”Beauty in Amazement at Being”
....to some, beauty is a quandary which roams around, looking to provoke a response to the question of, ‘to be’.... or ‘not to be’....and therein lies the riddle of a wondrous waundering wondering mind….
—-my response to the question of ‘to be’ or ‘not to be’, is best felt in my reaction to my moment of just ‘be’, and when the ‘be’ of all is released within me, then is the beauty of wonders shown forth as where i dwell….
Dwelling is my reaction to what I am seeing and the harmony of this state of mind, and is but the overflowing of what remains in my inner most being….
Two practices that I have maintained over time, as these two bring forth clarity and passion of where I am dwelling are, ‘practicing the balance of the pull saw in tune with the wood and shaving ‘treenails’ for hidden joints in the wood. I will not discuss the first one here but will just touch on one point of the second.
Shaving treenails, has become for me a favorite past time that brings me great satisfaction in working in ‘the small’ details of life and yet what at first appears to be small, is a great part, of being part of a much bigger fitted piece in the nature of the whole. While shaving a treenail, there is the sense of creating by hand a beautiful treenail, that will also soon be lost from the view of the seeing eye, as this wooden treenail soon becomes lost within the wood of an-other.
My clarity of seeing this creation will soon become my zest of passion as this piece of wood is impounded into the joinery of a woodworking joint. And so I love these small, yet great and beautiful works of ‘wood art’!
....relaxing is a well made treenail….in tune with clarity and passion….
....all found within my beauty of inseeing….
For All Who Need To Know, I did with much forethought, intend to use my freedom of writing to miss-spell the word ‘waundering’.
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/