Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sigil





When I look at the picture, I see a circle. A hastily drawn ellipse using a paintbrush and a black ink. One look and you can spot the imperfections. The arc distorts as the curve approaches the base, its roundness broken by a small gap at the bottom. While our eyes are trained to see enclosed round objects, this one is open for anything to fill the hollow center.




Orbiter




The enlightened ones have a name for this - enso - the circle of enlightenment. Followers of zen philosophy see the circle as a vast space that lacks nothing and nothing in excess. It alludes to the beginning and end of things and the continuity of life and existence.

Enso means so many things to different people. I may not be a Buddhist, much less, a zen believer but the broken circle has this sublimity that instantly caught my attention. Using Microsoft Paint to create the blue strokes at the center, I found meaning in my own enso. It has become something only I could truly appreciate.  

I will leave the interpretation to others in hopes that they too may find epiphany. What I saw as I contemplate for its meaning are worlds, man-made cosmic objects and even daybreak moments. Meanwhile, the pictograph will become my favicon. It is to remind myself of everything this personal space stands for and why this place should never be neglected.

Even when at times it seem the increasingly longer dry spells leave me wordless.





9 comments:

Lady Datu said...

I see a tit. :-w

the green breaker said...

To me, your leaving the circle open means letting something in, or maybe, out.

Xian Garvida said...

parang crater ng volcano na malapit ng sumabog!

Kiks said...

lols@Lady Datu.

if Mugen was journeying, binasag mo sya. :-)

Nate said...

@sir mugen: lalim.. whew! *drowns*

Sean said...

i think the circumpunct is a symbol that is also used to represent the sun. hoping for your continued enlightenment in your journey. and that you continue sharing your stories with us.

Pepe said...

hala! looking at the image alone and without reading the text, the first thing i see (the black circle) is a person in full 360 bend, hands outstretch trying to reach the feet. everything white is part of him.

the only space available is the blue portion, which represents a glimpse of the sky. it is like taking a photoshoot of an open hole, taking it from the rear to see the sky at the other end.

very nice!

pero parang cute yong navisualize ni Lady Datu. lol

^travis said...

for me it's the "eye" that enchants and penetrates deep...

Clarence said...

parekoy, alam mong freudian ako, so alam mo na unang pumasok sa isip ko lolz