Morning Salute from The Gallery at Redlands

Another Day with Opportunities for Creative Eros

What underlies our metaphysical questioning and hence metaphysics itself is not a foundation but an abyss. It is not solid ground, it is nothingness.

. . .

In this sense the ideological and philosophical structures that human beings construct for themselves to cling to as a guide . . . to equip themselves for this world, and make it as bearable as possible–distract from the essence of existence.

Wolfram Eilenberger, Time of the Magicians: Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Cassirer, Heidegger, and the Decade that Reinvented Philosophy

Sunlight floods The Gallery at Redlands this morning and the horn of Charlie Parker punctuates this artistic space as I read while listening to The Savoy Recordings. The book cited above has provided excellent company for weeks now as I read this intriguing biography of four great thinkers who steered their intellectual careers through the turbulent waters of 1920’s Europe.

Years ago I was rocked when my worldview changed from the illusion of my standing on a solid stationary ground to the reality of being perched on a spinning orb wobbling through space. I likewise experienced the existential shock when my philosophical view of life changed much like that described in the text above. In my early years, I knew everything and the future was secure. And then one day I faced my own mortality and transience.

Such thoughts paralyze some with anxiety. But once they are faced, a dizzying freedom has the potential to show itself. Not wanting to oversimplify, I just want to express my gratitude for waking this morning to a new day, offering new opportunities, new adventures, hopefully some quality art. I love my Studio Eidolons at home, but am grateful for quality light and this gift of a drafting table in The Gallery at Redlands. Wherever I am from day to day, I have this gifted space to pursue creative dreams. Personally, I cannot envision a better morning than one that includes coffee, journaling time, quality reading and then walking over to the drafting table to lean over my latest attempt at art.

I wish all of you the best of days, and invite you to check out new images I’ve posted on my website www.davidtrippart.com. If you are in the Palestine area, I’ll be in the gallery all day today and Saturday till closing at 9 p.m.

Thanks for reading.

I make art in order to discover.

I journal when I feel alone.

I blog to remind myself I am not alone.

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4 Responses to “Morning Salute from The Gallery at Redlands”

  1. phenomenal facts Says:

    Nicely blogged ☺️

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