Friday, November 19, 2010

worshipful movements of humans through space, part 19: mudras r pretzels

Christ Pantocrator
17th c. Byzantine icon

His right hand weaves the ribbon of his blessing into a tangle of crooked fingers and, finding the precise arrangement, knots itself into a bow. The bow-shaped blessing exits his body as well as the plane of the icon, sailing across millennia and the ocean between his fingers and your eyes where the gift is visually received.

Death is an unsolvable riddle. Religion is the ornate untying of death.