Monday, April 21, 2008
Six Word Memoir
Always acting without regard for consequences.
I was tagged by Susan, and I wasn't going to participate, mostly because I felt too busy and didn't want to, but it kind of crept up on me. I found myself thinking about specific words, and how they might apply to my life. And I found this image, which is part of a set of notecards I picked up years ago at a discount store in L.A. There's four images by Michael Parkes which I intended to mount in a four-picture frame, but I discovered I would have to crop the images to make them fit, and so I've done nothing with any of it. So goes many of the crafty projects I plan. I find (as I'm sure most people do) Michael Parkes' "magical realism" beautiful and ethereal, and this image seems to speak specifically to how I feel about my life. Lots of beauty and wonder, fearlessness, but also anxiety and uncertainty. The ballerina appears graciously unconcerned, even though her slender rope is on fire. (I'm probably infringing some copyright by even posting the image, but I doubt anyone pays that much attention to my little blog. At least I hope not.)
Anyway, I'm not going to tag anyone else, at least not right now, maybe at some future point I will.