”AM I In-Tuned With My Nature”
....i have been reading a book on japanese flower arrangement, and so i stumbled across of phrase of words, which in turn caused me to sit awhile, and watch a beautiful word picture un-fold in cinematic color right before my eyes….nothing unusual in this as i long ago learned how to dream in color at a moments notice, which i call surfing the kaleidoscope of multi-colored word images at landscape reality….
—-and so let us look at these words that set my mind adrift on a ocean of color:
“To a race “in tune with nature” every landscape had its associations. To the Japanese, inured to hardship, the sight of pines, twisted, distorted, dwarfed by the elements, clinging with all their might to the rocky face of a cliff, or standing on a windswept ridge silhouetted against the sky, fairly shouted, “Never mind the going, just keep on.” Standing thus, century after century, evergreens were associated with courage as well as long life. They lived on in spite of elemental rages. They did not merely decorate the landscape. The old floral masters, many of whom in their early life had been soldiers, loved evergreens and used them in flower arrangements as well as in their gardens. Evergreens, especially pines, are the great background in Japan, of the scenery, the garden, and the floral art.” ’Flower Arrangement Art Of Japan’; —by Mary Cokely Wood
And as I was thinking on these words, so I became lost within the beauty of character that is presented here, as my soul cried out for more, and my spirit spread it wings once again to the sound of these words: ”Standing thus, century after century, evergreens were associated with courage as well as long life. They lived on in spite of elemental rages. They did not merely decorate the landscape.”—-”Never mind the going, just keep on.”
....between the ‘black and white’....
....is where the ‘color’ is found….
You all have a ‘very good’ day in the way!!!
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/