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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #147 — “the earth was without form, and void”

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When I think of a colorless world, I think of The Bible verse from Genesis that says, “and the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was on the face of the deep.”

In most (all?) religions there is a creationist story. Once there was one, an indistinguishable void that became more. This’es and That’s turned into “ten thousand things” aka all-that-is. We all spring from this mysterious source, and we all return to it, in infinite recyclings. Now that all-that-is has become, there is no going back to the void.

I don’t see the void as nothing or sterile but more of a primordial soup of undifferentiated, unmanifested cosmoplasm.

What brings non-being into being? Nobody knows for sure, but it is why she is called the Mysterious Mother.

 

 

Reena Saxena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge.  Reena says:

Let the prompt take you anywhere – nature, art, fashion, interiors, emotions, perspectives, different aspects of anything, whatever colour means to you or the metaphors which emanate from colour. Interesting photographs, or works of art are also welcome.

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