I asked the leaf whether it was frightened because it was autumn and the other leaves were falling. The leaf told me, "No. During the whole spring and summer I was completely alive. I worked hard to help nourish the tree, and now much of me is in the tree. I am not limited by this form. I am also the whole tree, and when I go back to the soil, I will continue to nourish the tree. So I don’t worry at all. As I leave this branch and float to the ground, I will wave to the tree and tell her, 'I will see you again very soon'."
That day there was a wind blowing and, after a while, I saw the leaf leave the branch and float down to the soil, dancing joyfully, because as it floated it saw itself already there in the tree. It was so happy. I bowed my head, knowing that I have a lot to learn from the leaf. ~
Thich Nhat Hanh.
A Collaboration with poet Máighréad Medbh and musician Eoin Flood.
Last Dance | 2021 | 24"
Full Duration: 3’ 06” – Format: Digital HD – Aspect Ratio: 16:9 – Sound: Stereo
Offical Selection Artlink Summer Exhibition, Saldanha Gallery, 'The Point Of Perspective', curated by Lindsay Merlihan Co-Director of the Galway-based 126 Artist-Run Gallery 1st August (2022)
Offical Selection Micromania Film Festival Buffalo United States 20th July (2022)
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