Distant Relatives

distant relatives (June 14, 2007)

When that which seems to be related suddenly disconnects, we fall away, disoriented.  What makes us uneasy can sometimes be good for us.  We get a taste of the jarring embrace of opposites.  This can be frightening, or it can be beautiful, even delicious.

Resolving contraries, neither “this” nor “that” can be a program in itself.

The so-called impossible can hold many strange attractions.

Day and night, joy and despair, life and death, nature and technology are all distant relatives, branches of the same family tree.

Perhaps not all contraries are related.  Or if they are, they’re related in strange ways, which many of us cannot imagine.

Dreams can sweep you up, like being borne aloft by a whirlwind.  In sleep, the fall rarely injures us.

Some of us search out these mysteries, even live for them.

Love is infinite and it replicates itself with abandon.

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5 Responses to “Distant Relatives”

  1. Jim Pallas Says:

    Maugre,
    Been reading and enjoying your blog.

  2. Miriam Marcus Says:

    I’m digging how you’re taking up the media of the internet. Maugre what would happen if you stopped for a minute? there’s a ponder for you.
    Miriam

  3. Don Handy Says:

    “Happiness runs in a circular motion
    Life is but a little boat upon the sea
    Everybody is a part of everything anyways
    You can have everything if you let yourself be.”
    -Donovan

    Your piece reminded me of this song…

  4. Roger Hayes Says:

    nice Cocteau like drawing…caught here in the post post modern…working from the liminal consciousness…beauty in the unplanned

  5. leslie Says:

    thanks for this one

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