Tuesday, February 19, 2013

transmutation time

What a long long time since I've been distracted from here! (Oh. Started fooling around with facebook in 2009. And then started a posterous blog around 2010) (I haven't been over there in a long time, either)

Partly because all I seem to have enough concentration for is to pluck out a few ideas that especially interest me, set them next to each other, and hope that I'll remember to come back someday. So far, the coming back part is pretty rare.

So rather than continuing to wait until I get around to growing them up, I think I'll just start throwing down the sparky little seeds, seedy little sparks, that I've been collecting. And see if maybe they'll bloom into flame, if they get some quiet air.

* spent a bunch of minutes sharpening some of the many colored pencils that i've been collecting from around the house, from dusty corners and under the furniture. what am i sharpening them for? curious to find out.

kintsugi. http://whatacupoftea.blogspot.com/2012/06/mending-our-brokenness.html.

michael m mentioned having intuitively suggested a ritual smashing of pottery to his friend grieving her husband, and then did some research and found it was an indonesian funereal tradition. i in turn mentioned this art to him (having seen it pictured on connie's fb page recently), and he mused that maybe that can be a next step in the grief process...later, much later, but i am only guessing.

* this: mark morford 2013: The Year Women Abolish God

* plus this: len wallick, planet waves: Your Mission: Changes of Venus and Mars "...theory was that the interval of irregularity, ending in 2060, corresponds to an era of when the relationship between women and men will be undergoing transmutation."
* and this: v-day, one billion rising:

cracks and fissures, mars and venus, gold and colors (drawing in color) (drawing together), rising, mending, culturealhealing, transmutation - now's the time (it's always felt like time) (and now is time for me to go to sleep, though i feel on the verge of waking up)


andy said...

Thank goodness for RSS! Your blog is still in my Google Reader feed, so it was such a delightful surprise to find a brand new post this morning :)

I love the idea of those Japanese objects mended with gold; rather than trying to recreate the old, instead they transform the old into something that is at the same time both old and new. Hmmm... I don't have any spare gold knocking around though... I wonder how else to achieve a similar transformation...?

Thanks for throwing that little seed out here, Christy :)

christy lee-engel said...

Andy Andy Andy! thank you for coming by - such a pleasure to welcome you here again after such a long time!

Yes, me too - I love the idea of not only repairing, but making the broken even more beautiful and precious than before. Utterly unique. And sparkly! What's our gold, then?