on Karma and spaces of possibility



Alan Sondheim  -  1:34 AM  -  Limited
on Karma and spaces of possibility


on Karma, saving a small insect - I was drinking coffee from a mug
tonight and noticed a small insect - gnat-like, about 1/5" long at
most, very thin, almost invisible, struggling in the coffee. after
a struggle, I got him out on a spoon, then on a white cloth; we
thought s/he might be able to towel off, since the coffee had almond
milk in it. Azure then removed hir to a small piece of paper, and
brought hir to the base of a basil plant. s/he remained on the
paper, walking around. after about a half hour, I blew lightly on
the paper and s/he flew off. meanwhile, recently, I've been bitten
and I think it's the work of the same insect. so we have a new
wonder in our place, one almost invisible, unless s/he becomes
trapped once again. on day zero of working, we were trapped with a
blank screen and infinite possibilities, in the Eyebeam Project
Space. I photographed the blank, I photographed Foofwa against it,
transforming a non-occurrence into an event. the event blossomed
and no one was injured. I became sick during the week with a bad
cough, preparing me for the meditation and quietude necessary to
save the insect. now s/he is flying somewhere, I'm sure, nearby,
and I'm bringing the dreamfield series to fruition. there's no karma
in this, no message, just a series of small and delicate motions. in
two or three weeks, Monika Weiss and I will perform in the same
pace, and I'm gathering some materials for a table, a small black
stupa brought back from Nepal for me, a book on the Rwandan genocide,
the hegelung and or one or more hasapi. the world is a skein,
constantly and insistently dying, and we create, we can create, only
the tiniest of barriers; for a moment, things are thrown out of
equilibrium, and a new and temporary plateau is reached. my materials
will inhabit the table, Foofwa and light inhabited the Project Space,
and the tiny insect lives with us, now and forever. may I provide a
decent meal!

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