Yesterday morning I noticed the bubbles on the inside of my water jar. Bubbles that had formed overnight. Something about them begged a picture. And that “something” quickly became more–became an idea illustrating for me the importance of really seeing how things are. The difference between simply looking and really seeing. How things are in relationship to themselves, in relationship to environment–in relationship to global systems. And even the relationship of various dimensions. How things fit together in this world, in this life.
Through the water
but not just a potato–a very large potato. And for the sake of scale, it’s important to me that I show the potato in relationship:
I’m realizing an old tendency–one that has not always served me well– to form “story” based on just a snippet of what I see, or what I think I know. I’m looking at this. Noticing how I feel when I focus on parts only. Noticing how I feel when I focus on the whole. Part and/or whole. Realizing I don’t have to create story based upon either/or, this or that. Because in fact, it’s always BOTH.
So cloth–represents this for me. Detail. Components. Parts. Integration. Whole cloth.