Monday, January 9, 2012
Echoes, Ripples and Reverberations
You know how you can hear something said a hundred times and then there is that one time, for no particular reason, you hear it differently and the words resonate in a new way? That happened some weeks back when I was doing the afternoon yoga session with my favorite yoga dvd. The point came where Jason said, just like he always does, "feel the echo of the back bends" and I suddenly had the revelation of "the echo" as a very powerful metaphor. Not pun intended, but the notion has been echoing in my mind ever since. I realized that there is a sort of echo to everything....especially if we think of echo in it's broadest sense. Objects send out the reverberations of their history and the hands that have touched them...all our actions ripple out interacting and intersecting with those waves emanating from the actions of those around us and even people across the globe. I think there is a sense in which we are absorbing the echoes of our earliest ancestors and those of other living things. All this gives me pause, as I continue thinking, musing and pondering about the next course, the next path....what makes sense, where and how do I feel most in sync with the world.