Part 1 – An old book rises from the archives
OK. So a week before Christmas, I checked out a book from my university’s library — one I had a requested from another university. The book was the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius’.
Much to my surprise, I had inadvertantly requested (and received) an 1887 publication of the book. Yes, 1887! This book looked like it had been cursed. In fact, my 4 year old daughter Cora warned me, upon seeing the book on my nightstand, that the book looked like an old potion book — just like the Grandma’s cursed recipe book in an Amazon Original tv show she enjoys watching.
Part 2 – The book
Part 3 – A reflecting moment
For the past month, I’ve been slowly (very slowly – especialy so that I don’t destroy the crumbling pages… and binding) reading through Aurelius’ meditations.
I don’t want to sweep 2016 under the rug and, for some reason, I sense that I might gain some insight from this man who live a thousand+ years ago.
I’ve been creating more visual responses to my thoughts and emotions on here lately. Hopefully, these endeavors aren’t too over-used, but here is another attempt to interact with words and images.
These images (below) are Marcus’ words, but I have taken some creative license with how they’re arranged. Just check out Book II from his Meditations for the chronological version.
Part 3 – Honoring the divine within
[Interior – because retreating within to search, reflect, and see may be the only way to grow from my past.]