This morning I noticed something new. I watched several multicolored leaves falling from the sky ( from the roof?) and they were sparkling. Since I was unable to photograph this foliage folly for you, I posted a picture I had taken a few weeks back that I found intriguing. As I watched the radiant harbingers of autumn dance by the window, I saw how they illustrate my mood. A midst the darkness and decay, a glimmer of wonder makes some impact. I have really been feeling the void and it has been awkward. Perhaps I have come down from the burst of activity of last week and succumbed to the land of fear and dread.
Isn’t there always decay and shimmer, waste and feathers, moonlight and fog, Pluto and Venus, congestion and solace, new patterns in deadening gridlock, retrograde and freedom to glide forward ? ….
Some of this is my inner reactions to the eclipse energy , while part of it is most likely attributed to Venus square Pluto in the sky. I have this natally, well almost, a couple of degrees shy. But with Pluto conjunct the North Node in the 7th, I think I qualify. While that whole shebang will be discussed in a separate post, I did want to share why I am feeling so empty. The muck is being dredged up again and a poor night’s sleep sure doesn’t help either. But when I saw the sparkling leaves, I understood that I have not seen everything yet and there are more miracles in store. When you consider that we take in only an infinitesimal amount of the stimuli before us at any given moment, I really haven’t seen anything yet! We process so very little of what takes place before us. It really is astonishing, when you consider it.
So let me show you more for your eyes to contemplate:
While none of these three paintings display falling leaves aglow ( well, actually, one of them does, let me know if you found it) , they evoked in me a place of refuge and delight. Here is a side of Gauguin I failed to appreciate until today. I only knew of his Tahitian work until now. So much art, so little time..
I have a tale to tell about By the Stream, Autumn above. While I was uploading it, I had Facebook open. While uploading I switched to my Facebook feed and this very painting appeared right before my eyes! I was so excited by this serendipity that I shared it on the litebeing chronicles FB page.
I have plenty to sort out as I get closer to yet another solar return. What have I accomplished, what have I lost, who am I now? Much has yet to be revealed, but this current astrological weather is well suited for such soul excavation and discovery.
To learn more about these works and other Gauguin masterpieces: http://www.wikiart.org/en/paul-gauguin