Friday, June 3, 2011

I needed to write about nothing...

I needed to write about nothing
because that is the only word
that describes flawlessly
how I feel...

My hope is that as I write this
I will begin a journey
to discovering something...

I suppose some might call this exercise Zen...
Maybe even me among them...

This is sort of the writing version
of what I do
when I collage...

I paint wash upon wash
of dazzling colour on fragile tissue paper...
abandoning myself freely
to the joy of colour...

Then when my papers are dry
I tear them up
with equal abandonment...
layering them back together harmoniously
with glue and whatever found elements
strike my fancy...

I've been so deeply immersed
in my state of nothingness...
that I barely noticed the extravagant
explosion of wild lavender jacaranda trees
surrounding me...

Any other year
I would have been anxiously
awaiting this once a year spectacle...

Anticipating not only the beauty
but the lovely, lazy days
that blooming jacaranda trees bring...

I've been so still...

Life is happening around me
like a dream...
my life feels suddenly so small...

This seems to be a moment to choose something...
so I'm claiming this space...
writing a few simple words to share...

Then going outside to sit on my own front porch
to enjoy the jacaranda trees
while they're still in bloom...

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