Albion, Art, Books, Don and Wen, Sue Vincent

Dear Don: Edible…

12 Ravenstone and lunch (25)Dear Don,

You can’t help seeing the artistry in these sites, can you? Or at least not once you realise that the landscape itself is incorporated into an image so vast it mirrors the scope of the human heart.

Anu and friend would certainly relate to your edible illustration. So far they have related to anything remotely edible between them… Your analogy must be extended, however, to include time and culture as well as location for the cultivation of said ingredients.

So we, coming to the works of ages long passed, must somehow find our way back into the heart, mind and aspirations of what has become, in many ways, an alien culture. Our own ancestors are as distant from us in time as the Antipodeans are in space… yet, as with them, we share a common ancestry and our roots reach deep into the earth that shapes us.

north 018I agree with you about the Christian story. Many of the events in the Book cannot be taken as historically accurate, but should rather be seen as a mythological transmission of the essence of those events. While some may be up in arms at that sort of statement, it has to be remembered that it makes the kernel of truth within the tales no less true… and no less beautiful… and perhaps easier to truly understand.

Facts speak to logic. The essence of any faith is founded in something that transcends logic. Dogma sets bounds upon thought and aspiration, story give them wings and opens the cage.

The layers of perception are quite personal, though. We see things in our own way and, because that comes naturally to us, fail to notice that others cannot see as we do. Every single one of us brings a unique perspective to everything we meet. Some will grasp at fact, because that is the way their mind is able to function best… others will immediately grasp the underlying analogy that speaks to them via the imagination. We see this in action so often and both visual art and the words of the poet are particularly susceptible to this kind of interpretation and understanding… or complete missing of the artist’s point.

north meeting 103Three coins in the fountain of Eden… knowledge, understanding and wisdom…

If you don’t care for ‘spare’ dog, we could go for Beast in Training… except that implies more success than I’m having in that department.

… and after ‘Fluff Bunny’, saying I sound like Ben is dangerous ground….ani hardy feather 014

Anyway, Anu will be the ‘spare’ shortly as I come north….

Which is handy…
Fluff Bunny, indeed!

Wen and the menagerie.

5 thoughts on “Dear Don: Edible…”

  1. I so love this, Sue because it allows for all of us to envision what we see or think as we approach anything different or even those things we see every day but may see differently than others. To have everything we experience relegated to right and wrong is often discouraging because we may see it this way today and tomorrow another way as long as our minds are functioning.

    I know in the course of my studies, I have changed the ways I see things several times at least, and will likely change again as life goes on. I seldom see the same thing the same way I saw it yesterday. It is good that that this happens, for life itself is never static.

    The two of you are catalysts for change for sure. I am glad of that. I know this likely sounds pretty dumb, but today I was thinking of Egypt and trying to remember who conquered them, and then who conquered the conquerors. Now ok, I know this is a ridiculous thing, but give me a break for my age. And I may wake up tomorrow and know the answer or answers.

    The important thing you have both noted in your own ways is that there are many different things to see in the evolution of society as a whole. What did the people of old think about? What did they dream and what did they fear? What did they love and what made them dance for joy? I am glad we will always have these things to ponder through at least my lifetime. It is one of the most joyful times I remember with so many different things as you all manage to bring up. It is all good. Thank you all very kindly always! And yes, I love the newcomer. He needed to have a buddy and now he has one and I can see that he has a sort of dignity and joy in his soul. Thank you for doing that too!


  2. Thank you , Anne. Flexibility in mind and perception are a good thing… more important than knowing all the right facts. The ability to see beyond fact, think beyond the know… that has far more use than being able to accept the known without question.

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