The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed - A Thought Falling - Spain and Germany (Part 48)
|Tenerife, Spain - Drawing light at night - Alexilena|
El acto of looking becomes very detailed; I start to notice the forms of the eyes I have in front. I see the fleshy contour moving, demarcated by a forest of eyelashes. I see two brown, watery fruits with piercing black holes pointing at me. I try to focus on them, but mi atención jumps to the next spot until I get lost in the wrinkly valley between the cheeks and the eyes. Thoughts sprout from the landscape I am contemplating, and I can hear them clearly: they talk en español. I pay attention to them and realize that they do not belong to the person; they come from my own mind.
|Berlin, Germany - Schwarz, rot, gold - Artem Gavrysh|
|Berlin, Germany - Part transparent - Michael|
I know there is a quiet place somewhere behind, almost at reach. Following the glimmer of an image pacífica y constante, I focus with some effort and keep on looking. The noisy layers get thinner and thinner… I see them fade.
Two serene eyes look back at me, and "me" dissolves like salt in water, and I become the look of the eyes. In this looking, I can feel more than I can see. I feel no fear.
|Cadiz, Spain - Water flowing - Huaidan Photography|
I let myself go… I wonder where, though. There is something rather disquieting about "knowing" when taken as the conqueror of a totality: you will never get there. The more you know, the more aware you are of how much you don't know. Knowledge is an island, one astronomer said.1
|Spain - The Beehive - Munimara|
|Stuttgart, Germany - Stadtbibliothek - Max Langelott|
¡Embrace madness! The words resonating in the void. I fall. I fall. I fall in the clarity of madness. I am the flow of the hand, pouring as a current of lines on the blank paper. Living in the things, I see now, there is no need to explain to myself who I am: I am being. And this is, certainly, all I need to be.
1 Gleiser, M. The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning.
2 Rumi. “Your mind can fly to great heights (M II, 2326-2332)”. Rumi’s Little Book of Life.
Photo 1: Hamburg, Germany - The black escalator - Wellington Rodrigues
Photo 2: Tenerife, Spain - Drawing light at night - Alexilena
Photo 3: Berlin, Germany - Schwarz, rot, gold - Artem Gavrysh
Photo 4: Berlin, Germany - Part transparent - Michael
Photo 5: Cadiz, Spain - Water flowing - Huaidan Photography
Photo 6: Spain - The Beehive - Munimara
Photo 7: Stuttgart, Germany - Stadtbibliothek - Max Langelott
Photos from private contributions, unsplash and shutterstock
Cinemblem: Perypatetik youtube channel
The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed
Alencar, Joana. Uncertainty - Our Spirit - Brazil. November 2018.
Awdejuk, Pawel. Niepewność - The Road to Freedom - Poland. July 2018.
Bell, Sarah. The Bushfire Drive - Australia. July 2018.
Bondarenko, Evgeny. Twenty Plus Years. August 2018.
Cajoto, Christina. The Trajectory of Life - España. August 2018.
Castañeda, Martha Corzo. Worried Workers - Peru. February 2018.
Cooleridge, Tweeney. Uncertainty in the Abstract - Slovakia. March 2018.
Cordido, Veronica. The Crib of Uncertainty - Venezuela. January 2018.
Dastan, S.A. Uncertain Waters - Turkey. March 2019.
Deiana, Sara. The Dark Side of Perfection. September 2018.
Electra P. Aβεβαιότητα: The Enemy of Romantic Relationships - Greece. February 2018
Escandell, Andrea da Silva. Compromise - Uruguay. March 2018
Fischer, Kristin. Talking about Cancer - Germany. September 2018.
Gómez, Javier. Uncharted Bliss. October 2018
Goumiri, Abdennour. Uncertainty Is All There Is - France. February 2018.
Guerrero, Marilin. Crossing the Uncertain Path of Life - Cuba. February 2018.
Guillot, Iuliana. Preparing for Change - Romania. June 2018.
Huihao, Mu. Going the Uncertain Way. July 2017.
Julber, Lillian. What Will Tomorrow Bring? - Chile. July 2018.
Kanunova, Nigina. Metamporphoses in Modern Life. June 2018.
Kingsley, Anastasia. Expect the Unexpected. November 2018.
Konbaz, Rahaf. So You Say You Want A Revolution - Syria. March 2018.
Korneeva, Kate. One We - Russia. April 2018.
Krnceska, Sofija. No Name Country - Macedonia. May 2018.
Lassa, Verónica. The Old Eastern Books of Uncertainty - Argentina. May 2018.
Lozano, Gabriela. El cuchillo de la incertidumbre : Piercing Uncertainty - México. January 2018.
Pang, Lian. Now or Later? October 2018.
Phelps, Jade. Healing Journey Pulls Us Apart - America. June 2018.
Protić, Aleksandar. Environmental Uncertainty. August 2018.
Romano, Mavi. An Uncertain Democracy - Spain. April 2018
Ranaldo, Mary. Incerto or Flexible: Italia and UK. March 2018.
Ray, Sanjay Kumar. Once upon a Time in a Queue - India. November 2018.
Çakır, Peren. Building a Future in Times of Uncertainty - Argentina and Turkey. May 2018.
Sanmartín, Virginia. Qué Será, Será - Spain. June 2018.
Samir, Ahmed. Uncertainty in Personal Life. January 2018.
Sekulić, Jelena. Nesigurnost of the Past, Present and Future - Serbia. June 2018.
Sem, Sebastião. Vagrant Poets. September 2018.
Sepi, Andreea. Uncertainties Galore - Germany. April 2018.
Sevunts, Nane. From Uncertainty to Newness. November 2018.
Sitorus, Rina. When Uncertainty Reaches the Land of Certainty - Indonesia and the Netherlands. May 2018.
Trojnar, Kamila. Ephemeral. October 2018.
Quintero, Jonay. The Fear of Not Knowing - España. January 2018.
Uberti, Alejandra Baccino. Adventure - Uruguay. September 2018.
Vuka. Lacking Uncertainty in Political Culture - Serbia. April 2018.
Wallis, Toni. Living for Today - South Africa. October 2018.
Younes, Ghadir. Economic Uncertainty in Life - Lebanon. Part 38.
Zakharova, Anastasiya. LGBQT - Russia. August 2018.
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