Saturday, February 20, 2010

Through the Looking Glass #1

I want to be safe/I want to be free

Jenny Woolf was kind enough to send me a chapter of The Mystery of Lewis Carroll to read. Apparently he struggled all his life with wishing to believe, willing himself to do so, and the skepticism of his logical mathematician's mind.
Just reshot this (in part because I am delaying doing my homework for talking to folks at Shipyard Labs). Sometimes less is more- what do you think? As I finished, I inadvertently released the roll of silver duct tape which rolled merrily down the steep stairway and vanished (ie, did NOT roll into the street) when it got to the steps - that silvery gleam, whither is it fled?

17 comments:

Cláudia said...

Safe AND free? Too much to ask, maybe?
I do sympathize with Lewis, I struggle to believe, but my mind does not accept the Beyond. One day, one day, maybe?

ArtSparker said...

C - I do think it's too much to ask. I'm inclined to think belief and the lack of it are grounded not only in culture but in character.

Cláudia said...

Dangerous terrain ... but I just wish I could believe. Lost battle I am afraid.

This book about Lewis must be very interesting - another one for my list!

Joei Rhode Island said...

I agree...no safety in freedom. It (freedom) needs risk and experimentation to exist. I plead the 5th regarding belief, culture and character.

femminismo said...

Safe and free? What a concept to consider. I feel safe (most times) but free ... that's something else to think on. And "believing" .. in what? Hmm ... the beyond ... we'll have to see, won't we.

ArtSparker said...

J - Fair enough, heh.

The Crow said...

What is that round thing above her palm in the close-up?

Love the arm coming through the mirror - spooky, but so cool!

ArtSparker said...

Crow - it will be more easily identifiable tomorrow.

Tom said...

trust and faith are admirable qualities. I know people who absolutley feel a presense...something i've never felt, but I am suppossed to have faith in, without reserve?

It's a tough pill to swallow.

ArtSparker said...

Tom - I cornered a minister at a recent gathering, and asked her about the word "belief". She said she didn't think one thing or another, and was not particularly pumped up about religion as such - that she felt a sort of organic knowledge. This makes a lot of sense to me, as an inward feeling, not some externally held structure.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Spooky!

Also I heard on a news bulletin that a major pile up on the freeway was caused by a driver swerving to avoid runaway roll of tape

ArtSparker said...

TFE-Wow, It must have rolled right through one of those black holes you hear about...

Celeste Bergin said...

Yes..I think less is more! Who are the people at Shipyard Labs? The arm is drowning in the tree--do I have that right? Funny how your tape just disappeared. It's been just waiting for it's getaway.

ArtSparker said...

Celeste - I have a feeling you haven't read Alice in Wonderland or Through the Looking Glass - they are two of the greatest books in the English Language. Well, you'll be seeing more of them here shortly.

Jasmine said...

I am really enjoying your new pictures xJ

Celeste Bergin said...

You are correct, Susan, I haven't read either! This is why I am always wondering what your posts mean! lol--but just the same, I always love everything you do. I'll catch up one day--I think I never read it because the cat creeped me out. lol.

Jenny Woolf said...

Thanks for the mention of my book, Susan. I go with the idea that any religion is simply a suit of armour we don to help us battle through the wood to the indescribable thing at the centre.