Just a part of the hardscape in the Asian Garden at the Naples Botanical Gardens – no information given. But we know the artisan who carved it had an image in his brain, of his world, his experiences. Isn’t that what art is about, making an image that resonates with the observer, an image that we can see ourselves and our world in.
Today my world is crumbling a little. Middle of the night phone call from my nieces to say that my sister, the middle one in the image above, had a very serious heart attack and the doctors don’t hold much hope. I haven’t heard anything today and I suspect she is on life support and the family is getting some much needed rest.
How will my life change when the person in the middle is no longer there? It will change, because every death and every birth changes our world. I will have to live into the answer.