The Diva's tenth weekly challenge: The Space Between. Yum.
If we can stop naming and defining and categorizing the things we see and hear, it's possible to find the space between things and words. I would liken this experience to watching a movie that has a rather complicated story line. I don't know about you all, but I get very antsy and overwhelmed when I can't gather all that is happening and all they are saying and what it all means so far. I feel like I will never understand what is happening with all that information coming at me. But once I get to the point where I don't care what's happening, (I actually just give up) is usually the point when I start to get it. The only way I can describe it is to say, I begin to feel the space between the words and actions that I have taken in. And the only way that 'feeling the space' happens for me, is if I just give up trying to figure it out. Sort of like opera -- I can't understand what the words are, but if I just quit trying, I can settle into the feeling of it.
Zentangle is like that... there is nothing to name (although if you want to, you could go there), no preconceived outcome of what is 'supposed' to be (although one could go there, too). Settling into the lines and then moving with the way the lines feel when I do them is a lot like watching a movie without thinking too much about what it's supposed to be. Now that's some fun.
Thank you, Laura!