Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day."

Letters to a Young Poet



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"I do my thing, and you do your thing. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you, and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful."

~Frederick E. Perl


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For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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"Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together."

~Anais Nin


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“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.”

~Rainer Maria Rilke


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“This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle; wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it.”

~Thomas Decker


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“Fences are made for those who cannot fly.”
~Elbert Hubbard


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Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.

~Pablo Picasso


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“Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.”


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"Every now and then,
when the world sits just right ~
a gentle breath of heaven
fills my soul with delight,
and I sigh..."


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nice view
-- Wren~, 2/21/10

This is one of my favorite photos from you! :)
-- I., 2/19/10



There's a cold wind blowing softly through a narrow, dark ravine. A sound is heard, soft and everywhere, like the rustle of silk.  It echoes from every dismal reaching corner of the abyss, and whispers of the aching loneliness within the crevasse.  A cold, blue-white light transcends an aura of weird lifelessness to the jagged rocks of the cleft walls.  There appears a soul within all of this, like a thin frail mist, congealing within its center -- a tiny translucent gray cloud.

~Ralph Kenyon


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"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go."

~Dr. Seuss


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“A year, ten years from now, I'll remember this; not why, only that we were here like this, together.”
~Adrienne Rich


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“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.”

~Mary Anne Radmacher


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“The arts and inventions of each period are only its costume, and do not invigorate men.”


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Please send me your last pair of shoes, worn out with dancing as you mentioned in your letter, so that I might have something to press against my heart. 

~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


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"I want to do with you what spring
does with the cherry trees."

~ Pablo Neruda


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Whatever it is, it's better in the wind.  ~


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“Glances of true beauty can be seen in the faces of those who live in true meekness.”
~Henry David Thoreau


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“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

~Ernest Hemingway


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"Remember that silence can sometimes be the best answer."


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MMAS Gallery Opening
Mansfield, Massachusetts

About Flute:

The Western Concert flute is a three part metal instrument, made of gold. Platinum or brass alloys. The standard concert flute is pitched in the key of C and has a range of 3 octaves starting from middle C (or one half-step lower with a B foot).

The Indian Bamboo flute is a much simpler instrument, but only in looks. Whether it is the North Indian Bansuri with six finger holes or the Carnatic flute with eight finger holes, even an ordinary player has to use half close/open hole configurations for several notes. With hundreds of identifiable ragas or keys, often distinguished from each other just by a single note in the ascent or the descent, it is a challenging instrument for anyone. An expert, who goes into micro-pitches for special effects, really lives on the edge, because even a false emphasis on a note(s) might land him in the wrong Raga. Since the Indian flutes, unlike a Western flute, are not pitched to a specific solfa syllable, and since the compositions are also not fixed to any specific pitch, any flute may be used for any composition.

About Prayuth Naduthota

Prayuth Naduthota is a Honor Sophomore student at Westford High School, MA. Prayuth learns Indian Flute from renowned Flute player V K Raman of Varginia and Mysore A Chandan Kumar, India. Prayuth started learning Flute at the age of 9 and did several solo and group performances in local venues like Peabody Essex Museum, Indian Hill music, Westford Academy, Hindu Temple, Chinmaya Center, NEKK, IAGB in the last few years. Prayuth won several music competitions: he won 3 first places in Cleveland last spring and first place in Senior category recently in Bridgewater, NJ. He is also learning Western Flute from the age of 6 and performed in Churches and in Indian Music Hill Littleton MA many times over the years. Prayuth is member of School Concert Band, Wind band and marching band; he got selected to Eastern Massachusetts concert band and given ‘FAME’ award for exceptional musical talent in Middle School and recently he played Flute for musical play ‘Chicago’ in School. Prayuth is active member of School debate club, math and Science club and he volunteers as Peer Counselor

Thank you Prayuth for sharing such wonderful music for the gallery opening!



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A special thank you to the Great Pond Gallery, Lakeville, Massachusetts and Olivia Melo for your ongoing support.



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"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter.  Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show."

~Andrew Wyeth


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"I am in love with the green earth."

~Charles Lamb


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