i didn’t want to become incapacitated, but i refused to stop working even when my eyes became increasingly weary. as a result, they went on strike! they wouldn’t stop niagra falls size torrents overflowing my lower lids. frightened cats clawed from inside my eyeballs, so painful was it to open them. fasting for seven days, juices, teas, tumeric, echinacea, ginger. nothing worked. the only solution was to get horizontal, under the covers and close those weary lids.
within a blink of an eye or in reality, the closing of two, i felt immediate relief. the waterfall ceased as did the nasal congestion and cat clawing. i could rest or sleep and did a combination of both for most of the last two days. upon awakening this morning, i created the picture above.
in this piece, i’ve expressed feelings of seeing, not wanting to see, seeing too much, seeing the current state of the world (pictured left), a pyramid of power, exploitation, standing and stepping on those “beneath,” with our sister brother animals on the very bottom, (“with little under-standing of who stands under us”). to the left of the people on the top of the pyramid of power is a bubble which contains the words “we have the bomb.” to the right – “we have the bigger bomb.” above the closed lid, it says “close out” as if my eyes had been on a closeout sale, they were shutting (closing) down.
on the right, seeing, “envisioning” a world of love, of sharing, a new dawning day, when ALL earthlings stand side by side, (with an “under-standing” that we all stand together“). the bubble from one on this side says “we have a big blossom … to share.” above and below the closed eyelid are the words “in and sight.” i believe these days of rest have indeed given me some insight, if only that i need to listen to the beast – my body and rest when it demands it.