Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The Synergy of Spheres
I could start anywhere, because the collage of images I am contemplating has no beginning. Or it has many beginnings.
But because I must start somewhere, I'll do it with the point in time just before the collage was made, which was the day before New Year's Eve 2010. I already knew my word for 2011 was bless, and the color was green, and so I decided to make a collage that reflected these guides. Last year was my first to use a guiding word and color, and it was a wonderful experience to go through the year with those polestars. This year, I have taken it a step further, by creating a guiding image, or rather, a combination of guiding images, which I know I will be contemplating the connections among all year long. And this thrills and composes me in a way I cannot describe.
As I said in my last post, I make collages usually with some kind of general intention or theme, but the specific images often continue to surprise me with meanings I did not see when I chose them, meanings that deepen and radiate with time. I finished my collage the morning of New Year's Eve, and in the few short days into this fresh green year, I have already been amazed at what it has revealed to me. So amazed, in fact, that I had to make a mind map to start tracking the connections.
I would so love to see this in an interactive 3D version. Oh wait - that's the world.
I did something like this last year too, and then attempted to discuss all the connections in one post. Okay, it was two, plus an addendum and a poem. I won't bombard you in this post with excited ramblings about how all the things in my mind map connect. In fact, I won't even begin to discuss them. However, be forewarned that I will likely be posting throughout the year about these and other connections I have yet to even see. I just have a feeling it's going to be that way.
It truly is all connected, folks. And I find no greater joy than in seeing and sharing that, one blooming thing at a time.