Two shadoBlankets based on the shade image above…
The same shade image may visually feel different next to itself and making different patterns is simply one way of experiencing the same thing differently, even getting to know it a little better or worse, depending on the lack of circumstances.
Having cats around is usually uncomfortable for me due to allergies and the other day I was visiting in a house and after about 30 minutes, even though I had not seen a cat, I noticed my respiratory system had been seriously compromised and so I began once again remembering cats.
One flat I share had two cats, the male (M) was very handsome, well proportioned and physically attractive and very friendly with people and his sister (W) was just the opposite. M was usually available for petting , W was generally hiding or if sleeping in a more public place when guests would visit she would immediately disappear. M on the other hand would become aggressive to any guests requesting to be petted and sit in a lap.
One could pick up M and twirl him around, throw him in the air and catch him. hold him upside down, it did not matter as long as he was being touched by human hands. The wall phone (circa 1970) had a long long cord and if a person was engaged in a long long phone conversation he or she might walk from the kitchen through the dining room into the front hall and back again, passing by the chairs neatly pushed under the dining room table.
When this phone walking behavior began M would immediately enter the dining room, jump up on the chair and position himself on the top of the chair back trying to get the phone talker-walker to rub up against him as he passed by . The talker-walker would at first walk by, back and forth several times , close to the chair brushing M and satisfying this particular need. But after a few walk bys the talker-walker would course himself just a little further away from the chair so that M would have to lean out a little bit to receive the brushing. And then on each passing of the chair the the talker-walker would move just lightly further away until after about 15 passes M would be leaning too far out that he would lose his balance and fall off. Of course cats always land on their feet so no damage was done and M, even if he knew what was in store, never seemed to tire of it.
Do you feel bound to make good on your commitments? Perhaps you believe that the ends justify the means. Patterns do not lie and conceptually there is no end to them, they can go forever making the same image, just bigger unless you believe that quantitative changes create qualitative change,at which point the end becomes something different and perhaps justified by its own expansion. Still the pattern has no commitment to you or me or anyone else, its just another visual experience.
Nonvirtual (the real thing if you no what I mean) Navajo blankets and oriental rugs are made of tying knots to bind material together to create a new visual experience qualitatively beyond the experience of either the material or the work to make them. And luckily in the winter a non virtual blanket can keep you warm.
Below is the image, which was featured in the last post, used to make the above shadoBlankets…
When I first saw the rest of the world I thought that perhaps life had gone mad and I became addicted to searching out peace in my mirror image only to find that my shadow had much more truth than before. What is he looking fore, wear would she find it if not in onecelph? Perhaps something low-hanging from a tree in a garden or outside the gate, whatever shado wears a bow tie to celebrate.