Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Almost Wordless Wednesday: An Active Imagination

I look at this creek and try to read the sky pools. It must be a letter from our earth written in Urdu, or Sanskrit, or one of the 3,866 writing systems in the world. Is it a love letter or a plea for help? What do you think? (Click on the photo to embiggen!)
Yes, this is the Urdu alphabet.

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  1. A love letter in Creek language. Thank you for this beautiful image.

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    1. am-- Ah, a love letter in Creek language. I love that!

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  2. Beautiful! I see a meditation chant in the script, a love letter to the Earth.
    Are you familiar with the Ursula LeGuin's story about the woman who goes down to the shore and tries to read what is written in the foam?

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    1. CCorax-- I love the idea of a meditation chant in script. Wonderful! I am not familiar with Ursula LeGuin's story,but it sounds like something I should read.

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  3. That is so clever. Perhaps it is a love letter FROM the earth, look how persistently she writes.

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    1. Colette- Yes, our beautiful earth is writing us love letters everyday in different ways. Yes, she writes persistently! Thank you for that.

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  4. Oh, how beautiful! Thanks for sharing this Robin.

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    1. Cat Lover-- So glad you liked it. Thank you.

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  5. Some expressions don't need language; they just speak to you. xoxo

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  6. Must admit it does look alittle like Urdu

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  7. Yes it does look like some sort of script. I guess we can interpret it however it pleases us. I like that.

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    1. Patti-- I like interpreting it as it pleases us. I see a love letter!

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  8. I always think mother earth is speaking to me through the sun, the rain, the ocean and the trees! I think she is saying both things, HELP and love!

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    1. Nora-- Yes, I think our mother earth speaks to us in many ways. It's so good to have enough free attention to see/hear/sense it. I suspect she is saying help and love. We read and listen.

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  9. You a creative mind and spirit Robin. It really does look like it.
    Your photo didn't embiggen for me.

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    1. Pat-- I am so sorry the photo didn't embiggen. It really looks like lettering out there. Your words are incredibly kind. Thank you for that.

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  10. okay, I'm going way off topic here, but I think it looks like chocolate drizzles.

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    1. Tara-- Aha! Maybe what we see are our own desires. Yummmm...chocolate drizzles!

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  11. I can definitely see it. Maybe Arabic too. But you actually had me at the word "embiggen." Probably my favorite non-word word ever.

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    1. Sharon-- When we first started blogging back in late 2004, the word "embiggen" was used all the time in the blogs we were reading back then. It's been a while since I used it, but it's probably my favorite non-word too. Glad you liked it!

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  12. Hi There! Have you seen this yet? http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/24/15049766/undulatus-asperatus-asperitas-cloud-pattern-formation

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    1. MandT-- Thank you for that. Beautiful in every way!

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  13. It's a letter from earth pleading for help against the current administration's determination to destroy our environment and ignore the most needy that share our planet.

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    1. NCmountainwoman-- I think it's a plea for help to those of us who listen, and a love letter for our continuing support. These are not good times for our beautiful planet, not good times at all.

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  14. Hmm. How to decipher it? Well, I guess the Earth is speaking to us all the time in many ways, if we only know to listen.

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    1. Mark-- Yes! We need to listen. How people can destroy the very planet upon which they live and survive is beyond my comprehension.

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  15. I do the same with the Sonoma coast ocean outside my window. I'm pretty sure it simply means you're one f'ing lucky woman. Or maybe "my name is gratitude".

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    1. mary-- I love your translation! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. Enjoy that beautiful Sonoma coast outside your window.

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