On, In, and Around Mondays: Art is a Touchdown
Implicit in any art, says Luci Shaw, is a "certain unpredictability, an element of surprise."
Can a mini-vacation, then, be a form of art?
Maybe. This weekend, we sneaked away to New York City. It is the kind of place where you can lose yourself, let yourself be carried by a certain unpredictability. Make plans, then change them when you see a line with a two-hour wait to view the fashions of Alexander McQueen at the Metropolitan.
This morning I am too tired to do what Luci says art also requires, and that is a gathering of the "watered wrinkles" of time, into "prisms refracting the light."
Perhaps I will wake up by tomorrow. Or the day after. And take you with me to the Russian Tea Room, Central Park, The Highline, or Wicked.
For now, like Glinda, I'm still traveling a bit by bubble. Finding it hard to touch down...
Over at The High Calling, we're walking beside each other, discussing Luci Shaw's Breath for the Bones: Art, Imagination and Spirit: A Reflection on Creativity and Faith. Want to join us?
On, In and Around Mondays (which partly means you can post any day and still add a link) is an invitation to write from where you are. Tell us what is on, in, around (over, under, near, by...) you. Feel free to write any which way... compose a tight poem or just ramble for a few paragraphs. But we should feel a sense of place. Would you like to try? Write something 'in place' and add your link below.
If you could kindly link back here when you post, it will create a central meeting place. :)
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