for

Remember the time we swam naked
In your father's pool?
Boy, he was upset that night
But boy, was that ever cool

Remember that night we played pokeno for money
And you robbed me blind?
Remember how you used to scream so loud
'Cuz, you, you hated that number 9?

Hey, I saw your sister skatin' on the lake
This afternoon
Good heaven, how she's grown
She swoons the boy skaters, she's so tall
But of all your father's children
All your father's children, baby
You know, you are the finest of them all
You are brighter than the northern star

And I, last night, I spent another lonely Christmas
Darlin', darlin', you, you should've been there
You see, of all the ones I dream about
You are the one that makes my love shout
You see, you are the only one I care for, yeah

My mummy used to say, always trust your lover
But now, I guess that only applies to her
'Cuz, baby, you promised me
Baby, you promised me, you'd never leave
Then you died on the 25th day of December, oh, baby

Last night, oh, I spent another lonely, lonely Christmas
Darlin', baby, you, you should've been there, oh, oh
'Cuz all the ones I dream about
You are the one that makes my love shout
You see, you are the only one I care for, yeah

Your father said it was pneumonia
Your mother said it was stress
But the doctor said you were dead
And I, I say it's senseless

Every Christmas night for 7 years now
I drink banana daiquiris till I'm blind
As long as I can hear you smilin', baby

You won't hear my tears
Another lonely Christmas is mine
Yeah, mine, yeah
Another lonely Christmas is mine

Last night, yeah, I spent another lonely, lonely Christmas
Darlin', darlin', you should've been there, yeah
'Cuz all the ones I dream about
You are the one that makes my love shout
You see, you are the only one one care for



...I have always loved his lyrics, it's like poetry ♥ RIP my Prince, superfunkycalifragisexy you are!
Prince, 1987 pencil drawing by me


Prince: Another Lonely Christmas, B-side of I Would Die 4 U (12" vinyl Purple Rain album, for sale)

More lyrics via Metro Lyrics 

zondag 17 april 2016

Eyespiration at Art Breda show 2016

Today is de last day of the annual Artbreda show, a big show with fine art and antique. I made this set of Eyespiration photos during opening day 9 April 2016, using Miksang Contemplative Photography:
Blue, White & Red Floor Art

Kunst & Antiek Beurs Breda, 2016

Kunst & Antiek Beurs Breda 2016
Do you look?

Or 

Do you See

Miksang Moment

Miksang Moment in Art Show Breda 2016
Eyespiration


Inspired by life my photography shows life as it is, subjects SEEN as they are. Struck by its beauty or remarkable appearance, in detail often, life is photographed by me. The plant in above picture makes the photo, the weird relation between its leafs and the paint curls of the piece of art. This is #eyespiration. Let life inspire you!
Miksang Moment - Rood, Wit, Blauw 2016
Red, White & Blue - 2016

(Floor)




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donderdag 7 april 2016

Mindful Moments at SMC Rotterdam

#ikzieikzie... wat jij niet ziet!
Social Media Week Rotterdam 2014 - Attending and Leading 3 'Mindfulness With Your Mobile' workshops
Everywhere I go I SEE. I try not to look at the world, but use the mindful state of ... emptiness and let the world come in without judging what I see. When you do so, you look at the world with a pure eye, 'Miksang' in Tibetan. This state of being to me is meditation with eyes open. Mindfulness with an empty mind.
During the coffee break I noticed this reflection and also the red flower:
Coffee break
Photography: Melanie E. Rijkers

Photographer: MelanieE. Rijkers Breda the Netherlands
A speaker preparing himself
Architecture Miksang Moment
Minimalism
 It was a dark, grey day, so what do you do? I looked out the window and saw grey skies, rain, no colour. But lack of colour also sooths the mind, makes you turn to yourself and I like grey too.

I used the raindrops on the window and when walking through the building I noticed a spectacular glass ceiling. Blessings from above!?
Fotograferen als het regent

Architecture Miksang Moment

Reflection of the Erasmus Bridge, Nhow terrace
Erasmus Brug

The restaurant turned out to be a place full of mindfulness. Reflection in the glasses is pure Miksang. Because of the bad weather I took my Mindfulness With Your Mobile group to the (empty) parking lot, also in the Nhow building. Meditation with our eyes open:
Parking Nhow - Emptiness

Parking - Nhow building
Escalator Reflection
It's really not that hard to see with a pure eye. Just try to show life as it is, SEE subjects as they are. Struck by its beauty or remarkable appearance, in detail often, life is a beautiful composition. The above photo I took of the escalator is very inspiring because of the extra layer creating a depth in the picture. Beauty is all around us:
To Be is to See
In stead of the left photo try to zoom in on the beauty of what you see. The right photo is taken from the exact same spot. The 'double' (two) ladders caught my eye when passing.

Reflection

Nhow with Erasmus Bridge