Do you also feel like…?
No, I don’t.
Do you also feel like a blasted bomb after the eclipse?
Do you also feel like retrograde spinach while Mercury is doing its sabotage?
Do you also feel like an offensive Queen of Swords, shitting in everybody’s pleasure?
No, I don’t.
Just because something feels like something else, doesn’t make it reality.
Something that feels like something else is exactly that, a fallacy, a correlation that has no justification.
Yesterday I was watching the solar eclipse, iPhone in hand, ready to shoot the picture of the century, and that was that.
I got my picture, featuring Leo itself taking care of the eclipsed sun, and that was that.
I wasn’t feeling like burnt toast, nor was I feeling like something ominous was going to happen.
If anything, I was feeling more like wetting paper, and splashing with ink in random patterns, yet controlled compress direction, following the Marangoni Effect and master Takaji Kuroda’s suminagashi genius.
The lions and the foxes, the Jack of Spades, the witch’s head, and the butterflies that emerged from my waters were not the thing itself, but rather, mythologies of feelings.
I’ll keep at it today with a theme called Arranged Marriage because I like to think about what I put into the water to create different types of tension and density.
I also fancied asking this question of my oracle art:
What do I really feel like, when I don’t get too excited about the amplified metaphors of vivid imagery that the internet is throwing at me for identification?
I laid down three ‘cards’ and, as always, I got a nice message:
When bubbles are presented to me as if they were rooted in the reality of nature, I feel like the Fool who sticks her tongue out at all of them. Stepping on the heart, I let the bells in my hat ring the song of ‘no meaning.’
It goes to show. All I need to do is direct my gaze towards what is formed as a consequence of having orchestrated a little show of dispersing and contracting ink on the surface of water, and then transpose the whole image onto Japanese paper.
Context is everything. And looking makes the story.
I leave the mythologies of feeling to tension, form, harmony, contrast, and balance on paper.
Enjoy your Sunday.
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