Saturday, May 23, 2009

" The Go-Between"

The go-between wears out a thousand sandals."
Japanese Proverb

"She Didn't Call Me Here"©                             2008
From The Inter-Faith Prayer Painting Series / Derivations

 “When before the beauty of a sunset or of a mountain, you pause and exclaim Ah!, you are participating in divinity.”
Joseph Campbell The Power of Myth, quoting The Upanishads

"BronXscape             2008         Parsons   The Design Workshop

"No, I have seen the mirage tremble, seen how thin
The veil stretched over apparent time and space
To make the habitable Earth, the enclosed garden."
Kathleen Raine      Three Poems on Illusion

UPenn SAS Music Building Renovation       2009
"We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with an other."
Thomas Merton - Author, Trappist Monk

"Portal Study" ©                                                                    2008
From the Spidey-Hole Series - Bloated Geometries

For the first time in my life I saw the horizon as a curved line. It was accentuated by a thin seam of dark blue light—our atmosphere. Obviously this was not the ocean of air I had been told it was so many times in my life. I was terrified by its fragile appearance.

 Ulf Merbold -  ESA Astronaut (Germany)

"Bench Seat"©                 Jack Matney Courtyard                  2008
Multicolored cast concrete, acid stains, shattered tempered glass.

I wonder when we began to define our lives as a parenthetical expression: a life lived between the confines of life and death. 
                                                                                       Beginning and Ending.                                                                                                       I would prefer that the "in between" that we define as life would be more expansive. 
In my thinking (and please understand that I neither exclude, nor diminish your thinking),
we as individuals, and as a people, would embrace the possibilities that surround the one and the other, the Life and the Death.
I'm thinking that the 'thin space' could become the 'broad space'.
Dimensions once brought asunder; married in a new union.


Ellen Martin said...


Dr. House: They’re out there, doctors, lawyers, postal workers, some of them doing great, some of them doing lousy. Are you going to base your whole life on who you’re stuck in a room with?

Eve: I‘m gonna base this moment on who I am stuck in a room with! It’s what life is, it’s a series of rooms, and who we get stuck in those rooms with, adds up to what our lives are.

Tom Schulz said...

Maybe Eve needs to locate the halls that connect the rooms and hang out there for a while -- perhaps peruse an old National Geographic, or something.
Thanks for joining The Conversation!