Water. 水. Mizu.
by Alex from Maybe ( ) Together
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.
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.
Followed a coi down a stream
Watched a turtle swim back and forth.
And in finding the stillness of me.
My mind floated….
Is it the sound. The image. The slowness. The sitting. Being away from home?