Yesterday I managed to make it to the Frye Museum to feed the Muse- and myself because I did manage to score a lavender flavored cupcake and a Ginger Beer on the way- but as luck would have it they were between exhibits so there wasn’t a lot to see- happy day for me regardless… one of my favorite paintings was there so I visited that for awhile:
I did check out a few more paintings and then I hit the gift shop- and there on the table was this little blue book in a neat little pile of other little blue books surrounded by other books in stacks and holiday cards and I think some postcards.
The cover was simple and uncomplicated
It had a silver acorn in the middle and it was by Yoko Ono.
I watched my friend pick it up and leaf through it, and a few more people did the same after her. So when there was a clear spot, I went to the table and picked up the book and opened it.
WATCH PIECE VI
Imagine water coming down a dry riverbed
I saw myself standing in a dry riverbed… I saw the water before I heard it. As it raced towards me the I watched the water push pebbles and rocks ahead of it as it crashed down towards me. I Could smell the dust, hear the parched earth crackle and hiss…
I closed the book and held that image in my mind for a moment.
Then I read a few more pages and these ideas for stories just flooded into my head.
It took my breath away.
So here was this simple looking book written by a woman I had only ever viewed in one way ( and it wasn’t bad, I like her -she’s has a quiet dignity about her, but I saw her as the other half of John Lennon.) and I open this book to a page read a few words and a story starts to write itself in my head.
My friend Heather Blakey has several GUIDED IMAGERY PROMPTS that I would suggest trying out at the her site the Soul Food Cafe.
In addition I would suggest picking up a copy of Acorn by Yoko Ono. It is truly inspirational.
4 thoughts on “The Dry Riverbed”
I loved this A.M. It sounds like an absolutely wonderful day! And Yoko Ono’s book looks amazing!
Please give it a read Heather, it’s wondeful, you’ll love it.
This is one of the best descriptions of an artist’s epiphany that I have ever read. Your Muse must be quite satiated right now.
To the gills!