Thursday, 8 January 2015

In Search of the Miraculous

It has been difficult to find time to concentrate on... anything, really. And I'm not a multi-tasking person by nature. Sleep deprivation combined with constant interruptions during the daytime have translated into significantly reduced mental capacity. As though certain links in my head have become disrupted. Composing coherent sentences to form an e-mail, let alone a public blog post, can be a challenge. Oh well, I guess it's a phase I just need to go through, being a fresh (there's another inappropriate choice of words, considering the fragmented nights!) mother of two. Come to think of it, things weren't much different when Uku was born...

Other people around me have been more productive. Kristjan, my Significant Other, for example, has been working on a project that I find absolutely thrilling: starting from tomorrow, he will be giving three solo concerts performing his personal selection from the circa 200 musical pieces composed by the controversial Armenian spiritual leader G.I. Gurdjieff (in collaboration with his student, Thomas de Hartmann).


I've heard him rehearse for some time now, and there's no way I'm going to miss this concert, even considering the fact that I'm currently down with the flu again. Still, the person and the teachings of Gurdjieff are surrounded by so much mystery and controversy, that I'm feeling I need to do my homework to be able to fully appreciate the perfomance. So, regardless of my current very distracted state of mind, I'm trying to chew myself through some of the more relevant chapters in Ouspensky's In Search of the Miraculous. The respective Wikipedia article is a somewhat less challenging reading material, but offers a good overview.

With this post I'm launching a new series of blog posts in 2015, People Around Me, introducing... well... people around me and all the awesome things they make and do. I'm excited to bring to you my fellow crafters as well as friends from very different fields! :)



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Praeguses hajevil olekus on raske millessegi süveneda. Ma ei ole loomult multitasker (mis see maakeelne sõna selle kohta oligi - rööprapsija?), seega kannatan praegu pideva jõudmatuse all. Katkestused ööunes ja päevastes tegevustes on tekitanud tunde, et mu vaimne võimekus on kahanenud selliseks, et jõukohased on vaid jalaga-tagumikku-komöödiafilmid ja easy reading lugemislektüür. Sidusate tekstide, olgu siis e-kirjade või blogipostituste koostamine on tõeline väljakutse. Eks tuleb seegi etapp - taas kord - üle elada, värske (oh, missugune irooniline sõnavalik, arvestades neid magamata öid!) kahe lapse ema, nagu ma olen. :)

Teised mu lähikondlased on olnud tublimad. Kristjan, mu Tähenduslik Teine, on viimasel ajal töötanud vastuolulise Armeenia vaimse liidri G.I. Gurdieffi muusikaga ja esitab seda homsest pühapäevani kontsertidel Tartus, Tallinnas ja Jõhvis (pressiteade). Kuigi mind on taas maha murdnud mingi viirus (kindlasti jälle saadetis "armastusega lasteaiast"!), ei ole ma mingi hinna eest nõus sellest loobuma. Siiski tunnen, et täieliku kontserdielamuse saamiseks pean enne veidi kodutööd tegema, nii üritan laupäevaks läbi närida mõned asjakohasemad peatükid Uspenski raamatust In Search of the Miraculous. Vikipeedia artikkel Gurdjieffi kohta on samuti üsna sisukas lugemismaterjal ja annab hea ülevaate.

Ja sellesinase postitusega algatan uue postitusteseeria Inimesed minu ümber, kus plaanin tutvustada... noh... inimesi enda ümber ja kõiksugu vingeid asju, mida nad teevad ja loovad. Kavatsen teieni tuua oma andekate sõprade ja lähedaste loomingut eri valdkondadest - selles järjekorras, nagu nad ise minu juurde tulevad. :)

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