Wednesday, 20 October 2010

meaning and creation



We are  so caught up by our senses, such a visual species are we.  Of course, some thrive on music and others on talk, and, as social creatures, can feel it quite necessary to their very being. 
 What does that leave?  Touch, smell, taste.
  How lovely it is to connect with our senses, and then overlay them with meaning.


Yes, meaning. That which fills the soul.



Meaning can also mean "definition".  And isn't that perfect, for how do we define ourselves?
By what measure?  One can use Relative Truth to define or give meaning to oneself: 
the truth of what appears to be
or one can use Absolute Truth in whch exists the inherent nature of everything.



I think that, like fibre and collage artist, Lenore Tawney,  meaning in life is like "creation ...a defiance of ordinary verbal communication.  Its origins lie in the ineffable part of one's own being and are much closer to the silence of the universe than to its noises and verbalizations. Art is always just beyond language.  Each work, seems to be called up from a bottomless chaos and despite the magic order it finds in the artist's creation, retains always the memory of the original chaos to which it is destined to return. [One] of deep insight knows that authentic life is not lived arbitrarily but is governed by a secret mesh of invisible images [ absolute truth]" 

And therefore it is all one.  We are all one. 

We must be patient, above all with ourselves.
Then we will find that Wisdom and Compassion are indivisible
for, in fact, Compassion is Wisdom reaching out.


peace


6 comments:

Elise Muller said...

That first photo is a real stunner! Thank you also for the deep thoughts, I enjoy contemplating them.

Enchanted Blue Planet said...

Thank-you Elise. I had to jump out of the car to take the first photo and it was a stunner among many; so hard to choose from. All best wishes.

barbara@sparrowavenue said...

I'm doing catch up.
Great Photos! Are they all yours or are some Wally's?
Love the dolls! more, more, more
Nice banner too. What happened to the galaxies?(or did I miss the point?)

Enchanted Blue Planet said...

Yes, all photos are mine on this blog unless otherwise stated, so I have added a copyright sidebar to clarify. More ideas for dolls are percolating. And the galaxies link- well, that was just an amazing link. Thanks so much for your input.

falolo said...

Wow those photos were awesome...pls post more I would like to see more Galaxies

Enchanted Blue Planet said...

I just found your comment falolo. I will keep my eye open for more galactic links!

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