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Izumi's Diary Page 36     Monday 24 October 2011  
         
         
Life and Art Can Walk Together
         
     
 

Hello!

Here is a quick Izumi today to show you something I found that is interesting if you think about how life and art can go together. And sometimes they go together in a way that can surprise you.

When I was at the resting place of the ancestors I captured this photograph below, which I first showed to you in my Diary on page 28.

 
     
     
         
         
 
 
 
Portrait in Stone XXXIV
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/800 sec, f/11, 200 ISO, 140mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
     
 

It is above the resting place of Rose, who joined the ancestors in 1898.

Then the other day I was looking through the raw files of my café and other portrait photographs and I found this one of my friend Nhi, which I have not shown you before.

 
     
     
         
 
 
 
Nhi in Ao Dai I
 
 
Pentax K10D w 16-45mm, 180 sec, f/6.7, 100 ISO, 68mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
     
 

Perhaps it was waiting for me to see the connection between the two, but I was being slow. Having discovered one, I wondered if there were more.

There were. Here are some more likenesses that I found between Nhi today and Rose over one hundred years ago.

 
     
     
         
 
         
         
         
 
         
         
         
 
         
         
     
 

So now you can puzzle with me if Rose is perhaps Nhi's ancestral sister. Or can coincidences exist across different times of living? Or can one person have a present or future life and while in it they discover about the previous one?

I am pretty sure that the answers to those questions will not suddenly appear over a nice cup of tea. I have learnt some English words that I think can be used at such times - you say 'my mind is boggling'. I am not sure exactly what it means but the sound of it is right for what is in my head at this moment. In Japanese we would perhaps say 'kirikiri mai', which I think has the right sound for the feeling as well.

But I shall have a cup of tea anyway while I ponder over such things. Please join me.

Your slightly puzzled friend,

Izumi.

 
     
     
 
 
 
 
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