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    Chris Sunami
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    …of my wife, April, this month’s featured Artist on the CU main page. Walker, great writeup!

    http://www.columbusunderground.com/local-artist-spotlight-april-sunami

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    Manatee
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    Cool! Like that piece! :D

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    Chris Sunami
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    It’s for sale :D

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    ChrisSunami said:
    Walker, great writeup!

    My pleasure! Happy to see she’s busy with a lot shows and exhibitions right now and in the coming months! :D

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    Reminds me to look again into how aesthetic appreciation & moral reasoning mix.

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    April is awesome.

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    Congrats April and Chris!

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    One of my favorite couples in Columbus! Both incredibly talented, genuinely nice people.

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    When April responded to Walker’s question about how she draws inspiration for her art, it rang a bell for me.

    She said, “( I draw inspiration from) God. It sounds trite, but it’s true for me: I make the strongest work when I forgo my plans and just follow what my subconscious says.”

    It’s that part about the subconscious mind that makes me want to compare notes. This calls to mind how what I once regarded as my relationship with God is something I’ve come to regard during the past decade as having been a relationship with dissociated ( or subconscious) parts of my own mind.

    At points in my life, I prayed daily, sometimes for hours at a time. When I prayed—as a Christian and then later as a Universalist— I, no doubt, got ‘answers’ in intuitive, mysterious ways. Sometimes it was hours after I had prayed. Sometimes it was days or weeks.

    But the ‘answers’ I got to prayers for strength and guidance in becoming a more loving person seem now to have been not from God, but from my subconscious mind. Please understand I’m not trying to disparage anyone’s faith, but someone, somehow, somewhere might find it useful when I share the observation that I seem more able to love spiritually as a result of not praying nor worshiping gods.

    Does ‘spirituality’ require a belief in a god ?

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    TomOver said:
    Does ‘spirituality’ require a belief in a god ?

    Not in this thread, it doesn’t.

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    Snarf said:
    Not in this thread, it doesn’t.

    Nice. That’s clever.

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