That Pesky Impermanence


“WASH”, 2004, 20″ x 40″, m/m
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A week or so following the first really serious upheavals in my marriage

Which ended up being precursors to a divorce

I found a magazine on our dining table

Very purposefully opened to an article titled : IMPERMANENCE.

I just got angry and righteous

When I saw it

And was gleeful in my decision to not read the damned thing

And walk on…

“What does HE know about Buddhism, anyway?” I thought. (this particular article was about Buddhist beliefs).

Really, in hindsight, he was just trying to find a way through an experience just too horrible to conceive of: that there was an actual ending to something he imagined a ‘forever thing.’

Yeah.. this impermanence thing is really not fun. Really not.

But it HAS become interesting to me.

The fact that things can end and we don’t have to make any noise or drama about it.

Things just END sometimes.

That’s just the way of it.

We can add noise and good theater to it if we choose

But they are OUR additions to the play.

What got me thinking about this today is this.

So beautiful.

And it’s ephemerality (is that a word?)

Makes it so.

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One Response to “That Pesky Impermanence”

  1. Barry on March 30th, 2012

    I really enjoyed the sand art. Photography does negate some of it’s impermanence thankfully.

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