Water. 水. Mizu.

by Alex from Maybe ( ) Together

hello blog.
It’s been a while.
I want to show you this:

And make sense of water.
And this new work I want to do about floating.

In Japan there is water everywhere.
Shrines for washing.
In gardens for watching.
Tea, slowly brewing.
Onsen, soaking.
Coi floating with, against and for.
Embedded in moss & lilies.
Drenching me in hot summer rain.

I sat in teahouses. And watched the leaves sway.
Or sat on a bridge and stared into the flowing water.
For hours.
Followed a coi down a stream
Watched a turtle swim back and forth.

And in finding the stillness of me.
The zen.
My mind floated….

Is it the sound. The image. The slowness. The sitting. Being away from home?
TBContinued x