It is necessary not to be ‘myself ’, still less to be ‘ourselves’.
The city gives us the feeling of being at home.
We must take the feeling of being at home into exile.
We must be rooted in the absence of a place.
To uproot oneself socially and vegetatively.
To exile oneself from every earthly country.
To do all that to others, from the outside, is a substitute for decreation. It results in unreality.
But by uprooting oneself one seeks greater reality.
- Gravity and Grace, Simone Weil
The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together,
and a little child will lead them.
The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
The infant will play near the cobra’s den,
and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
Work in progress, stills from my research: Relax digital project
Commissioned by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital / Supported by the Wylie Veterinary Centre
My proposal is to show the animals in the waiting room in a Veterinary hospital to the people waiting in the human hospital. While doing research in both areas, I found the simple principle: there is no patient being alone in the veterinary waiting room. Animals should be there with somebody who keeps speaking, touching or giving the undivided attention.
What we need in the waiting areas at the hospital is essentially you.
So, I look up at the sky, rainbows, then I see heaven open.
I believe they are in...
"Look! God's dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them [...] He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."(Revelation 21:3-4)