China: Her Majestic Waterfalls and My Journey to Tibet

China: Her Majestic Waterfalls and My Journey to Tibet     Originally published June 7, 2016   The Yellow River Waterfalls JIUZHAUGOU WATERFALL   Sitting with my friend my Han city brother warming ourselves slurping old Pu’er gentle steady spring rain fresh cool air thru the open window the world drifting past showing where our minds wander quiet calm curious moments laughing wrapped in the comfort what more can one ask?                                      –   john domont   LANGMUSI MONASTARY   LABRANG MONASTARY   …

The Village Gate

The Village Gate   Originally published March 25, 2016 The Red Gate Gallery Open Studio Night was held on February 20th  and showcased all of the international artists work. Art Brokers In John’s Studio at the Red Gate Gallery John and fellow Artist Stefan Hoffmann Caochangdi International Art Village Passing by the village gate scooter drivers and skipping boys females of all ages in fashion awkward shoes  young lovers and dudes on the prowl the coal wagon with soot faced Chinese Working men and children, grannies, baby carriages and aunties loud carts that haul and deliver everyone and everything lights on horns …

China Continued

China Continued   Originally published February 12, 2016 A horse at the trough I bend over my soup bowl Manners and sounds not fit for human company There are moments when memories of a childhood friend flood my heart Rejoicing the summer days and blue skies exuberant in our freedoms Some memories and feelings help to sustain me My soup is like that Don’t listen!     Red Gate Gallery Artists 2016 Zhang Ting: Beautiful Latin Dance Teacher who models for me.   Women under the New Year’s Lanterns Chinese New Year  Happy Chinese New Year! The Tanzhe Temple in …

China: Chinese Medicine

China: Chinese Medicine   Originally published January 12, 2016  Dr. Ho Shixiu, at 85, A Naxi Herbalist   Dr. Lobsang Samten, a 40 year old Tibetan Herbalist Doctor in Shangri-la China   His Herb Room   Dr. Duan Hong Guang, the 99 year young Chinese Herbalist who now has the 4th generation of his family studying the ways.  He is in Dali, China.  Knowing that diet and digestion are the keys and roots of health, his work is to balance the client’s stomach in order that nutrition can do its job.   Dr. Duan Jin Shan the 68 year old …

China: Month 1

China: Month 1   Originally published January 12, 2016 It has been years since writing here. Writing belongs to the road as much as the correct shoes, the ones you can count on day after day. The shoes that fit, can take the beating and be there again the next day, sometimes with a day to breathe in between. Writing on the road is like that, walking,seeing,feeling, not making sense of the forests,fields and cities.  Writing helps you stand in yourself when all of the images and thoughts and memories and wants and needs and feelings fade and rise and rebirth and push …