I was first introduced to the concept of the temenos many years ago by Stephen Nachmanovitch in his work Free Play:  Improvisation in Life and Art.  He refers to it as “the play space,” and explains further that “In Ancient Greek thought, the temenos is a magic circle, a delimited sacred space within which special rules apply and in which extraordinary events are free to occur.” Many years later, I have now come to see my writing desk and wherever I paint or photograph as sacred spaces–places where I can play with words and materials, have conversations and dances with the thoughts and images in my head and all manner of paints and surfaces.  In one aspect this blog is no different–I will use it to share my writing and photography, but it will also be a space to share and acknowledge the work of others that I love and that I am inspired by.

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