Friday, September 16, 2005

A Puzzle

comes in pieces . . .
an edge here,
a corner there . . .
of connection.

But the Meaning?

Still flat--
in the spaces

And Life?

Beyond the borders?
Or in
the layers
of the jumble
that persists . . .

Cherice Montgomery, August 15 - September 17, 2005

Of Understanding and Becoming

We are constantly creating our own realities, and what we know is the raw material for this creation. Through the recursive and reciprocal processes involved in drawing on that knowledge, it is transformed, becoming a tool (or a box of tools) that we use to carve out both a space and a place for ourselves in the world. As we take our experiences in those spaces and places back into ourselves, we are expanded, making it possible for us to make both space and place within ourselves to accommodate the world . . . In a very real sense, then, we become what we understand!