Infinitely Small, Infinitely Big

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As chaos fills the headlines here in France, in the US and around the world…I find myself killing time in the lobby of Louis Vuitton HQ near Pont Neuf.  On a large flat screen, a documentary about the firm’s Minute Repeater watch. Extreme close ups of a master craftsman fitting in miniscule cogs, springs, wheels and gems. On another wall, a display case:  around an emblematic leather bag, colorful orbs suggesting planets…

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Sirens wail in the streets and I can’t help thinking how we’re somewhere in between the infinitely tiny and the infinitely huge. Life is in the big picture, but also in the details. Cosmic choreography and minute clockwork, cycles, rhythms… Against a background of unspeakable tragedy, a smile, a flower…

To be continued…

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