Here and There

flower

Sometimes you need to look “over there” in order to see what is “here”. 

Steven Nachmanovitch writes

in life as in a koan, we get to the point where interrruptions are the answer.  Attending to the interrruption frees us to see our original situation freshly and find the alchemical gold in it.  This ingredient of the creative process includes not only incubation and ripening but the hypnotic technique of redirection of attention (“Look there!”). and while you are looking, you have transformed what is here (Nachmanovitch, 1990)

So perhaps while you allow yourself to play, all the “threads” of creative process may be woven together, transformed and shaped into to fuscia silks and golden fabrics.

 

White star

floating

inside

Leaf’s black.

Blue and white

porcelain…

A pattern emerges

below

a small child…

held

in a frame

A flower

meets Earth

a greeting…

Leaning in

and gazing

inward

Resting

on

fuscia…

and a comforter’s

silk.

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