I have named him Tang. He may just stop by but what if that's ok. He stops by a lot. He likes cantaloupe. And so do we. This circling ceremony is quite soothing. A kind of measuring. Holding. And then redefining. Tang seems a seasoned place-keeper. Slow. Steady. And very orange.
I like this little wooden dragon figure. How I can place it on the edge of anything really. And how it's slithering form tells me a story of the edge of something. Moving as if to trace the shape of a thing. Touching and tracing (even measuring) but not really having to be in the thick of it. Some gentle holding from a safe distance. Circling in a way I guess, is just wandering just out side of reach. Waiting for a moment when the sense of it might become familiar.
A bit of blue was added. In sympathy with the big blue square here I will call the unknown. The box that has in the last months clearly become a representation of my own limitation.
An earth valentine ...with the needle still in it.
As I stand back this morning, and look at this as a composition, I see it differently. I feel more clearly how place is simply dividing space. Measuring your relationship to it. I will be home in a couple of days. Maybe it will be like standing back and looking at the past weeks. Maybe I will be able to see it differently.
I have a few left over feelings. Surely to be woven into something eventually.
I will spend the next two weeks trying again to figure out where I am. How to be there.
I 've opened the shop for those of you who have asked about signing up for What If Diaries. The start date has been pushed back to the 15th of this month, which I think will work for me at this point. Please know that you can sign up anytime, even after the start date, the series is structured so you might follow along or work on your own.
I will be in transition for a few days. See you later.