Monthly Archives: August 2013

Quiet

Quiet

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My cathedral is the pines, straight and true

I keep thinking he's right here.

I keep thinking he’s right here.

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I was reminded of Desiderata today.

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.

Take kindly to the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann

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Wood and fringed polygala

Sculptures that my dad created over a period between 1987-now, and fringed polygala. You can read about polygala here. My last walk with my father, we searched for and found fringed polygala on Squam Lakes conservation land. He loved the land and the earth and his work and life were testimonials to his belief in preserving natural conservation lands.

Dad's studioFringed polygala

 

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Ken LeBaron, 89, Sculptor, Musician, Nature Lover

Dad

Contributions in LeBaron’s name can be made to contributions to the Squam Lakes Conservation Society.

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Walking

Walk

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The spirit protects itself.

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Early Studies for Repurpose Series

PiecesThis photo is the beginning of one of my 2015 pieces, ” For Dad”(private title) “Renewal” (title for the label)

Fits and starts of the boro sensibility, experimentation with different materials, the interrelationship of the wool and the jacquard.

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Time

In the airport, grading on my iPhone . Flight delayed. Staying centered. The shirt image is about preservation and connectivity of time.

Shirt

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Called north

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Out my window

Out my window. Somlovy here. Bittersweet.

Out my window

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Butterfly

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