On Escher... - evergreencoastimages


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Escher presents us with many worlds, and yet one world, in which reality is a reflection of itself. One cannot escape the mirror. Move here and about, hither and yon, as far away or as nearby as you wish, but the mirror persists. It is a part of you. It is you. It reflects you back to yourself. As a common moving picture theme puts it, “Resistance is futile”. It is the final arbiter. It is your judgment day, which persists every day, day in and day out. The time of reckoning as spoken of in the texts of old is not in some distant unknowable future. It is now, present and within you, every moment of your life.

The stairway ascending into itself. The waterfall dropping into its source. The circle, the spiral, the swirl of life, with its endless, repeating patterns, which yet of themselves morph into those patterns which are ever greater, ever more expansive, take you from each ending, only to be planted in a new beginning.