|Artist Jimmy Talarico|
We want to stake so much of our lives or beliefs on absolute truths. But we don’t understand truth absolutely.
Think about an aspen tree. If never seen outside of summer, we would describe its leaves as green and would swear to death that was the truth of an aspen tree. But if observed any other time of year, we could describe the same leaves as a vibrant golden in autumn, or nonexistent if only seen in winter. All of these examples are truth about an aspen tree, but none of them are absolute. The truth of the aspen tree will always be limited by man’s perception of it. Funny how our perspective is the limit to our knowledge. It’s almost like we need the perspectives of others to give us a more complete understanding of truth. Like it requires relationships and empathy.
All things are influenced by some thing. The near-symmetry of nature. Consider a stalk of wheat. The seeds have a pattern and we want to rationalize that the pattern is symmetrical. This is how FL Wright would design, imposing symmetry on the near-symmetrical. But measure the seeds and we’ll most likely find that their distances apart all vary. This is due to the plants response to things that promote life or deplete life. Sun, water, nutrients, seasons... There are no closed systems and all things are influenced by some thing. Including me. And including you.
Jimmy & Melinda Talarico
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