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DO YOU SEE THE RABBIT? RITA G. PATEL

Copyright Š2014 Rita G. Patel Contact: ritagpatel@gmail.com All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrival system or transmitted by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from copyright holder.


CREATIVE FANTASY, BECAUSE IT IS MAINLY TRYING TO DO SOMETHING ELSE...MAY OPEN YOUR HOARD AND LET ALL THE LOCKED THINGS FLY AWAY LIKE CAGE-BIRDS. - J. R. R. TOLKIEN

MOST PEOPLE ARE ENDURING A MARGINALIZED ISOLATION. ONE OF THE GREAT OBSTACLES TO MODERN FRIENDSHIPS IS THE ‘RELIGION OF RUSH.’ PEOPLE ARE RUSHING ALL THE TIME THROUGH TIME. FRIENDSHIP TAKES TIME. - JOHN O’DONOHUE

POSSIBILITY IS THE SECRET HEART OF TIME. ON ITS OUTER SURFACE TIME IS VULNERABLE TO TRANSIENCE.

IN ITS DEEPER HEART, TIME IS TRANSFIGURATION. - JOHN O’DONOHUE


“DO YOU SEE THE RABBIT?” IS A SERIES OF COLLAGES INSPIRED BY THE RABBIT IN ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND BY LEWIS CARROLL AS WELL AS THE GENERAL FANTASTICAL AND DREAMLIKE MOOD OF THE WHOLE STORY. THE WHITE RABBIT ENTERS IN THE BEGINNING OF THE STORY AND IS MUTTERING “OH DEAR! OH DEAR! I SHALL BE TOO LATE!” THE RABBIT SEEMS ODDLY PLACED IN THIS STORY AS HE IS RUSHING AROUND.

HIS BEHAVIOR BRINGS TO MY MIND OUR RELATIONSHIP TO CLOCKTIME. I OFTEN WONDER ABOUT THE IDEA OF TIME AND HOW THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT IT INFLUENCES HOW WE ARE AND WHO WE BECOME.

FOR A WHILE, I WAS ONLY SKIMMING THE SURFACE OF TIME AND THEN ONE DAY, I STOPPED AND BEGAN CREATING THESE COLLAGES. I FOUND THE GROUND, LANDED DEEP INTO A MOMENT, AND NEW POSSIBILITIES UNFOLDED. THE RABBIT ALSO PAUSED AND BECAME PART OF THE ART. THIS COLLECTION OF MY ART, COLLAGES AND POETRY IS AN INVITATION. MY WISH IS THAT YOU ENJOY THE TIME YOU SPEND HERE. PERHAPS YOU MAY ALSO EXPERIENCE THIS TIME DIFFERENTLY THAN WHEN RUSHING AROUND TO GET THINGS DONE. AND, YOU MAY EVEN SEE MORE THAN ONE RABBIT... ENJOY, RITA PATEL


Time Time isis now, now


later, then,


yesterday, before, after,


and nowhere, not now


in every moment.


To be aware


but not focused


on any one


of these times


is being with


the eternal


both endless


and momentary


deeply uncapturable


all the past, present, future moments


all the universes


of all our lives


before, now, after


at the same time


felt by being


in this moment.


DO YOU SEE THE RABBIT? TIME IS NOW, LATER, THEN, YESTERDAY, BEFORE, AFTER, AND NOWHERE, NOT NOW IN EVERY MOMENT. TO BE AWARE BUT NOT FOCUSED ON ANY ONE OF THESE TIMES IS BEING WITH THE ETERNAL BOTH ENDLESS AND MOMENTARY DEEPLY UNCAPTURABLE ALL THE PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE MOMENTS ALL THE UNIVERSES OF ALL OUR LIVES BEFORE, NOW, AFTER AT THE SAME TIME FELT

BY BEING IN THIS MOMENT.

----RITA PATEL

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