The connectedness of things

The painter Antoni Tapieson the connectedness of things:

“Take a look at the simplest of objects. Let’s take, for example, an old chair. It seems like nothing.

But think of the universe comprised within it: the sweaty hands cutting the wood that used to be a robust tree, full of energy, in the middle of a luxuriant forest by some high mountains. The loving work that built it, the joyful anticipation of the one who bought it, the tired bodies it has helped, the pains and the joys it must have endured, whether in fancy halls or in a humble dining room in your neighborhood.

Everything, everything shares life and has its importance! Even the most worn down of chair carries inside the initial force of the sap climbing from the earth, out there in the forest, and will still be useful the day when, broken into kindling, it burns in some fireplace.”

Source: The Game of Knowing How to Look from Complete Writings, Volume II: Collected Essays

From James Clear

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