September 2009

Gaudi’s Gift

September 30, 2009

Robert Hughes wrote that Gaudi’s work “bears the mark of insatiable inventiveness.” I leave Barcelona determined not to squander any inventive surges I feel in the future. I’m hoping to experience a sort of Spanish Renaissance when I return home and get to work.

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This Exists

September 28, 2009

Somewhere in Barcelona this magical meditation appeared when I needed it. I don’t want to tell you where it is and spoil the surprise for anyone who has yet to discover this. Enjoy!

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Gaudi’s Shimmering Aqua Palace

September 28, 2009

Casa Battlo is a house that’s an underwater dream, and one unforgettable aquafantastic meditation. I took this video looking through this glass-paned staircase:

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Miro’s Meditation Pool

September 28, 2009
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Gaudi’s World

September 28, 2009

Author Robert Hughes described the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi’s work as “intensely theatrical” and it dazzled me on our visit to Parc Guelli. The columns and ceiling under the huge terrace, with their swirling, glistening mosaics, were a place to remember. So I recorded these meditative moments (with a street musician in the background.)

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Chocolate

September 28, 2009
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Magic Mushrooms

September 28, 2009
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Meditating at the Market

September 28, 2009

The Boqueria in Barcelonia puts me in a trance. Who can’t meditate to candy? Especially when it’s this gorgeous.

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Master Meditators

September 28, 2009

Jimmy and I took off for Barcelona to meet our cousins Linda and Jules and set out on a trip through Spain. I meditated in the airport lounge before we left, and felt pretty proud of myself. But when we landed in Barcelona, I found two street performers on La Ramblas who were truly masters [...]

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Happy Friday

September 27, 2009

I had the honor of meeting Dith Pran, who photographed me for The New York Times a few years ago, and I corresponded with him very briefly before he died last year. Although he had suffered unimaginably in the killing fields of Cambodia, he still ended all of his emails by signing off “Happy Monday” or “Happy [...]

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