Saturday, 23 June 2007

Kirlian photography: The sights invisible

I feel intrigued by the very concept of Kirlian photography , leave it out to the professionals to prove the fake from the real ( these days the fake seems to be more real than the real).

All that engages my mind is the ‘concept of presence’.
may it is true, we feel the (tangible) presence of people, things, sounds,… even when we are quite far away from them.
It is in the sense of security, when stranded on a lonely street at such an ungodly hour, only because the mobile phone in our pocket still works…

It is there when we feel the presence of someone so strong that we never let others use their chairs, or cups…

It is there when one feels the very presence of his /her amputated limbs….

There are quite a lot of such instances…..
To be far away, and yet feel so intimate….

I think, we should leave some things to the realm of mystery to explain themselves…

Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.
-Milan Kundera-

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