I have just realized that I was so overwhelmed by the experience of this trip that I have been unable to move the project along since I got back to London. Every time I’ve sat down to write or look through the photographs, my little collection of brain cells have instantaneously created a sense of a sharp short-circuit, resulting in an immediate demand for a break!
Anyway, somewhere amongst the jumbled and chaotically tangled feelings and thoughts, that seem to have caused my state of overwhelm, I stumbled upon the word “current”, – and having reflected on the various meanings of “current” and how those occur to me, I do feel a bit better!
I set of on the trip, exploring the differences between the notions of for example; migrate and settle, moving and staying and motion and still. But what I kept finding were similarities and parallels.
The way I perceive the overall experience of the physical part of my “round-trip-home”, which was particularly apparent during the sailing part of it, was the extraordinary “sameness” of being still in one moment or place and the constant, relentless movement of everything! I found myself on a course across the Atlantic Ocean, from Iceland to Britain, moved by this unstoppable flow of water and air and all I could do was to stay still, – well physically still enough not to fall out of the boat at least! And this was the same/went on for days!
So as the word current means both now and/or present and flow and/or course, – and one can be present within the course of one’s life, one must be able to BE CURRENT IN A CURRENT, – or STAY CURRENT WITHIN THE CURRENT
Well, this is probably taking a considerable artistic liberty on linguistics, but as English is not my first language I will uphold my freedom to explore in the name of ………… exploration!
There has got to be an artwork in there somewhere!
I need a break!!!