Happiness infused in Venice, envisioned in Panorama
Panorama of bright primaries
I imagined A Venice Panorama.
I was sitting in my living room watching the panoramic view of Venice, contemplating my sterile day…the view and the pattern of my thoughts seemed to match. I was outlined with solid strong black lines, my appearance was two-dimensional but my being was vaster than ever. While watching through the window it faded away and I felt united with Venice, nothing separated me and her anymore. My being became a panorama of bright primary colors…
Dancing Venice minds of beauty
The maid came in the room and intended to ask: “Would you like some coffee, sir?”, and I immediately read his thoughts. I waited for him to ask the already known question while I observed his beautiful two-dimensional physique – the view of Venice was reflected from his being, and I knew that he was one with Venice too, that he was in peace like me. I realized that he knew that I had read his thoughts… When I perceived this truth our thoughts interlinked into a soothing Yellow panoramic spectacle and we danced in mind… none of us was superior than the other, none of us had nothing at all to prove or chase, none of us had nothing to grasp or loose…
The coffee was steaming on the table and the fumes created a smooth and soft distortion of the panoramic view of Venice I was witnessing through the windows…when gradually they washed away all boundaries between the living room and Venice…the canal was kissing the living room floor and I got up and went to dip my feet in it. The waters were thin as paper and my legs pierced through it and dissolved on the other side… I felt no fear but rather sheer enjoyment of airy lightness.
Venice sounds tingle my ears
Venice was still yet vibrant, everything was alive to the fullest extent yet no noise was heard, but rather a soothing humming-like sound that tingled the ears and caused me to burst in joyful laughter whenever I switched my attention to it. It was all so complete, it was a vision of happiness, it was a Venice Panorama. It still is.
Decaying Venice, Vanishing Panorama
Without a doubt, Venice is one of the wonders of the world. Such immense charm is condensed into the architecture, atmosphere and presence of Venice, that at points it could almost be unreal. However, Venice like every other place, thing or one in the world is a relative phenomenon subject to the corrosive forces of time and space, subject to decay.
Now, although some of us might be able to see beauty and perfection even in states of decay and destruction (I am one of them), most of us are not. Regardless, there is an inherent, intrinsic and essential flaw in the cohesiveness of beauty which is mortal and mundane.
Venice Sublime, A panoramic view
During one of my daily sitting of Vipassana meditation recently (specifically, on the evening of the 26th of October 2009), I had a vision of Venice. Venice which is not subject to mortality. A mysterious charm which is not tinged by death. The Venice Panorama vision soon came to life, when all artistic elements have gained perfect cohesiveness.
I imagined myself sitting in such scenery, beyond the rules of nature, above the pain of mundane, immune to the ugliness of decay, surpassing the imperfections of pollution and filth, transcending my own humaneness and the boundaries restricted by time… I imagined myself where one could only be as an angel on earth… Wouldn’t you want to be in a place like that?