He Did Not Like It

He was quite clear. “I don’t get it. It doesn’t do anything for me. I don’t see anything in it.”

“It’s too broken up. It’s too fractured.”
Have I become too obscure?
Don’t you see the door in the middle? You can open it and go in. Perhaps, if you go inside you will see the tree. You are already on the path. Here, turn around and let me show you.

Relax a little and slide into it. It is a Wonderland tree in an abstract landscape. I am very familiar with Wonderland. I’ve been there many times.

What do you see now?

How to look at an abstraction, anyway? What is the essence? What does it mean? Reality seen from a different perspective, substance striped away, only an impression left, one angle or another, no rules. A delightful place to play.

Maybe it needs a bird.

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