September 30, 2007

View From Openness



I have a little children's book that I share with children who are struggling with challenging life events. The book is called Zoom, by Istvan Banyai. It is a book of only illustrations, beginning with the crown of a rooster's head, and slowly, page by page, zooming out, until the earth is seen in orbit, as a far away star. This has been a meaningful metaphor enabling an enlarged vision of existence holding us, each of us, in form and formlessness, from the smallest detail to a vision whose capacity exceeds the largest detail we know. Whose eyes see this? What is holding us in perfect balance, in warmth, with such care?

5 comments:

patti digh said...

I really love that book - many thanks for reminding me of it. It's time to see it again...

irving said...

Here is something similar, going from the milky way to the atom by the power of 10, it is really fascinating. Just watch.

http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/

irving said...

That URL didn't work, try getting there this way:

http://darvish.wordpress.com/2006/06/18/

Jon said...

There's something about contemplating infinity, that never ceases to amaze me and center me. Ever since I was a kid...

Thanks for helping other kids have that experience.

Meredith said...

Welcome Patti.

Thanks for the link, Irving. I am just amazed by that zooming in.

Hi dear Jon. We never grow too old to contemplate this, do we?