Monday, May 22, 2006

Ground

being on solid ground
is a molecular illusion
a promise of return

13 Comments:

Blogger robin andrea said...

Molecular illusion: two words that absolutely need to be together more often. Well done.

5/22/2006 10:47 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

The last line flips everything around: if there never was such a thing as solid ground, what is there to return to? And how can that be a promise? Great little koan you've written!

5/22/2006 10:55 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Robin, it's not something people think about often, but I agree — we should!

Brenda, you are asking the kind of questions I hoped this would provoke! Thanks.

5/22/2006 11:00 AM  
Blogger zhoen said...

(o)

5/22/2006 2:06 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

Today--- Just today- I am grateful for the illusion.

5/22/2006 4:25 PM  
Blogger snowsparkle said...

my heart leapt at the compact intensity of this piece. wow! and... just... WOW! LOVE IT!

5/22/2006 6:32 PM  
Blogger alan said...

Made the theory I learned in Winterson's "GUT Symmetries" come rushing back, along with a smile!

alan

5/23/2006 1:23 AM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Consciousness plays hide-and-seek with creative energy in the vast empty space between electron and nucleus.

(This Illusions enjoys throwing glowing pixel-dust around.)

Thanks for the phosphorescent tangle!

5/23/2006 3:55 AM  
Blogger mermaid said...

Illusion yes, but oh so powerful. Thank you for this.

5/23/2006 1:03 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Thanks, zhoen.

Endment, I am often glad for that illusion. But it's good exercise (for me) to try to pull it away for a while.

Snowsparkle, thanks! I'm always a little surprised when I look back at a piece that is two or three lines and feel that it's DONE.

Alan, glad I could bring back some memories, but especially glad to bring out a smile in you.

Lori, your description is marvelous. Phosphorescent tangle — right on the mark!

Mermaid, it's an extraordinarily powerful illusion, and I find it very powerful to break it down.

5/24/2006 7:25 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I'll call the illusion reality if it helps me get through the day.

5/25/2006 1:03 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

love it, he he

5/26/2006 12:17 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Amy, touche!

Sue, thanks!

5/27/2006 9:35 PM  

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