Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge. Reena asks us to write to the following photo, wherever our creative spirit takes us.
This is not a cohesive essay, more stream of consciousness.
Many, including myself, believe that being comes from non-being, then being returns to non-being when a cycle is completed. When it comes to human beings, I have to ask myself, when is the cycle complete. Is it one body’s life, from conception and until that body returns to humus? What about consciousness and soul, which seem separate from physical being to me?
When I look at the picture, I see individuals coming into being from non-being. When does God pull out the eraser and say it’s over?
All of the drawings are of men. It makes me wonder why the artist chose only men to draw. Is there a story that explains it?
My first thought when looking at it was literal, with “drawing men.” What it might be about is how individuals draw others to themselves. It’s not conscious, but there is something in the cosmos at work that does it. You know that expression (paraphrasing) that people are brought into your orbit for a reason, a season, or a lifetime? Whatever the answer to the question is, it stands that they are brought to us. Is there a way we can interrupt the pattern by becoming aware it is happening and trying to figure out why the cosmos is sending up certain types of people over and over? I tend to think yes. Have you ever heard the expression, “Move, and the universe moves.”?
I’m interested in hearing your thoughts on any of the above.