Tuesday, June 26, 2012
'space' Illustration Friday June 22/2012
"For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions" - Lao Tzu
This quote reminded me of how it feels to come awake, as though one's mind has to be gathered from beyond the edge of dark, from among the molecules of scent drifting from a night-blooming jasmine, from scattered memories and unformed possibilities - truly when we sleep, our inner selves know no limited dimensions.
As I painted I thought of a dream where I flew. Standing at first at the edge of our lawn, I realized with a jolt that there was no hedge in my way - so I must be dreaming! If I am dreaming, I can fly! I stretched out my dream arms and leaned forward until I floated off the lawn, over the houses and streets in my neighbourhood thinking to myself: of course, this is what the roof looks like, so THAT is what is behind this hedge... until my little son, awake already, flung himself on my back, and I became too heavy to fly.