The present, the past, and future are connected in the same way. This forest exists beyond time and space and leads us to the eternal world.
The forest was tranquil and full of rich sounds simultaneously—the sound of raindrops falling on leaves swaying in the wind; the sound of water flowed mightily through a river in the forest. I start listening to the forest’s sound slowly while watching water is gradually seeping in Lush green moss under Beech trees.
There was no sign of anyone at all. And I am a total gentile in this forest during stepping into there. Although the forest accepts me without refusal, it was something quite different from the so-called “World run by people,” where is at the foot of the wood. There is a language of the forest there, which is not spoken by people. Time flowing in the wood is also different in speed and texture from the world at the forest’s foot. However, either the words or time feels very powerful. The forest is alive forcefully and has continued living for tens of thousands of years. Beech trees reborn repeatedly, and it still brings beautiful water to our world as it hasn’t changed.
“When opening your eyes slightly and staring at the space-time and its gaps, I can find its beauty.” – as I walk through the forest, I had remembered that my musician’s acquaintance told me if the “moment you find the sound” is described in words, this is. There is something in this forest that exists between space-time and its gap. It seems like trees’ words, and I could feel firmly within the minute light that fell from the sky.
The present, the past, and future are connected in the same way. This forest exists beyond time and space and leads us to the eternal world. Memories carved in every moment are blended and melted in the air. Memories dissolve slowly in the air, becoming water, rivers, oceans, and clouds, high in the sky.
To see a World in a gain of Sand..Auguries of Innocence
And Eternity in an hour
- PhotosYoshiyuki Mori
- WordsAtsuko Ogawa
- DesignNoriaki Hosaka
- Translation Mina Ishikawa