Flash (noun): a sudden burst / a brief display / a short summary / a symbolic occurrence. (verb): To burst suddenly / to display for a brief moment / to give a short summary / to occur symbolically. (adjective): sudden / brief / short / symbolic.
I am obsessed with ideas & symbols. Something will just flash into my head, and I suddenly have to draw it as a simple line drawing. I’ll set it aside, and come back to it every so often. Often, this process reveals another flash of insight, a word, phrase, quote. Repeated enough these flashes create a glossary of concepts that include symbol, word, definition, and (a) guiding quote(s). This glossary can then be used to better communicate the complexity and depth of Queerly Complex creations.
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Illumination: The act of revealing / exposing / shining / clarifying / divining
To reveal, to expose, to gain clarity, to give life, to shine truth.
“We Sioux spend a lot of time thinking about everyday things, which in our mind are mixed up with the spiritual. We see in the world around us many symbols that teach us the meaning of life. We have a saying that the white man sees so little, he must see with only one eye. We see a lot you no longer notice. You could notice if you wanted to, but you are usually too busy.” John (Fire) Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes, Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions