What is the Sound of a Silent Bell?

The Rubin Museum of Art in New York City asks a wonderful question that it will try to answer in a series of Wednesday night sessions in June and July:  “What Sound Does a Bell Make When It Is Not Ringing?”

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Stealing the Meditative Breath Method

I have a bad habit of sometimes holding my breath while working on something intricate or even while trying to play a difficult melodic run on my guitar.

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Rice Mind Music and Synesthesia

Rice University has done it again!  First, they made the connection for eroding aphasia, now they’re quantifying how music can meditate the mind.

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The Thinker, Sculpturing, & Meditation

by Maria L. Trigos S. Gilbert

Mr. Rodin’s sculpture made me think. You and things made me think. My own sculpture made me think. So let’s think.

It surprises me a lot to observe how cautious and precise we are in selecting the “right words,” at those moments when we are trying to make a point. Do you want a vivid example? This article is one of those examples. Here I am thinking and matching my words because I want to make sense. Do I have an eloquent case? I think so! For instance, I have been pondering for some years about that famous sculpture named The Thinker. Do you recall it? Let me remind you that it was Mr. Rodin, Auguste René, who carved such a magnificent piece of art. At times I wonder the real meaning of the sculpture’s name. Wouldn’t it be better to call it “He Gave Up?” I have some others possible names in mind for that sculpture. Therefore, dear reader get comfortable, take a cup of coffee or your favorite drink. Let us start because I already feel warmed enough to keep going with this article, fingers warmed enough.

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