February marks the return of the Month of Love!
By Lee Moyer – www.leemoyer.com
2017 Month of Love Challenge: Secrets
Secrets are a thorny subject for me, largely because I find secrets to be almost universally pernicious. If people just talked honestly, then so many things would be better (and so many films and plays nipped in the bud).
But then I realized that there is a kind of benevolent Secret – The Secret Kingdom.
In this case – Shambhala, and my chance to tip my hat to the late great Russian Mystic and Theosophist Painter, Nicholas Roerich. Roerich sought Shambhala and painted many astonishing pieces high in the Himalayas (In egg tempura. In winter. The mind boggles!) Years ago I led a bunch of wonderful NY artists (including Month of Love founder Kristina Carroll) on a walk from Midtown up to Roerich’s secret museum on the Upper West Side. Come to think of it, I loved sharing that secret.
2017 Month of Love Challenge: Innocent
In “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, the radiant Quvenzhané Wallis embodies not the weakness, but the power of innocence. I can only hope she (and the filmmakers) enjoy this work as much as I enjoyed theirs.