Sundry Maundering

Convergence1, JMN, photo. Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.

Convergence1, JMN, photo. Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.

THE BOOK OF JOB

The Job is hard.
Do the Job.

Convergence2, JMN, photo. Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.

Convergence2, JMN, photo. Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.

PERMUTATIONS

I don’t pretend to know how you don’t understand me.
I don’t understand how you pretend not to know me.
I don’t know how you pretend not to understand me.
I pretend not to understand how you don’t know me.
I understand how you don’t pretend not to know me.

Convergence3, JMN, photo. Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.

Convergence3, JMN, photo. Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.

PLAINT

Trolls behind stalking horses: personal bêtes noires. It’s hard to get your bearings when you’re awash in fake mendacity — impressions disguised as opinions, innuendo pretending to be rumor.

Convergence4, JMN, photo. Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.

Convergence4, JMN, photo. Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.

DIRECTIONS

Gated Snootery —>
<— Elysian Minefields
Scenic Rout —>
<— Extant Volcano
Beach Retreat —>

Convergence5, JMN, photo. Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.

Convergence5, JMN, photo. Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.

BONS MOTS

“Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it. Repeat.” (Jasper Johns, “Notebook”)

“Paul Klee saw drawing as a way of taking a line for a walk.” (Colm Toibin)

“Find the middle tones, lay in the dark accents, and then, finally, the highlights… What’s not indispensable is useless.” (Carolus-Duran, Sargent’s teacher)

“What you see is what you see… A flat surface with paint on it — nothing more.” (Frank Stella)

“Don’t show me your soul. I want to see your foot.” (Balanchine)

(Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.)

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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