The face of the water, in all its states, is as mysterious as a human face.
It reveals as much as it can hide.
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Our eyes see light patterns, and our minds see images.
Humanity's progress has been possible owing to our brain's abilities to interpret
realities similarly and communicate them efficiently.
Human evolution shapes our adaptive behaviours
in how we collectively can identify and communicate the accepted images of realities.
We also developed extensive iconography to communicate fictional realities
like our spiritual beliefs and the working frameworks of our societies.
It served us well when wide gaps in our understanding
of the world around us prevailed. Today, it is more a matter of individual choice.
Indeed, we accumulated enormous volumes of the reality interpretations in our culture.
Yet, confronted with the stretches of the Canadian wilderness,
I realized how purely equipped I was trying to understand what I saw.
With time and space laced together, the constant interactions of the living world
with the physical one gradually became the essential canvas of life’s understanding.
Life survives by carving out an orderly space of living conditions in the physical world, where the natural state of matter is a disorder.
What's available in our collective library of human wisdom doesn’t mean
it is commonly understood, practiced or accepted.
While our world is shrinking, so is its tolerance for misguided
individual and collective behaviours or its emotional perception and interpretation.
For decades I used to escape the urban world into one that offered to reprive into a different realm of reasoning. My personal recollections and thoughts from it transpired in my exhibition projects.
The visually narrated stories coming out of it might offer a pause for your reflections.
“To know and not to do is not to know.”
An old Chinese proverb.
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something,
when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”