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5. Anima


Teaching about the logarithmic spiral, asking a class about the flight pattern of a moth around a lightbulb...

In the medieval monastery town of Cluny, central France, southern part of the province of Burgandy. In a valley, surrounded by green-forested hills with patterns of fields delineated by ancient walls and hedges. Country of chateaux, peaceful farmlands, singing birds.

What remains of the Abby gives only an inkling of its former grandeur: one bell-tower and another tower over one wing of the transept.

The logarithmic spiral, the flight pattern of a moth...

How these come to me, from the stone and from the water, from the plants, the leaves and petals, the flowering jacaranda, or was that simply the plain daisy in disguise?