Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Passages Between Worlds

“Do you think the Bifrost is the only way in and out of this realm? There are passages between worlds that even your all-seeing eyes could not observe.”

Loki (the Villain)

“If there is any one skill most worth learning in watercolor painting, it is how you may find out for yourself your feeling about something, and how to shape it into a picture so others may share it with you. When you know that and know it’s easier than copying, you’ll know something 90 per cent of the painters do not know. You’ll be years ahead in your learning to paint the creative way, you’ll experience a whole new world.”

Carl Nickel

It took hundreds of people and many
hundreds of millions of dollars to make
the movie “Thor”—the Disneyfication
of astrophysics and ancient legends.

The film is not a passage between worlds.

In fact I strongly suspect if the film
is anything at all—beyond pretty
actresses and handsome actors—the film
might be something like a real-life version
of Thor’s Hammer smashing the Bifrost bridge.

Thinking shaped into words or images
or songs I strongly suspect can create
passages between worlds. Between places
where thought happens. Is that what distance is?
Is distance the difference between thoughts,
the amount or a quality of change
between thoughts, the direction of a change?

(Do we travel these passages without
noticing because our bodies don't move?)

Is the Disneyfication of distance
words or images or songs without thought?

Maybe it’s a passage between worlds but
not a passage designed for human beings.

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Trees never go anywhere, at least not
in a direction anyone can see.

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