I’m on my way folks
With a horse’s head, with a bandaged foot
Stepping off my pedestal
While trees still give away their leaves
To the barren earth
Don’t think too much, land
Allow the dark cow to jump off and fly
The black and blue will disappear
I am not leaving the blog. This is just a reading of a passing mood as it presented itself in the drawing. You can read the drawing too, in your own way, and it will be true for you. It is fun.
Here are some of my interpretations of the poem’s lines:
Horse’s head – intuition
Bandaged foot – Still hurts
Trees giving away their leaves to the barren earth – Everything continues
Barren earth – not real
Don’t think too much – An advice to the people, made of earth
Allow the dark cow to jump up and fly – observe from beyond the thoughts, and the cows will fly
The black and blue will disappear – All wounds will heal.
In time – Only in time can anything heal. Where there is no time, there are no wounds.
I used to be a graphic designer and an illustrator. I became involved with the Chan Meditation Center and studied meditation and Buddhist knowledge with the late Master Sheng-yen from Taiwan. For twelve years I was in a process of deepening my meditation. I had many more experiences and insights and my life changed. After having illustrated more than 40 children’s books and writing two of them, I left this career too and went to New York University to study art therapy.