Transformation: Google definition: a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. Synonyms: change, alteration, mutation, conversion, metamorphosis, transfiguration, transmutation, revolution, overhaul; remodeling, reshaping, redoing, reconstruction, rebuilding, reorganization, rearrangement, reworking, renewal, revamp, remaking, remake; morphing…
…from the original to what is now. Everything a manifestation of form, of thought, or the action that preceded it. Yet everything always in the process of changing–of becoming something else. Variable. Never static. And right now I need to remember that.
My fears for the future are “stories” I create. Stories based on many things–experience, programming, culture, etc. –but stories nonetheless. Why not write a different story? Revise the script? Thoughts matter. A lot. Maybe more than anything. Because they manifest and bear fruit. Personally I’m tired of many of my thoughts and retiring them to the graveyard of inedible fruit. At least that’s what I intend to do.
Today’s prayer flag embodies these concepts–the fluidity of transformation. The on-going reorganization of thought and action that changes one state of being into another. And in this instance, a rearrangement of scrap cloth–disparate pieces of eco printed and naturally dyed fabric now unite to form a cohesive entity. For me this flag illustrates the notion of manifestation. Intention The idea that thoughts bear fruit. And especially, thank you Aristotle, the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts. So. Like this prayer flag, we can come together with every intention of manifesting a different outcome to the trajectory of today’s political arena.
OK. Here it is: