Faisal,I am always touched by how beautifully you arrange such simple objects.
A born bower-bird I am, Michael!
I love table top settings... still life views from above.. you have some wonderful collections.. and artfully displayed.. and your last sentence about existence is very compelling.
Donna, hi. There's something about small things that gives me a sense of wonder.
dear Faisal, harmonically embodying feeling -and wasting time, I want to do lots of those. Most of your posts are my favourites, but I think this is my favourite favourite that I relate to most deeply. Arranging objects (as anything can be) is a way of meditating - did you feel very refreshed afterwards? cheers, c
Sue, it was a necessity, to do this. However much time is free, it's still a place to do things. Our lives are so skewed by notions of what we have to do, we forget what we want to do. Since I was as young as I remember I've been arranging things. Saying that, I've only been arranging things within the context I've been given. I go out and I let myself do something stupid. Sometimes it doesn't work. Whatever 'stupid' is, it's sometimes at the core of our being. I'm the stupidest man I know: when everyone else is running north, I'll go south. Working at doing things creatively leaves me not so much refreshed, as replete. I have such a good time, I can't believe life is such a happy thing. And when I feel replete, I know there's a whole lot more work to do. I make a joke of it, that I do nothing all day. The truth is not quite like that, as you'd guess. Creativity is exhausting. I often come out of my work all ragged. But I like that too. It's wonderful to be alive, to be given this freedom to express yourself. I praise the Almighty every day for what this is all about, this love we're given, this chance to share our happiness.
for some reason it makes my skin prickle to see a drawer so close to the ground. :)Interesting to see how your thoughts weave in and out of the plants...