I had the privilege this weekend to go to an independent film festival and see the movie, Samsara. Samsara, according to the storyline was filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film…Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. In so many ways the film was extravagantly beautiful, and in other ways so difficult and disturbing. At one point when I saw the vastness of the waters of the earth and saw it in relationship to the “control of the earth that I think I/we have”, we are but nothing. At the same time, this poem came to my mind and I realized that even being one drop in the vastness of all the waters of the earth, I am known, I am – what a powerful juxtaposition. We are but nothing and everything all at the same time. Wow!
I highly recommend seeing Samsara, if you are able. Amazing!
I realize from the art of poetry side of things, this is not a true haiga…the illustration is too similar to the haiku, but when I began to dabble, I saw the illustration that I created as powerfully what I wanted to say, and so I let it be. As I continue to learn and grow…you are invited along…