I’m back from sailing because….lo and behold….life happens! My 91 year-old mom had a minor stroke while i was away, so i cut my sailing adventure short to rush back to help out in anyway i can. Fortuneately the stroke, called an “occipital infarction” event….where DO they get the names for these things?….left her with only a small impairment, a blurring of part of her vision, which we’re told can be remedied with exercises.
I’m calling my post “Oneness” today because, not only is it one of the nearest and dearest subjects to my heart, but it appears to be ONE of the themes I’ve identified in Dan Brown’s latest book:”The Lost Symbol.” Just yesterday I successfully downloaded Brown’s book into my new iPhone, after about 4 or 5 tries. This new Kindle technology is something else! I got completely hooked on it while sailing with Dani and Jens, my German friends. They get their local German newspapers and magazines downloaded automatically to their onboard Kindle, plus any books they’re interested in, plus the manuals, the “how-to” instructions for all their complicated equipment, like the engine for instance, and navigation gear, etc. They virtually have NO BOOKS onboard, except a few precious personal ones. Dani has, in German, “The Artist’s Way” and Jens, well, I don’t know if he has any hard copies at all, seeing as he’s the techi-wizard onboard the good ship Arwen, which I left in Provincetown just two days ago to return home to St. Augustine.
So….no more words about Oneness….here’s a drawing about it. Look deeply into this visualization, and see if you can understand what so many sources, including ancient scriptures and both modern day scientific nonfiction writers, visionaries, great teachers, and novelists alike, all attempt to describe with words. I think art does a much better job of conveying the concepts considered “abstract” to our human comprehension. Let me know how you like this drawing, and if it “speaks to you.” Thanks.
on more helping hand, in the LIght, your pal Lordflea