Tuesday, November 20, 2007

adam


This is the kind of image that makes me think of TJMaxx. A tired image. Overused and homogenized. And ironically, these words describe Adam in this premortal gloria: he is pretty, but immovable. Weak and waiting. Lacking a spark. All he can do is lift a finger. But seen as a piece of art (or a piece of a piece of art), apart from the vases and logos and t-shirts that have been made from it, The Creation of Adam is a stroke of genius. A stroke like the touch that is about to enliven Adam. God, flowing and determined, is about to touch him: le moment heureux. We are holding our breath. And, if you double-click (a word Michelangelo would have loved), you'll see Eve, the most eager spectator, daring Adam to respond to the challenge. I want more of these electric moments! Preferably, moments where God, a man and a woman are involved!

7 Comments:

Blogger Gaetan said...

Who doesn't want these moments?!
Isn't God always involved? Whether we see or not "his" involvement.
The challenge is always there, from the moment our eyes open in the morning until the moment we close them in the evening. Isn't the challenge about how far we are willing to go down the path of the unknow and what are we willing to give up along the way?

November 21, 2007 at 5:31 AM  
Blogger mimi said...

yes, Gaëtan, you are right as usual - except when you don't want to give up the electric moments before marriage!

November 21, 2007 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Gaetan said...

That is one interpretation of the painting !
Well the "electric moments" are the colour in the painting.
But you have a point!
Oh and what are you giving up?!

November 21, 2007 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger mimi said...

: ) : ) : ) sweetest Gaëtan, i : ) : ) i was WILLING to give up being understood! and sitting in church next to my husband! and being loved in part because of my faith : ) you see? all that! : ) : )

November 21, 2007 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger Gaetan said...

oh...

November 22, 2007 at 1:41 AM  
Blogger mimi said...

And some words from Corey! :

Love.

Love being God, and love the sparks Adam to life. The flow of energy.

Adam doesn't know what he is missing... that is why he seems lifeless and can barely hold up a finger.
Eve seems to know, intuitively? or is it because she has loved Adam, her other self and longs for wholness?

Yes we all long for these moments, Courage! To those who dare to hold out their heart and cry out yes !

Corey

November 24, 2007 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger Gaetan said...

um, hello!
um, could you please do another post!
I am SOOOOOOOO looking foward to your new work blog and web page...!

December 5, 2007 at 6:26 AM  

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