Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Birds&Bodies is a weird narrative about an abusive relationship between soul and body. After too much abuse, soul (from here on out known as 'The Glow') flees from the descent of body via a sneeze.
At the instant of escape, The Glow becomes a Dove.
Thus beginning the first part of this book- "Book of Soul"
Glow sets out on a search for meaning, to understand why Body had become so negligent. Yet, the Glow quickly realizes that it's hard to search for something when you have no idea what it is. The Glow soon understands it needs body for this search. For, without eachother, both shall wander aimless and unsatisfied.
It picks up with 'Book of Body' as Body wanders in a similar search. Feeling abandoned by God, man, and the Glow--Body abuses itself with drugs and self-defeating measures. Still, Body searches.
In the physical conception of the book, I mixed all of the pages up. Although they remain numbered, reading from front to back isn't in order. Several pages are up-side-down (In fact, the whole book of body is).
'Mindfully Mixed-up' is the idea; a metaphor for the subject matter within:
A search for something you don't understand, until you've reached the end.