In the depths of reflection and experiencing 'void' for the first time. In Gestalt and Theory U, both refer to a space/ place called 'void'. Up til 2 days ago, I thought I understood it but right now, during C-19 lockdown, I am getting a different understanding of what it is like to be in a void. For me, it was a lack of connection, a nothingness, no stirrings, no-thing. What I noticed was not feeling I needed to do anything as such but just being in it and waiting and accepting how it is.
Then later on that afternoon, I had an unexpected email from Mark, from an email chain to exchange poems that started in March but obviously broke down since I totally forgot about it. The poem he sent was totally spot on. It is by J.R.R. Tolkien:
'All that is gold does not glitter'
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.