Communion

Communion by Meghan Oona Clifford | www.RealeyesGallery.com
From R e a l e y e s G a l l e r y

Communion, or: In Which Udi Tastes The Abundance of the Soul and Merges Into It.
2011 | 20″ x 26″ | graphite and paint pen on acid-free vellum

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This image, for me, is about Spring, fertility, abundance, and a symbiotic appreciation for the lushness of the water element. Sometimes we really do remember this paradise around us. As usual, Tom Robbins says it best:

As was my custom in such elements I hunkered against the rain, drew my head into my collar, turned my eyes to the street, tensed my footsteps and proceeded in misery. But my hosts, I soon noticed, reacted in quite another way. They strolled calmly and smoothly, their bodies perfectly relaxed. They did not hunch away from the rain but rather glided through it. They directed their faces to it and did not flinch as it drummed their cheeks. They almost reveled in it. Somehow, I found this significant… They were not at odds with it, they did not deny it or combat it; they accepted it and went with it in harmony and ease. I tried it myself. I relaxed my neck and shoulders and turned my gaze into the wet… It was simply falling as rain should, and I a man, another phenomenon of nature, was sharing the space in which it fell. It was much better regarding it that way. I got no wetter than I would have otherwise, and if I did not actually enjoy the wetting, at least I was free of my tension. I could even smile. ~Marx Marvelous, Another Roadside Attraction.

Open up and let it in! Happy Spring Equinox everyone.

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From R e a l e y e s G a l l e r y

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