Monasterio Nuestra Senora De Los Angeles (Monjas Dominicas), Sant Cugat, Spain.
Crane & Skyscape…
07.36 Morning sitting & mosquitoes at 07.00.
08.22 Moments of shifting between everyday perception – a dull, flat & lifeless interpretation of living – and the sharp, clear edge of images & panorama of sounds when a sudden shift into presence occurs: these are a common feature of this course’s meals, as are the frequent visits of Silence. In the dining room, in an oasis of silence, the loud hammering of the surrounding construction sites returning to work at the beginning of a week, the traffic, the car alarms, bash & holler away but fail to enter the protected space as Silence holds its moment.
Rising in the night at 03.35, traffic was already underway.
12.23 T’ai Chi with Luciano at 09.00.
Personal meetings at 10.00 addressing varied concerns from the operation of the right hand to major life issues.
14.02 Two performance groups at lunch: I have been hoping that there would be performances at meals. My wish has come true, then.
15.07 Alexander exercises in ballroom.
20.12 Personal meetings at 16.20.
Alexander meeting & T’ai Chi with Luciano & mosquitoes at 18.00.
Dinner with mosquitoes & flies. Crumble for dessert, of a sufficient size. And performances.
A feature of this course is the quiet at mealtimes, every mealtime, moving into Silence. Or, Silence moving into quiet.
Guitar Meeting for anyone who arrives at 21.00.
UK Team with Buddy Leonardo at 22.15.
22.26 House Meeting with guitars: a new sexatonic scale. Circulations & clusters on this & a Processional around the House. Then to the developing parts based on the new octotonic scale.
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