Breathless like a miracle

//Breathless like a miracle

Breathless like a miracle

Here at my desk at this late hour.
What is it now? And who?
Perched before me is an image of Giacometti’s sculpture L’Homme qui chavire, his Tottering Man, a thing of such wonder that I can’t take my eyes off it.
It’s nothing special, really, just a black and white photograph, taken by Ernst Scheidegger in Giacometti’s studio in Paris in 1950, a picture of a bronze work so fine, so thin, so fragile, so narrowly existing, beautiful and breathless like a miracle, leaning toward a battered, ravaged wall.
This is who we are.
On the back, written in the hand of the person who offered me the image, is a single word in black ink: Amour.
And this is what.

By | 2017-04-04T06:58:17+01:00 septembre 19th, 2011|Textes|2 Comments

About the Author:

Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.


  1. comparateur opticien 17 février 2012 at 11 h 18 min - Reply

    Très bon article. Ce n`est pas vraiment mon domaine, moi c`est plutôt les lunettes. Peut-on télécharger votre article en PDF ?. Bonne continuation !

  2. litle lake 20 septembre 2011 at 0 h 08 min - Reply

    thanks Sensei.

    i’ve seen an old video of Giacometti.
    And that is what: it was full of love and humbleness.
    but also this are just ideas about something that was videotaped once…

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