New Epiphany Newsletter
January 6, 2014
The Birth of Phanes
Last year I wrote an epiphany newsletter for my favorite day of the year: epi-phanes, “upon the birth of Phanes,” the child who popped out of the world egg, wrapped in the serpent of wisdom; his name means “I bring light.”
To read my 2013 description of all the meanings of this day, you may read my 2013 Epiphany newsletter. That includes a notice of Karl Pribram’s new book, THE FORM WITHIN published by Washington Academy of Sciences & Prospecta Press in February of last year: the 200-year history of brain research, of which Karl has participated in 72 years! That was his epiphany. Here’s mine:
The Birth of the Japanese House
On November 19, 2009 I rescued – from destruction-bent developers – a Japanese house that was hand-built in the 1960s by noted potter Teruo Hara. Last August I wrote a bit about the place in my 8-8 newsletter.
Phanes – Francesco de’ Rossi (16th c)
Now The Washington Post has just done a feature article about the Japanese House, with ten photos you can click on to view different shots of the interior. (Reporter: Christine Macdonald, photographer: John McDonnell, “green”architect: John Spears president of Sustainable Design Group; woodworkers: Old Town Woodworking in Virginia, Acorn Designs in Pennsylvania, Sequoia in Santa Fe New Mexico.)
I plan to create a writers-artists retreat here in coming years. Right now I am writing here, like crazy, on my book about painters!
MAY YOU ALL HAVE YOUR OWN EPIPHANY QUITE SOON! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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