GIF Experiments:9 (Variations in the Middle of the Night)
by Steven McCabe
I woke up at 2:30 am and made coffee. No lights in any other windows.
Thoughts while creating 22 new images for Page 70, vignette #2 from Meme-Noir:
I heard a song that reminded me. Those of a certain age who participated in a counter-culture activity will remember ‘coming down’ after ‘peaking.’ Peaking was a moment when the absolute cosmic explanation for Why made itself known as you rushed straight up into it. Just as you grasped it (inside your head) it vanished. You tried to remember, wasn’t it only a second ago, but it was gone. And suddenly you were ‘coming down.’ Coming down in your body, through your body, was fraught. I started thinking about Theosophy-inspired landscapes and symbols. How those artists would depict peaking. I thought about young people with no tribal initiation or shamanic guidance thrown into powerful hallucinogenic experiences without protection.
Ten of the new images: