Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Sleep Patterns



I don't really know how to meditate. For over a year and a half I somewhat endured commuting from Providence to Boston with the help of meditation CDs. I'd catch the 6 a.m. train, clamp the earphones on, and hallucinate. Or, that's how I like to tell it, anyway. The patterns I saw were repetitive in form, but not exactly, and tended to have two colors predominately. The colors were wonderful... fushia, turquoise, and orangish... purples too. Usually the patterns would have one color and a darker color or tone. And they would evolve into each other.

During that time I went to a (for free) meditation session, and the fellow that was leading it told me that what I was doing was not meditation. And I'm like, how not fun can you be! I only went to a couple of those sessions, because I enjoyed whatever it was I was doing. I found it relaxing and mesmerizing. Even now I use it, particularly in the dentist chair, or when I can't sleep at night.

This ring I'm working on reminds me of those helpful patterns. Its not quite going the way I planned... but. I am having fun.

5 comments:

Kate said...

Oh wow, this is going to be gorgeous! I can't wait to see it in silver!

Callooh Callay said...

I read an article recently--wish I could remember where--about the patterns people see (during meditation or sometimes seizures or drug trips) and how they've been incorporated into art. Fascinating neurological study.

And look at the great ring you got out of it!

Chris Stone said...

thank you so much for the positive comments!

Gallery Juana said...

Those must have been some good CDs! I really love your Chinese symbol of "woman" pendant.

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Who was he to tell you that your enjoyable time was all wrong...hrmph on mr. poopy pants I say because this ring is beautiful!