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Clouds over The Firth of Forth, Scotland

ART

Sadly, no gallery visits or exhibitions; the world has been put on ice. So I turn to books, catalogues, the Internet and local skies for inspiration.

Cy Twombly: Fifty Days at Iliam – I have treasured this book since I bought it on a London trip in October 2018. It still astonishes and ravishes with its beauty and intellect!

Cy Twombly: Lepanto – The double page spread on pages 30/31 of the twelve panels in Gagosian Gallery in New York is sublime. I don’t know how many times I have drooled over this photo!

Cy Twombly: Coronation of Sesostris – I was fortunate enough to see this exhibition at Gagosian New York in 2000 (big thanks to Joe - "It's almost religious."). I bought this book the following year. The ten panels are beyond beautiful . . .

This is my number one on a bucket list of many! It looks an extraordinary place and this site has given me much joy and uplift of mood during these frozen months - Benesse Art Site Naoshima

Artpil

Gagosian Quarterly

The clouds over the Firth of Forth and Seafield beach in particular.

My new discovery, assemblages

BOOKS

On The Road – Jack Kerouac

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein

Metropolis - Philip Kerr

MUSIC

Situation – Buck 65

The Gouster – David Bowie

Is It Any Wonder? – David Bowie

Secrets Of The Beehive – David Sylvian

Like A Fire That Consumes All Before It – Eraldo Bernocchi

Mixing Colours – Roger & Brian Eno

Now This – Gary Peacock Trio

Lady In Satin – Billie Holiday

Forever Now – Psychedelic Furs

FILM/TV

Jojo Rabbit –Taika Waititi (one of the most emotionally uplifting endings I have ever seen)

The Lighthouse – Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson

Mrs Lowry & Son – Timothy Spall & Vanessa Redgrave

20th Century Women

Margot At The Wedding

20,000 Days On Earth (this must be the 6th time I’ve seen this documentary! It is so inspiring)

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Of Gods And Men

Frances Ha

East Of Eden

LIKES

York

Micklegate & Fossgate Social

Wolfgang Flür – Summerhall (last gig before the virus)

@busytinsnips2

The walk through Starbank Park and Trinity to Wardie Square

Joe in Maryland

QUOTATIONS

For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them. – Thích Nhat Hanh

Stop clinging or be dragged! – Anon

Life begins where fear ends – Osho