The Point- Kim Hutchinson

 

“The grass enjoyed it when the wind blew.”

~Agnes Martin

 

shespentherlifepaintinglinesanddotspointseverydayalonglineoflinesoncanvasand

paperthesamehandmadelinesoverandoverwithdifferenttonesandtexturesand

shadingsmomentsofperfectinsightrepresentedbyimperfectionpaintingpaintinga

clearsimplelanguagethebinarycodeofwhatsomepeoplecallgodfindingzenintheold

jokeaboutthechickencrossingtheroadseeingthemiracleofexistenceinthemomentswe

recognizebeautywhenweglimpseperfectionfollowingthewayoftheartistsurrender

paintingwithherbacktotheworldtohearthemusicofprairiewindsthemorsecodeofthe

universeandseekinganuntroubledmindsurethatnosufferingisunnecessarythatitis

neededforfreedomfromsufferingacceptingherburdenthroughanonymityand

rediscoveryinoldageunderstandingthatwedon’tknowhowtobehumblebuttrying

anywaytryingtorememberwhoshewasbeforeshewasbornremindingusagainand

againofthepointthatnopointexistsintheworldthatthefutureisablankpageandinher

longlineofdayseachthesamewithdifferentshadingsandtexturessheshowedusthat

beautyisanawarenessinthemindthattrustabsolutetrustisapreciousgiftandthatwhen

youreyesareopenyouseebeautyinanything

 

A writer and filmmaker, a former Detroiter, and an AmeriCanadian living on the border. Her fiction has appeared in online journals, and her non-fiction has played on television and radio and has been featured in print. Kim’s short films have been in international distribution and played at film festivals in the US and Canada. Her best writing experience ever was studying with Alistair MacLeod. Her second best has been fictionaut.


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