All you can imagine you can be.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   But you can’t always get what you want….


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The idea behind springhillArtbeat could very well be inspired by the Army slogan to  Be All You Can Be” . This statement has a very high recognition in our unconscious self  because once you are all you can be  you may as well claim “to be who you are”  -  the performing artist can take it a step further: He can be whatever  he wants to be That’s a dream many of us dream -  Walt Disney’s  said it:  “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Florence King wrote that ” People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have right to be, that they’re all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of  Human Error.”      

 To get an edge on life  the US Air Force “Aim(s) High” – not a bad idea, better than gazing at falling stars and succumb to wishful thinking. For a moment let’s imagine that everything is possible and that only nothing is impossible. And as “Nothing is Perfect”  it takes the burden of perfection from our shoulders….

Let’s dream  and then brainstorm whether we can break through all barriers to innovation and evolution in times that demand new ways to express freely what could be and what ultimately we would love to be – connecting the individual with the cosmos and proving that our potential is not tiny and insignificant but vast and profound. Wouldn’t it be great ( and exceptional ) to have a proving ground for such breakthrough and a playground for a sweet quantum-leap? 

The phrase that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” ( Aristotle) implies that this mysterious whole  (> wholesome > holy) is divisible in parts, but yet indivisible  as “ whatever it is”. Quantum mechanics allows to speculate that it is fully present in each of its individual parts. In contrast to most prophets, this is known to most poets:

“Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole.”   ( Ralph Waldo Emerson )


AS_9-10-13001_01All photographs on this page by Anselm Spring



 The late Claudio Abbado had it all,  as Time Magazine (Feb 3, 2014 ) wrote: Abbado, the consummate conductor was about making music “with enormous heart and a commitment  to excellence”  and  “a devotion to every detail….. to see the design in the score.” 

Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple Inc., changed the world and tried to inspire us: “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

“With love and patience, nothing is impossible” (Daisaku Ikeda) Neither patience nor love is either good or bad in a strictly ethical or moral sense, because a hunter waits patiently to make the kill and he most probably loves guns, bow and arrow ….  Love simply is the overwhelming  power to become one with what you love.








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