Thanks for that. Explains your journey. Very Eastern. And it's great when one has ideas to work from. A personal Art Paradigm allows for one to run free while always being able to come back to that for new variations to explore. It's very fertile.
Originally Posted by chinapete
I believe a song lyric line sticks in my mind for precisely the same reason. It popped out of a song that was good so far as it goes but not the kind that would expand one's consciousness. This line does, despite the story telling aspect to Me and Bobby McGee by Kris Kristopherson:
". . . Looking back and longing for the freedom of my chains. . ."
Has context in the song, but it's the mark of a deep thinker to have thought of a relationship thus. And I quote it here because one could easily take it out of that song and apply it to the kind of thing of which you speak. It was written when the culture and philosophies of the East really broke big like a cultural wave on the Western scene back in the 60s. Wasn't the first time, certainly, that the East has been a huge influence on Western artists. But it was when I was living, so it meant something to me.
Bartender, fix me a moon river. . .in a TIFFANY GLASS!!!!!!!