Sketchbook notes from the drifting spaces

Wandering the cityscape spaces

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I always find interest in the variety of cityscape spaces, especially at twilight or night when it is easier not to discriminate between shapes. Atmosphere! Winter in Glasgow is not so bad after all. The moon shot I snapped reminds me of Dogen, who often used it as a metaphor for our experience and glimpses of enlightenment…

Clouds are scattered in the autumn sky,
But you can see the moon in your mind;
I raise up my hossu and say, “Look!”

(Master Dogen, 1226)

From my lounge window I can see over the west and south of Glasgow, the old University tower and its dominating yet matter of fact modernist library.

Three geese above
Winter crescent moon
Glasgow skyline asleep in twilight shadow

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