Happy Holidays, health and prosperity and love in the new year.
|"On Saturdays we took our bath."|
Part 2, Chapter 5 of Insectual
The Chalet (page 130)
|"Journey on a Lilipad, (c) 1990"|
|"Do I lead you up the Garden Path?"|
Part 2, Chapter 3 of Insectual
Do I lead you up the Garden Path (page 126)
The doctor is carrying many books. The titles are not visible, but might read like “Personal History”, “History of the Ancestors”, “The Relationship Trap”, “Buried Talents” and “Awakening in the 21st Century”.
The hill is steep. She is picking up the books that the doctor drops to the ground. The job is arduous, but she is the collector of information. The more she advances in therapy, the more inner knowledge she is gaining. In therapy, the mind is an archaeological site and if she persists she might find buried surprises: Pleasurable ones? Not so pleasurable ones?? She cannot allow herself to be afraid. Beauty, represented by the flowers, is surrounding her.
"Walk to school is long and tiring."
Part 2, Chapter 2 of Insectual
March to School, (page 123)
“Blah”, I thought, “skip it. There is nothing to say about this image.” But my mind did not agree. And off I went on a spiralling journey. What does this path remind me off? A ribbon, a river, intestines, a snake, a thread, an umbilical cord, a link between heaven and earth. The end of a note. I felt music stretch like this path through my nightly home.
"He has become redundant"
Part 2, chapter 1 of Insectual
Being a Doll
He lost his home, but an impression is left, see the empty space where his home was standing. She grabbed the home, put it into her lap, as if it was one of her babies. The house was hers now.
|''Perhaps I can distract him.''|
|Towards a better world. |
Mandala in the forest, 16 x 20" (41 x 51 cm) (c) Barbara Sala
Horse, rabbits, cat and lion
At the feet of Mother Earth.
Hermit at the riverbank
Shedding light on crystal ball
Dangling from an angel's hand.
Boat of fishermen,
Damaged by a fallen tree,
Now is carried by loving dolphin
Over the water.
Filled with flowers is this forest:
Happy days with health and kindness
Are the wishes for this year. (B. Sala)
"Show no Fear."
Part 1, Chapter 25
Hostages in a friendly land (page 107 of 250)
You, who do not know the story, in seeing this picture what do you see? Perhaps that Maya is a "being of light" who walks through a row of ghostlike soldiers. She has made herself invisible to the human eye and at the same time she made her enemy invisible as well.
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Testicles big as Light Bulbs.
Part 1, Chapter 23
Inside the Hospital (page 102)
I do not see any symbolism in this drawing, but stark reality. I made the sketch from a photo that I took in 1966 when I visited this village. The people let me take pictures, even invited me to take them. Understandably they were desperate and hungry. The U.N. Team distributed milk and other foods.
"Not many babies are travelling these days."
Part 1, Chapter 21, page 96
Curiously, the soldiers are inspecting the baby on the tarmac of the Kindu airport. That is history. But in my symbolic world, these soldiers or warriors are saluting the inner child, our creative energy, our inner fountain of love. I am giving to each warrior a name like sorrow, pain, jealousy, envy, vanity, guilt, hate, regrets, righteousness. They are surrounding the baby. They want to be touched by its love in order to be healed, since they are hurting. The warriors are the negative aspects that arise in us and are parts of our psyche that want to be made whole.