Let me preface this post to say that I was not a child that grew up with ‘technology’….I was pulled, kicking and screaming ( well, not quite, but I was quietly unwilling) to the internet. My sister used to drag me to the mall, just to try and see if she could get me ‘online’…and I refused. A refusnik. I didnt know how to type, and was not interested in something I thought was for engineering geeks like my friend M. Yet, I am a lifelong reader, an information junkie, a person who loves to write, a completely visual soul….
Fast forward a few years later, I found myself making jewelry again,after something of a hiatus…the world had changed. Dramatically. For artists, the gallery system was/is in a bit of a revolution. No longer was it necessary to knock on doors, requesting entry…I could represent MYSELF…like I said, a revolution. To join though, one needed a website. To promote one’s website, one needs ancillary tools. A blog. Flickr. Facebook. Twitter.
There are still frontiers where I cannot go. I draw the line. Things that reduce communication to a quip still cannot easily capture my interest or attention….and yet, this tool, this online world has brought a gallery of riches I could not even begin to envision. Had I known what was waiting out here for me, I never would have delayed…would’ve jumped right in, right on….
What I have learned is that beneath the surface of anything there is always something more…perhaps it is exactly what you expected to find, only amplified…perhaps it is a complete surprise…
What I have discovered is that there is a distillation that happens here…almost as if by stripping away the indicators….age, geography, income, health, spirtual inclination…the corporeal and concrete ‘stuff’
We can, if we are open to it, and honest with ourselves, connect here, and
experience a meeting of the heart and mind,
existing in this space,and perhaps beyond it,
resonating in ways that might not have ever been dreamt up by the universe even 10 years ago…
but then again, perhaps it has…my friend C., who is Laguna Pueblo, said that her people believe that one day we will all be one tribe. They are pretty progressive people…they believe that the internet has created this. And the prophecy was made…hundreds of years ago…
One heart connection has been made with Michelle, of The Pas, Manitoba
Silver artistry, spiritual readings,gemstone lore, philosopher, mother, wife, friend and more..
A beautiful tourmaline, wrapped specially for me!…( and the thumb ring looks famliar too! 🙂
a gift….in so many more ways than meets the eye……
thank you Michelle,
and thank you all, for sharing yourselves with me