Sometimes time slips by. Sometimes it rewinds, and collects unspent energy. Either way, time is a resource, a curse, a pathway into willingness stillness, and procrastination. Either way, Time is itself and you are just Time in the Making.
It’s happened before, yet how will it happen again? Perhaps it will be done before it has started? Perhaps it’s done and finished? Perhaps it’s finished and no-one will notice. Thus is creation, its own reflection, incomplete science jettisons us straight into absurdity.
Spring is passing! Birds are singing, fish weeping With tearful eyes.
Matsuo Bashō, Narrow Road to the Deep North (Oku no hosomichi, 奥の細道)
Such wonderful introspective qualities in all of Bashō’s work, where spirituality meets the Earth, like lightning creating an arc of light over the horizon. Then there’s Issa (Cup of Tea), another Haiku poet that I love, for his material tends to speak for the voiceless, and transcends the earthly realm, being earthly nonetheless, and like Basho, Issa’s work contains a heavy amount of voidness and beauty.
Experimental electronic artist Detraction has a new video out from his recent album “As Above/So Below.” It begins with a slow-motion shot of a snow shower on a busy Milwaukee street, eventually switching to a rain shot filmed in reverse. In the second half, close-ups of the puddles flowing down the curbs reflect a fascination by perpetual motion of matter. Then we are taken into Fresh Thyme Market, where people are lined up with their groceries, ending with a shot of a big unicorn balloon. It seems to be a commentary about the movement of society against the elements while other objects remain perfectly still. Detraction is working on another album due out later this year.
You’re ever so multilayered, and complex in design. Your breath is music, as is your skin, a beautiful canvas resisting gravity, and its past trauma. You are effervescent, and thought provoking. One with history, and enlightening trajectories in the making. You are a child of the universe. Born from the need, for a better future and home, for all sentient beings and distant cousins, beyond Here/Now. Yes, you are loved, forever and always. Just continue being who you are, and strive for the Light.
Life is a sequence of events, as are thoughts. One can be edited, in real time, as the other tends, to fade quick and, jump out of step. Eventually nothing makes sense, to the observer, the observed, and so on. We live in a dream.
I’ve been really busy since late August. Still trying to finish a music video, working on a new album, two retrospectives and collaborating with a like-minded musician. I’m pretty excited, but must remain devoted to my many “lists” and stay on target. Nonetheless, I’m not going to be board for a very long time.
“In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of appreciating beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete” in nature. It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印, sanbōin), specifically impermanence (無常, mujō), suffering (苦, ku) and emptiness or absence of self-nature (空, kū).”