Tuesday, 26 November 2013

L'illumination du Roi sans Divertissement

The below piece is a follow up to the metaphor by Blaise Pascal: "A king without entertainment is a man full of miseries."



























This symbolic sentence was transposed by Jean Giono in his book of the same name which sees the king committing suicide to escape the misery of our earthly existence.
"Nothing is so intolerable to man as being in a full rest, without passions, without business, without entertainment, without applying. He then feels his nothingness, his abandonment, his failure, his addiction, his helplessness, his emptiness. Incontinent from the depths of his soul: boredom, darkness, sadness, grief, vexation, despair. "
Don inspired us greatly with his concept to grant the king the optimistic opportunity to live a second happier chapter to this metaphor of existential boredom.

The piece sees us represent the 'blast" as the borders between man, nature and the universe are abolished. The ego of the King dissolves into the beauty and energies of the cosmos:  he awakens. His fears of death and emptiness are erased in the world's spirit. 
    Ma tête porte
    L'être des étoiles
    Ma poitrine abrite
    La vie des planètes
    Mon corps puise son être
    Dans l'être des éléments
    Tout cela je le suis.

    Rudolf Steiner

Huge thanks to Don for providing us with this spectacularly inspiring concept.