Tantra Song Inspired Block 5
Here's the next addition to my Tantra Song inspired blocks. There's something so appealing to me about the little bit of red not being centered.
However, I really love the rounded shape of the red in the painting, which didn't really translate to the crochet. Don't you find it hard to stop looking at the painting? I do, and what I love most about it is that I can't really figure out why I like it so much!
The book has this much to say about the particular painting: "Somewhat of a mystery. A few clues: everything revolved around two axes- on one hand the birth of speech and on the other the granting of wishes. The two, perhaps, are to be mingled, or turned inside out, thus: birth of wishes and granting of speech." - Franck Andre Jamme from Tantra Song.
Thinking on speech and wishes, I'm somehow reminded of the book Three Magic Words by U.S. Andersen, which I picked up on a whim in a second hand store for 25 cents a couple of years ago (partially because the cover, [which on my copy looks like THIS], looked so intriguing). In the book, the author talks about there being a Universal Creative Mind into which we can project our thoughts and wishes, and ultimately get back what we want (or need). I think this idea is similar to The Law of Attraction and what you would read about in The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (which I only got a few pages into before realizing the way it was written was not really my cup of tea).
So perhaps the better we are able to organize our wishes into speech, the stronger the power of the wish, and thus the more likely it would be granted. I think even if you don't believe in some metaphysical Universal Subconscious Creative Mind, this makes sense! It's one thing to "wish" a wish, and another to start putting words to it and vocalizing it. Once spoken, I think a wish can take on a life of its own and starts becoming more real. And maybe subconsciously you and the world around you will start conspiring to make it a reality...
I don't know, just something to think about! I really enjoyed Three Magic Words and thought it was beautifully written. I feel like even if you don't believe everything the author proposes, there's so much you can take away from the book. Perhaps I'll go pull it off the shelf again!
What do you guys think? Don't be shy! I'd love to hear your interpretations of the quote about the birth of speech and the granting of wishes, and perhaps a theory about the reverse: the birth of wishes and the granting of speech. Come on... a little philosophical musing is good for the soul!