Friday, September 9, 2011

In Memoriam



PHOTOGRAPHER'S JOURNAL: They tell me energy can be neither created nor destroyed, only transformed and that the whole is never greater than the sum of its parts. Is it bird that still burns in the desiccating bird? Do the old habits of organization linger in the dissipating heat or drift among dust motes? What does spirit weigh? What is the coefficient of conversion for wisdom passed from old to young, and what happens to those energies when the wisdom is garbled or lost?

2 comments:

Deborah Mends said...

I think there's some bird in the bird, otherwise Tim and I would not have been affected. Or maybe it's just a reminder of bird.

Ted Roth said...

One never knows, but I'm not counting on any bird being left in this old bird when I move on. On the other hand I think we all hope the coefficient of conversion is favorable to boost our meagre fund of wisdom or spirit or whatever it is, and that some part of it might linger.