The universe has sent me a thing of beauty just when I needed it.
Searching for an image to accompany my previous post, I came across this logo:
Given my explanation of dust as a metaphor for all that piles up in one’s mind, I found it an apt illustration – but I was curious as to its creator’s views on the subject. Clicking on the link, I found this amazing website. A project of Tom E. Lewis, Dust Echoes offers animated shorts from then emerging Australian animators, depicting touchstone stories of Aboriginal culture. The homepage itself is a story, drawing viewers right into the landscape. Aimed at engaging young people in the rich traditions and history of the Aboriginal people, it is a visual and auditory treat for people of any age.
So, in answer to my question, the creators of this graphic had totally different views on the idea of dust echoing. They helped me see that there is great value in hearing echoes of the past and transmitting them to future generations.