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lessons

November 4, 2012

Damon in the aeroplane
“Damon in the aeroplane”. Felt tip pen on paper. Solenne Taylor

When living by myself weekends need to be about soaking up some love in the presence of the people I care about. Sometimes this means a flight to make the most of the two days a weekend affords and to keep distant friends close.

The airport rush, checkin, delayed flights, are all small hassles when you know there are open arms and hearts and oh so much to catch up on.

On this particular weekend journey there was also some 4 year old joy at the end. Always so much bigger and interactive and connected than the time before. There is a very uncomplicated and warm feeling when let in by little people.


Damon Maria lives in Auckland, New Zealand. Toying with artistic pursuits in a desperate attempt to keep the rational and rigid at bay.

observe

July 29, 2012

Weekends provide time to properly observe.


Damon Maria lives in Auckland, New Zealand. Toying with artistic pursuits in a desperate attempt to keep the rational and rigid at bay.

labyrinth

June 10, 2012

Searching for a future lost
Mirage shimmering on the horizon

Sometimes cast as open sea
At others a darkened abyss

Opportunity, chance, destiny
Who decides?
Can I?

Should I grip the tiller firm
Or is the current too swift

Is my past an experienced guide
Or only a porter of familiar mistakes

Doubt and conviction trade places
And their dance leads the way

The future is not a point beyond reach
It encompasses all that remains

And the dance not to it’s detriment
But life itself


Damon Maria lives in Auckland, New Zealand. Toying with artistic pursuits in a desperate attempt to keep the rational and rigid at bay.

saturday morning

May 26, 2012

Slow and relaxed – contrast confines the week before to recede to the past
Time to be still
Revealing subtle beauty – ’til now obscured by focus beyond the present
Savour the lightness
No eyes, no social norms, only now


Damon Maria lives in Auckland, New Zealand. Toying with artistic pursuits in a desperate attempt to keep the rational and rigid at bay.

southern hemisphere

May 20, 2012


Long autumn shadows
drawn out across the lawn
Winter’s claws dragging us
towards cold and damp
Yet warmth still belongs here
the complement of dark shapes


Damon Maria lives in Auckland, New Zealand. Toying with artistic pursuits in a desperate attempt to keep the rational and rigid at bay