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“The Spherenso of Existence”


Detail of abstract black and white ink mixed media painting for healing

Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.

The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicted as a snake in the shape of a circle devouring its own tail. It represents the cyclicality of existence: of life and death and life and death…

But it is essentially two-dimensional. I imagine instead a Sphere, alternately expanding and contracting. (The thought comes to me of an anesthetic bag filling then emptying with each breath cycle.)

A Sphere,
a Spherenso,
the Celestial Womb,
using and emptying:
each Cycle of Creation.