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RETURNING THE RADIANT GAZE:

Visual Art and Embodiment in a World of Subjectivity

©Beth Carruthers 2003

 
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There is a place on earth
where stillness and motion meet

where a pool of water
or the petal from a single stem

catches the eye


expressing through its rarified
being-in-time


perfection


and the seeing of this apprehension seeks
not to impede nor master


this moment


allowing it instead to be
where it ought most to be--


this reverential care


this fragile power
shared


this delicate
body-in–the-mind


this two way mirror where the seen
looks back


mysteriously


acknowledging
in mutual respect


this radiance of the gaze

       
     

Nelson Gray

GIFTED - for Beth Carruthers, 2000

       
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