I've had an interesting few days. The found scrappy stuff I got (post below) was heavier than I anticipated and when I opened my hatchback and hauled one of those rolls of rubber/steel out my back decided to go out as well. It's that low low back outage, the kind that makes you unable to straighten up once you've been laying or sitting for more than a few minutes. The kind that makes your leg and foot feel like water rushing and your kidneys hurt and everything feels damaged.
The only thing I know to do after years of dealing with screwed up backs and necks and arms, is to rest, eat more protein and go for slow walks. Were I still 'wealthy' or a massage therapist I would go get body work done but since that aint the case I just slow down and be with it. Yesterday I went on a long slow walk in Stowe and saw this sculpture. Normally I don't pay much attention to art (strange isn't it?) but this time I was in 'in the now' mode. I took a bunch of pictures at different angles with the shitty little camera I brought just to play with. What I like about this is the deep appreciation I now have for all those little random parts that make up the whole. And this morning I couldn't sleep and the first thought was, 'how the hell did they actually put this together?'. It amazes me it is so ROUND. This is the first sculpture I've ever seen that made me wish I could buy it. I'm not keen on that rock but otherwise it is fascinating, especially when you lay down and look up through it at the sky.