I have supposed the Human being to be capable of various physical states, with varying degrees of consciousness:
(a) the ordinary state, with no consciousness of the presence of Fairies;
(b) the “eerie” state, in which, while conscious of actual surroundings, he is also conscious of the presence of Fairies;
(c) a form of trance, in which, while unconscious of actual surroundings, and apparently asleep, he (i.e. his immaterial essence) migrates to other scenes, in the actual world, or in Fairyland, and is conscious of the presence of Fairies.
Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno Concluded.
The Complete Illustrated Works of Lewis Carroll (London: Chancellor, 1982), p. 441.
As you may know, Wonderland is not a place you can find easily in Google maps, right? ;)
I'm afraid the only way to go there is following my steps, as I'm the one who knows the path.
It happens to me that once I am there, it is very difficult to get out of that mysterious place, as it's a so fascinating feeling to be there... And so scary too, sometimes... But maybe it's also because of the fog. I don't know why, but in the last times it's always foggy in W...
Sometimes, when I feel angry, or sad, or simply confused about... everything, I like to go back to one of my dearest places there; let me tell you...
There is an old sculpture, in the middle of a vast prairie. It depicts a couple of hands, touching eachother in a loving way. One hand is emerging from the Earth and the other one it comes from Heaven. Yes, my friend, Heaven. Honestly, I have never seen the end of that hand in my life, as when I look up, I can see it gets lost inside the dense fog.
It seems that nobody cares about that so beautiful piece of art. The wild vegetation is eating the sculpture. It's painted in white, as you can see in some of its parts, but it's mostly rusty and mossy, and full of clover. And if you pay attention, you can see it's broken in one of its sides, as the wild vegetation is pulling it outside the original structure. I still wonder how can it remain standing, like this.
Love is... (detail)
But I like better that way ;)
The grass is pretty wild there, it reaches your knees easily. And in Spring and Summer it's full of blossoming and colorful flowers.
And the best thing: if you are patient, sometimes you can see a complete rainbow. A rainbow!!! It's crazy, isn't it? Despite the dense fog, I don't know why, but it happens...
The old sculpture is called "Love is...", as you can read in a rusty broken plaque, near its base.
There is also a naive poem written in the old plaque. This is the poem.
Love is not a piece of Heaven in Earth,
but the whole Heaven and the whole Earth
kissing each other, forever
Love is not a colorful rainbow,
but also the non visible light spectrum
as Love cannot be seen, or touched, but felt
Love is (not only) in the air
but also filling the empty space among its molecules;
Love is quantum physics, you know
Love is the gaps between the lines, and also the lines themselves
but you don’t have to be able to read
to understand what I mean, right?
Love is not the green grass chasing God
as God is the green grass itself
and God is Love, as The Beatles said
Love is an inspiring blue bird embracing the skies
So open your wings, my little bird
Fall in Love!!!
So it gave me a clue about what Real Love is. I felt some relief after reading the poem. And gratitude. And I sat down just to watch the poppies in the wild grass, the daisies, the beautiful sculpture ant the magical rainbow. And then it started to sound this beautiful praying. I didn't knew where it came from. I didn't care, actually. It matched perfectly with the moment.
Jesus. The Velvet Underground (The Velvet Underground, 1969)
The beautiful idea of the two complementary hands is not mine, but my brother Fran. He is a gifted and talented artist whom I admire. Just a few strokes with a pilot pen and, voilá! That's not easy. I can tell you.
I have this beautiful drawing near the header of my bed. So maybe it's always the last image I see, before falling asleep. It is very inspiring, isn't it?
You can appreciate his art better by visiting his web. You will be surprised by the rainbow of his resources and the unexpected ideas.
I am specially happy this time because it's my very first work in Blender using Ivy generator, an addon for creating and grow ivy plants over poly meshes. Really helpful. So thank you developers! as usual ;)
And it's also my first rainbow. I LOVE rainbows!!! But I had never created one in Blender, so I looked for a tutorial and I found this. I reccommend it. Really helpful again. So thank you, Dale!!!
CG Cowboy. Realistic rainbow in Blender. Tutorial.
And thank you Marta, my supporting and beloved friend, for your corrections of my English original version of the poem. You are sunshine!!!