|Tree of Life, Gustav Klimt (1909)|
“There is in all visible things…a hidden wholeness.”
God romps through The Family Tree of Art
infinitely more often than we who
are yet visible, who work through Branches
of it to create and then deconstruct forms
looking for what plays in-through-around-at—
beyond our nature deep in Nature’s Tree.
To make, unmake, reform ever over
makes us (like changing seasons) synced with truth.
Unknowingly, we are exactly what
we seek—a perfect form revealing what
we want to own and never can because
we’re only part of The Family Tree.
Do you see me as imperfectly as
I see you (and all Nature too)? Our hope
lies in relationship of each to each—
not separate and lonely artistry
but connected and symbiotic, or
else only dead meat left of amputees.
But God plays through each part of the famed Tree
of Art, inviting us to join with hints
and whiffs in the imitations we make—
our music curls our inner ear and still
arts train our eyes, while skin—our largest sense-
u-all organ—is always on! How Brilliant!
Perpetual motion creates the glow
the Tree gives off—innumerable counts
of luminosity as if on fire.
And so, look up! Ascend to Tree Tip Top.
Tune in with Sun and Stars for a glanceat how Earth’s Nature looks within God’s Dance.
Copyright © 2015 S.L.Chast