Even in the darkest moments of our lives, there lie hidden, often far from sight, cracks in the darkness, openings to joy and light.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Flown With the Wind
Art and words by Vladimir Kush
The powerful breath of wind brings us freedom from the heavy burden of the past, we experience a dream-like sensation of flying to the new horizons. But a swarm of people sailing into uncertainty against the crimson sky background is also a bright metaphor of the dramatic nature of our life. You guess right - the name of the painting is a paraphrase of the great novel "Gone with the Wind" in which not only people are gone forever but the entire civilization of the Old South. But we nonetheless believe that the diaspora of courageous aeronauts will fall on the rich soil and germinate giving rise to the new civilizations.
I have always been a searcher, looking for the Holy Grail, philosopher’s stone or ovum anguinum; searching for some hidden secret hidden knowledge which would transform my being into something more worthy than I felt it to be.
I searched, spent years of study of Quantum Mechanics, Physics, Cosmology, and Microbiology. I searched the esoteric writings of enlightened eastern, western mystics and established religions, all to no avail. The truth I sought, was not to be found in this world or the next, it was not anything which could be grasp, held in my hand or given to another.
The closest I have come to seeing truth was to gaze into the eyes of a new born babe. It is this innocent wonder, the light of the Divine Mystery shining out from the soul; which is love, life, and truth.
This Holy Grail is found within, if only I dare to look through the darkness which cloaks it so well and walk quietly, patiently, waiting for those rare moments when the dark clouds part and the light shines, warming the empty coldness which so often engulfs me.