Wednesday, October 6, 2010

if one of my arms turned into a wing, would i believe i could fly?

21 comments:

Raji said...

You would, being someone who is dwelling on possibilities, be busy trying to, at least.

Lazarus Lupin said...

would you believe you are an angel?

anne artist said...

no, l.l., i would not believe i was an angel. i hear the siren's song and that might interfere with playing the harp in an appropriate manner. i leave that for others with skills in that dept.

and yes, raji, i might believe that only a few feathers would enable me to fly and so approach my life as if that were possible.

my question is, would i believe i could fly because i see bird's wings? if so, would i believe i could be myself and not a bird and still fly?

The militant working boy said...

You would be able to fly and still be part of the earth. But is being able to do both worth sacrificing the ability to do either well?

anne artist said...

mwb, that is a huge question.

at this point, i am wondering if i might want to do both. life has taught me about my own imperfections. if i flew moderately well, then i would not believe i was a great flyer and so could relax and soar and laugh at my mistakes.

on the other hand, which in this case might be a wingtip, if i could fly really well, i could ride incredible thermals........

David said...

I think only one wing could not help you to fly....

zzyshhh said...

Wont be begining to change? & be free as a bird?

anne artist said...

z, i like this......it's about change....and change enables us to fly to somewhere new......

anne artist said...

l.l., i received your comment and am looking forward to having some idea what it is about. i'm in texas, an ancestor was davy crockett.......so please translate into texan! or some other form of english....i can even speak californian on a good day.....

Lazarus Lupin said...

from the poem Pangur Ban

Practice every day has made
Pangur perfect in his trade;
I get wisdom day and night
Turning darkness into light.

anne artist said...

yes, wisdom......there is a topic.......

what is darkness?

Lazarus Lupin said...

you help my wisdom greatly
One thing
if you
had
one wing
you would be unique
for everyone
else
would have 2 arms
or 2 wings

which..
I was told by a wise priest
that in the dark everyone is different
light brings us together shows us what brings us together
dark brings us apart and isolates

anne artist said...

if everyone is different in the dark, can we see that? i mean, what can we see in the dark? can we even see ourselves and if not, are we also separated from ourselves?

i am wondering if the light enables us to have the clarity to see.....

i most probably am unique even if my wing has not sprouted. or maybe it is there and i am not aware of it.,

but then so is everyone else is unique in his or her way...so i can connect through that.

you help me learn as well. thank you for your presence.

Sally Ang said...

Because is only one of my arms....i wouldn't believe i could fly ....because before i believe i need to have thots of whatever i know ....just like the image of a flying bird....both sides are wings .....a qn....what is the use of one of my arms turned into a wing ....when the other remained unchanged ....it did not help at all ....when i want to believe something that really works ....i need to have concrete support and evidence that the believe will become a truth ....

anne artist said...

s.a......like the athletes who visualize themselves running really fast prior to a race?

if one of my arms did turn into a wing, i would wonder what the change would lead to. i would wish to orient myself to the experience somehow.

if i believed i could fly even if i could not, where might that take me?

anne artist said...

l.l., i am interested in your choice of words....you speak of light bringing us together but also:

"dark brings us apart"

the word "bring" is there in both contexts....interesting.

Lazarus Lupin said...

bring does imply that the light and the dark are both actors. Shepards of contrast.

anne artist said...

so, shepherding....had not thought of that image before.....so you mean, darkness guiding/herding us to separation and i, like a sheep, following it to isolation?

then am i also the sheep being herded into oneness?

i had not considered this before. interesting......

Goccia di Neve said...

You can... but what about when you are in a supermarket?? little uncomfortable... "Excuse me, take me some sugar please, you see, my wing..."
Should it be better having a -pair- of wings, but into my mind?
I necessarily need of a single piece of feathers to fly...??
I sincerly hope you havent that wing behind your shoulders! *u*

anne artist said...

g, thanks for wishing me well......yes, one wing would be an unusual experience and would make simply activities like grocery shopping a bit of a challenge!

i do like the thought that i could use the wing to fly to another.......to connect........

Micael Gallo said...

hi... I'm from Brazil, and I really loved your blog. it's so nice how you relate your drawings to your words. I loved.