Art: Drinking Tree, 2005, by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison Copyright
Music Pairing: “Got Soul” by Valerie June. “Bob Ross Remixed | Happy Little Clouds” by PBS Digital Studios. “Bring Me Your Cup” by UB40. “6 Underground” by Sneaker Pimps.
Life Pairing: A furious late night creative session, cooking something from what’s left in the cupboards or playing soulfully on the piano, working on that novel, coming up with something creative in an exhausted stupor.
Literary Pairings: “Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go, To heal my heart and drown my woe, Rain may fall, and wind may blow, And many miles be still to go, But under a tall tree will I lie, And let the clouds go sailing by” ― J.R.R. Tolkien
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden
“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” —Galileo Galilei