May 2024

May 2024

what beauty will save the world?
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot

 

editorial

 

  r e n c h a n t d   nervous system

 

entangled in old, obsolete forms

a heavy, charged, opaque, frozen fabric
a heavy, suffocating feeling

 

the origine
roots
the past
places, people

© Imgur

 

the links forged
family, friends, intimate relationships
loyalty, guilt

  © galactic parent

 

la filiation
attachments, projections
identifications and rejections
morality, religion, spirituality
the implicit

  © Erick Oh

 

the couple, the flatmates, the tribe, the family
being, living together?

 © Malika Favre

 

making a commitment
formalising, stabilising ties

union? marriage?
how? what forms?
what’s agreed and what’s not
to have a child or not?

  © www.klaas.be

 

generations
ascendants, descendants
growth and decline
death and dying
rebirth

    © Photofunky

 

 

all so muddled and confused

 

an urgent need to reinvigorate the fabric, a necessity!
to reactivate it, to recirculate the sap, to make it more fluid

a return to Life!

 

give it some slack
a relaxation, an abandonment, a laissez-faire that revives anaesthetised, necrotic, forgotten tissues

electroshock!
our nervous system suddenly reconnected to everything
a dazzling activation that brings us back to Life

 

  © Jean Mallard

 

in the background: the presence of beauty

 

it’s everywhere
fresh, ephemeral, timeless

it gives space, scope, air
it reconnects with the simple, the obvious
it settles, rests and provides a foundation

 

Arvo Pärt, Lamentate solitudine-stato d’animo

 

its power of attraction lifts the veil

Life is there, vibrant !

 

© Jean Mallard