365, Day 95: On Edge

365, Day 95

This piece has the feel of looking at a slice of agate or of a geode. The guiding energy this morning was the rich green-blues. The trees that appeared in this landscape are not my usual evergreen trees. Someone has suggested that they might be sycamores and, if they are, I am definitely channeling my friend Martha Kelly. I love them, too.

Something in my friend’s suggestion resonated with me and I did a bit of looking online for symbolic references to sycamores. Associations with regeneration and with the threshold between life and death are prominent in what I’ve found. Which is interesting as I spent a fair bit of time today talking with my friend about my sense that artists, poets and mystics occupy the threshold between life and death, between creation and destruction, and that it is an inherently dangerous place to live- and an easy place to self-destruct.

Apparently, a sycamore figures prominently in Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist”….It’s been a long time since I read that book. I guess I need to read it again.

(© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

About Karen

I am a fifty-something anthropology student, an artist, dancer, photographer, healer, mother, grandmother and perennial seeker. I am distracted by shiny things and infused with a sense of wonder at the world around me and people in general. I am a “journey” person who often wishes that I could have a “destination” day at least every now and then…
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3 Responses to 365, Day 95: On Edge

  1. Pingback: Artists, poets and mystics occupy the threshold between life and death, between creation and destruction… | The UK's Transitions Mentor

    • Karen says:

      Hi Benn,
      Nice post- thanks! You touched on something that I think is crucial to the creative process: curiosity. I’m glad what I wrote resonated with you.
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me! -Karen


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