Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Meteora

Meteora is a Greek word which means "suspended in mid-air". 
Meterora is also the name given to our garden statue by the Sculptor who designed and had her cast in bronze. She peers skywards from the top of her pillar, which is suggestive of her passage through space. She symbolises a celestial body, a comet or perhaps the earth itself, hurtling towards an uncertain future, standing as a metaphor for existence. She has sat in our garden for the past 15 years, and suddenly her symbolism holds so much more poignancy for us than before.

Do look after yourselves.......please

14 comments:

  1. "Suspended in mid-air" is an excellent description of how many people, myself included, are feeling just now. It all seems so unreal.
    Do take care, Rosemary.

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  2. Dearest Rosemary,
    Yes, certain things or words do reveal themselves in different ways over the decades...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  3. Such a beautiful statue and yes, the world does have an uncertain future right now.
    The sun on the hellebores is gorgeous. As we've said Rosemary, our gardens are the best places to be - it's just sad we cannot fill them with others who do not have one to use. Let's continue to share photos on our blogs - hopefully they will
    help a little.

    Stay well - Mary

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  4. Meteora looks as though she's seen it all before, and I'm rapidly realising that I have too. My parents never used to go anywhere when I was young, mainly because they couldn't afford to, but also because there was no need; almost everyone they knew lived nearby and what couldn't be grown in the garden or had from the farm, was available in the village stores or from the many tradesmen who delivered to the door. Many farm workers only went to Cambridge once a year, after harvest was done, to buy clothes.
    Take care.

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  5. Hello Rosemary, A garden itself is a metaphor for immortality through rebirth. I suppose I feel the same way about having old things around me. They have witnessed so much, yet like society itself, they managed to live through so many wars, plagues, emergencies and so forth.
    --Jim

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  6. I suspect that we may all start to ponder the deeper meanings of life as we confront this pandemic. It is a difficult time for everyone, and I suspect that it is far from over. Stay well, Rosemary.

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  7. The hellebores are lovely. Do take care in these strange times.

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  8. Beautiful Rosemary.
    Take care, be safe.

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  9. Everything is a bit floaty now, that's true. I hope we come down gently.

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  10. There is an upside to this pandemic. I'd imagine long term it's good for climate change with everything slowed down or grounded for months, less car emissions, factories shut, and a severe brake on consumerism and throwing things away without thinking. Bad for people, rats and pigeons - but maybe good for wildlife, the planet and oceans. Maybe even a better funded NHS long term with less severely ill folk afterwards on the wards and a slight brake on population growth.... or at least a more balanced demographic. Loads of other upsides- there always is- even after world wars when history looks back at events.

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  11. Your statue is beautiful, and poignant, Rosemary. I am only now floating back to earth after our daughter's visit from Canada, and the reality of isolation is sinking in. What will the long-term effects be - hopefully some positive ones, less materialism, better care of our environment. The only thing remotely like this in my memory is the polio epidemic in the 1950s when my father acquired the disease. Very frightening. We are taking care of each other, and trying to plan a new reality for the immediate future. Take care and be well.

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  12. Meteora is the perfect description of the actual situation . Good to see that life is still going on in the garden, beautiful Helleborus . And you stay safe too !

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  13. Dear Rosemary,
    Why am I not surprised that such a beautiful statue exists in your garden!

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