There is a good reason why my last blog post was many days ago.
The world shifted on its axis, conditions reassembled and an almighty flow of projects flew my way.
My hermit writing life quite suddenly morphed into a high-tech portal into multiple worlds. I began to edit the Hong Kong Art Guide. The realities of the explosive Chinese art market came hurtling into my consciousness, the immense potential, the power shift to the East, the political freedoms of Hong Kong, all these stories and quotes and ideas.
At the same time, I was engineering a Chinese tour for the amazing Portland-based author Susan Conley. I was communing with the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, creating events in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong and discussing sponsorship deals with The Peninsula Hotels Group. Then, I started to talk to an innovative Maine/China organization, and discussed possible Hong Kong/US cultural exchanges with a gallery. The projects are multiplying.
My world has popped open in the most magical way. I am realizing that my very hybrid nature that straddles East and West can continue here on the East Coast of the US. The Dai Lok Tong is indeed coming into being, and my work is focusing very much on the two superpowers of China and America, and where they both collide - in humanity. Bladerunner was all about the idea of being a human, and so is my work.
And amid all this excitement, there is also a lesson in calm. To not become overwhelmed by busyness and projects, but to keep an eye on enlightenment - and to remember, have the mindfulness, to cultivate inner peace amid all this opportunity. To dance with the appearances, work on the projects, but remember that this is all an illusion. And that being busy is a mind.