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Paulus Berensohn, a Dancer Who Pivoted to Pottery, Dies at 84By JONATHAN WOLFEJUNE 22, 2017 Continue reading the main storyShare This PageShareTweetEmailMoreSave Photo

Paulus and clay

Today Paulus will be laid to rest in a cardboard coffin, and go back to the earth.
I have a copy of this movie.  So grateful his words are here for anyone to hear
and to remember his message..... I just rewatched this, with a feeling of gratitude
and delicious warm memory of my beautiful friend.  Rest in peace....

Paulus Berensohn: Why We Create


Soul's Kitchen


Everything Is Art


Paulus Berensohn rest in peace

I have this card hanging in my little studio, that Paulus sent me, I don't remember when.  I always keep it there, pinned to the side wall, a daily reminder of this sweet man....  I hadn't looked inside it in a while, and I did today, when I made this little altar for him as he goes into the ground today.  I opened the card and saw this poem rewritten just slightly by Paulus....

Last Fragment

And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so?

I did

And what was it you wanted?

To call myself beloved.  To feel myself beloved on this earth and of this earth.

To sing and dance on it.

Raymond Carver

but that is the way Paulus rewrote it, and this is how Carver wrote it:

last fragment indeed!

Late FragmentAnd did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.

A Tribute to Paulus Berensohn


Paulus Berensohn

My beloved friend, teacher, encourager and so much more to so many people has passed.  He was loved by many people, and in body will be missed, though his presence will always be with me.  I met him when I was 23.....and I would say he was the first person who ever told me that what I was doing was ok, and to continue on the path I was going.  I didn't really need to hear that, but it felt so good to be seen by a stranger, acknowledged, encouraged.  He was a special poetic spirit who always welcomed me with love and I will really miss him.  I was lucky to be at Penland as a resident artist for three years and have a chance to spend hours working together .....meeting him at different points in my life was a great gift.  Last night I was awake in the middle of the night and I heard an owl calling, which was nearly unusual.... and I thought it's Paulus..... as alive in the spirit world as he was in life. From Debra Frasiers Facebook page.... Paulus Berensohn has "changed his …

Day 1. The Giants. Little Girl Giant in Perth. Royal de Luxe. Perth, Aus...

I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not complete this last one
but I give myself to it. Rilke



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gourmet rhapsody


My Valentine


Enrique Martínez Celaya

One Drop Foundation featuring In-Q

This is my cousin speaking.

Matt Wedel

Matt Wedel: Athens (2013) from L.A. Louver on Vimeo.

In case you missed seeing him lecture last night at Kent State like I did..... a second chance to glimpse his world.