Up or down?
What do we see?
One complexity is flying up in the sky, above another complexity. Maybe the second one is the ground? Maybe it also floats in space?
Maybe the ground is floating in space?
If it does, then this goes along with what I started to experience more and more, that our reality is not so real as we think it is.
In our referential world there is a ground under everything. And if what appears above the ground is floating and does not even touch the ground, does it mean that it is floating really? Is it happy and jumping with joy?
One thing I can tell for sure is that both the ground and the thing that floats above it continue beyond the canvas to the left and to the right.
It seems in both of them that the left side is close to the end or to the beginning. There is less and less, as we approach the left side. So we can guess that if we go a little more to the left there will be the end of the shapes there.
Is this significant? Well yes. We don’t know yet how, but it is something clear.
When we look at the right side, things both in the floating part and in the ground are becoming more spacious.
This state of events leaves the middle area heavier and therefore it attracts our attention to it. We do not pay much attention to the left and the right. But I am used to looking for the bigger context, so I saw it.
The shapes in the floating part seem to be standing, dancing, running and moving. They seem to be moving to the right. That’s because everything is slightly heavier on the right side of the middle.
The shapes in the ground seem to be horizontal. They seem to be holding on to the rest of the shapes, as if trying to avoid being left behind, when everything else moves. If you look at where in this group the weight is, you realize that they even seem to be pulling to the left, back to the beginning.
Now the difference between the sides helps us understand. To the right there is the progress toward the unknown. In the left was the beginning. One group dances to the future and the other group holds on to where they are, afraid to move.
So it is like two worlds, living very close to each other. One is light and happy, and it is going to the future. The other is depressed and lonely and afraid to move. The two worlds don’t touch each other. Maybe they do not want to pay attention to each other. It is only us, the painter and the watchers of the painting, who can see this strange phenomenon.
In the upper part there are the adventurers, the ones who take risks, those who are not afraid to live life to the full.
In the lower part the figures are afraid and in distress.
Within each group the figures collaborate and are of the same three colors, red, orange and purple. So maybe this shows that basically these are of the same kind, those in the upper and the lower parts. But their experience is totally different.
Where would you choose to be?
You see? Suddenly the drawing changed. Before, maybe it was undecipherable and did not speak much to us. Now it is a challenge, pressing you to decide about your life.
It is nice and looks full of wisdom when I speak about this as if these figures represent some other people. But I drew this. Both the upper and the lower parts came from my imagination. So they represent me.
Which of the groups is me? Both.
If I give up on the upper, I’ll be only depressed and suffering. If I let go of the lower part, who knows what will happen? I may expand. I may explode. Everything is possible. We never know until we decide to be that upper part.
But for now I want to tell you that even though these two groups seem to be of different spirit, they actually belong in the same layer of understanding. They belong to where things are different, separate and competing.
So where is the wisdom here?
In the watcher. You and me. Let’s watch.
And if we let go of wanting to be either the upper or the lower parts, who are we? what do we belong to?