Sunday, March 27, 2005

Interactive (Part 2)

Use your ten nouns (in the order in which you wrote them) to fill in the blanks and complete this piece. If you haven't done that yet, you can do it now, before looking at the piece written after the asterisks. So, to repeat: think of ten random words (all nouns), write them down on a piece of paper and use them to fill in the blanks in the piece provided below (in the order in which you wrote them)

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It is time for you to find your ___________ and go to the ____________. The ___________ is like (a) ____________ and you are (a) ____________. What does this __________ mean? It means that you are (a) _________________ and I am (a) ___________ and that tomorrow the _______________ will say to us: "You are both one ________________."
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N.B. Upon completion, some may read their little story and think that it does not make sense ... but it does. The words that end up coming together in your piece may not be words that we think of as typically being used together in English, but step aside from what you think is the "right way" to use words together and you may discover the deeper meanings that can be found in these combinations.



Once upon a time everything was a strange combination before we got used to it.



This was part of an interactive piece I had created for one of my exhibitions. People chose random words from a bag of nouns I had provided in order to fill in the blanks. No two people chose the same words in the same order and therefore no two people ended up with the same story or message. For each person, the stories were applicable in some way - by giving direct, symbolic or humorous meaning to their lives.


Due to the seeming abstractness of these pieces, the possible interpretations are many.



Here is an example of a piece:
It is time for you to find your sea and go to the fountain. The mirror is like a crystal and you are a magician. What does this book mean? It means that you are water and I am a pencil and that tomorrow the belief will say to us: "You are both one flower."



ONE POSSIBLE INTERPRETATION
It is time for you to express something that lies deep within yourself. Be open, clear and fluid and do not be afraid of your own magic, magnitude and power. It may seem as though others cannot read you and therefore do not understand you fully. However, understand yourself for yourself and express that in its fullness. It may seem that a pencil cannot write on water ... but seeming differences and impossibilities dissolve when you believe ...

(a) In yourself?
(b) In Something greater?
(c) In a positive outcome?
(d) All of the above?


- Happy Hippy -

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was very amused by the results. The laugh did me some good after a hectic week.

question the moment!

9:35 PM  
Blogger Julievert said...

It is time for you to find your moon and go to the kiss. The hope is like (a) change and you are (a) progress. What does this flower mean? It means that you are (a) forgiving and I am (a) touch and that tomorrow the mechanism will say to us: "You are both one root."

5:14 PM  

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