Roger Vincent Jasaitis's Blog (48)

Outside of Time

Sweet William and Swallowtail

Speaking with Buddhist friends this week the topic was benefactor moments. An instance that you recall in your life when someone granted you an act of love, kindness or mercy. Although that…

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Added by Roger Vincent Jasaitis on 6th mo. 20, 2014 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Sacred Sounds

~August Dawn~ 

Do you have a sacred sound? A sound that you recognize as coming from the Spirit? A sound that touches your soul in a meaningful way? I sat next to a six year old in Meeting for Worship today. An hour more or less of silence. Of course Meeting for Worship is never silent. Each Meeting has it’s rhythms of exterior and…

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Added by Roger Vincent Jasaitis on 6th mo. 5, 2014 at 4:55pm — 2 Comments

Art&Spirit

Sugaring by starlight, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, RVJart.com, Copyright 2014
Sugaring by starlight…

Art&Spirit, A reflection on how the Spirit manifests through the arts, An exhibit featuring the paintings of Roger Vincent Jasaitis and the poetry of Matthew Wright, Putney Friends Meetinghouse, Putney Vermont, Saturday May 10th, 2-4pm

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Added by Roger Vincent Jasaitis on 5th mo. 6, 2014 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Becoming Beauty

Moonset 214 detail

"What we do not nourish within ourselves cannot exist in the world around us because we are its microcosm. We cannot moan the loss of quality in our world and not ourselves seed…

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Added by Roger Vincent Jasaitis on 5th mo. 1, 2014 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Miracle enough...

Shoots and Snow, photo by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, Copyright 2014 RVJart.com

 

The last of the snow, the first of the green plants...miracle enough.

While talking with a neighbor this week, he ( being a Catholic) remarked on the importance of Easter Sunday in his faith. He made the observation of how lucky we are to live in New England where we have a physical, tangible reminder every Easter that resurrection is possible. Last week snow and…

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Added by Roger Vincent Jasaitis on 4th mo. 22, 2014 at 9:44pm — 1 Comment

The Divine Spark

In his recent column,  Among Friends in Friends Journal, Gabriel Ehri wrote; "When we are privileged to experience great art, we experience wonder: wonder at sheer beauty, at discovering a novel avenue of our own perception, and often wonder at the seemingly impossible fineness of the artist's execution. Art, like…

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Added by Roger Vincent Jasaitis on 3rd mo. 25, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

A Still Moment of Overpowering Grace

Tranquil Harbor, Oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, Copyright 2002 Roger Vincent Jasaitis, All Rights Reserved
Tranquil Harbor

I recently was given the gift of an old book: The Quiet Eye, a way of looking at pictures, by Sylvia Shaw Judson (1954,1982 Regnery Gateway). The author was a well know Quaker…

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Added by Roger Vincent Jasaitis on 3rd mo. 13, 2014 at 1:53pm — No Comments

God and Obscurity

God and other artists are always a little obscure

~Oscar Wilde

I recently finished reading the new novel by Sue Monk Kidd The Invention of Wings. In the story, the main character in the process of becoming a Quaker, sits in Worship, trying to discern the will of God in her personal life. This was the turning point in the story.

And as I sit in Worship this morning I am wondering why…

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Added by Roger Vincent Jasaitis on 2nd mo. 24, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

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