Sunday, January 18, 2009

An open channel...,

I had a memorable experience on my mother's birthday, when I decided to write her a letter on my journal. She passed away 19 years ago. As I wrote to her I started to tear , then to weep and eventually to sob. It was incredible particularly since I had not been able to cry for ten years. This event opened a flood of thoughts and words coming through my whole body where I was writing so fast and for so long that I could not believe it myself. I filled several 5 foot pieces of the japanese paper with this stream of consciousness. I did not try to organize the thoughts, I just kept writing.

This writing became the background for many of the 16 japanese scrolls I was about to assemble.

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