16 August 2008

sunday scribblings - #124 - observations


chaos!!!
whenever i hear an emergency vehicle roaring through the city with all its bells and whistles at full pitch i can’t help but think that a terrible unplanned event has befallen someone who never knew what life held for them only moments before the experience --- i think about what may have come to pass in their existence to have put them into such a crucial and alarming state of affairs – and what may still be ahead of them to be dealt with, the aftermath and the challenges --- and i feel a measure of kinship with them, in that i have my own experiences which flash briefly and painfully, reminding me of the sheer terror and chaos of those moments --- CHAOS!!! --- disorder, confusion, bedlam, disarray, turmoil, madness, mess --- call it what you will, but in a moment of mortal uncertainty it is emotional and sad and a time when all things are just plain out of whack, and for a time nothing will resolve it and put things right again --- i was motivated to try and translate into my art my mind’s observation of chaos --- the sheer dilemma of the upheaval of chaos and the insanity it imposes on an individual world ---

16 comments:

Devil Mood said...

Sometimes I don't even hear the sirens anymore, they're so frequent. Perhaps it's only because I've never been inside an ambulance. That would surely change things...

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I always wish them well -- a safe trip to the hospital and a nothing condition for the patient.

Just trying to spread some good karma around...

Lucy said...

you're such a compassionate soul danni, there aren't enough like you these days.

Granny Smith said...

Your artwork is a superlative translation of the sense of personal chaos one feels when the future does a 180 degree turn. Your words convey it equally well.

bellamocha said...

Beautifully written....I really enjoyed this. I particularly liked your subject matter...I too wonder, when I hear an ambulance...it gives me a slight chill each time. It could so easily be someone we know.

bella:)

anthonynorth said...

That is marvellous artwork, and I can identify with the post. As a child I had a major accident and was rushed to a major plastic surgery unit in the ambulance. As for your identification of what comes afterwards, two years in and out of hospital, missed schooling, and its effect on education ...
They truly are life changing moments.

Goddess Diana said...

Beautifully put in words. The observation of CHAOS. And the painting makes me feel it too.

Thank you for sharing and stopping by.

Wishing you,
Peace & Love, Just Because,
Goddess Diana

gautami tripathy said...

I know the feeling. We had to call one for my dad..

Has anything changed?

Tanya Gwen Minnick said...

I'm so proud of you Danni! the artwork is great and how brave of you to not only do it, but to share it! baby steps to healing
hugs
t

Michelle said...

I'm so selfish. I read this and thought, my god, this is for me... this represents every bit of chaos that has been a part of my reality in recent days. Too many questions, starting with, "Why God?" I still don't understand. My faith wavers, but never wanes.
I love your art... it's beautiful. While I know it's not for me, it comforts my soul.
Thank you!!

Dr. Jay SW said...

Beautifully put--in words and paint--there's a really good book by Pema Chodron called "When Things Fall Apart" which is about dealing with uncertainty and disaster--the chaos that's always there.

Really beautiful blog. I'll be back.

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Thoughtful post!

Sometimes I am moved to pray for those inside the emergency vehicles . . . and for their families . . . and for the medical personnel who will attend to them.

Blessings,
Linda
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anno said...

Wow! Your collage perfectly expresses how it feels when one's life suddenly changes -- beautifully expressed in words, as well. Thanks for sharing this!l

rebecca said...

i came close to death one time and what it did for me was put me in a state of tranquility where everything seemed to make sense at last. what have all my fears that have amounted to nothing and have been nothing been for? what have i waited for to begin living the life i want? the pieces fell into place and what it did for me was put me on a different path in life and awakened me to this wonderful thing called life.

i hate chaos and i stay clear of it with a passion because i find i cannot thrive in it. some people, however, seem to live for it.

but sirens do make me nervous i must admit.

((hugs))
rebecca

Texasblu said...

Great picture. Yep, i think that's what it looks like!

alister said...

Chaos captured. The kind that shifts life so radically that the brain spins, grasps for the impossibility of reality, as chasing a blob of mercury, and we’re shoved callously into the twilight zone by what? who? and there we are, lost, alone, distraught, upside down, inside out, in a quagmire of pitch blackness with no view of hope. How does one reconcile that, deal with it, return to some semblance of normalcy? I guess we just wait as life goes on and snags us back into its downstream flow. I can see no other way at the moment… This artwork is very cool, speaks to me of that. The party goes on, a ghost of a person seems to go on, but the core of that person is lost in the quagmire of blackness, waiting…