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“St. Michigan” March 3, 2009

Filed under: collage 10x10,Gallery at the Temple of TILE (Stephen),Hucka D. — baker Blinker @ 5:49 pm

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“Jasper 03 almost done. Just final draft to create, Hucka D.” (3/4: this is done!)

Hucka D.:

You didn’t expect to see Esbum Michigan showing up, I bet (!)

bb:

No. (pause to pull up image) I think this is about comings and goings, Hucka D. The dog in the picture goes into that forest portal to the left, and emerges from the same portal to the right. This is the portal in Michigan that occurs when you link the 2 St. Joseph Rivers together.

Hucka D.:

We probably shouldn’t talk about that a lot, though.

bb:

Alright, then. There, though, is an impossible river in Michigan as a result that runs both directions at once.

Hucka D.:

The 2 dogs are the same. Saints. Exactly the same in this schema.

bb:

The dog seems to be a dingo. In fact I know the right one is.

Hucka D.:

The forest is Rookwood.

bb:

Then there’s an actual image of the Corsica Island forest inserted within a photo of Newborough Forest, full of its Corsican trees. The 2 images seem to fit remarkably well together, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

As it was suppose to be.

bb:

Then there’s little Baker Bloch at the bottom, ready to enter the thickly planted forest, just as he did on SL’s Corsica Island forest, which has since been deleted. Is this where the spirits of the trees went, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

You got it backwards. The trees of *SL* were inhabited by the Newborough Warren trees for a spell. Kind of a vacation for them, like you take trips with Baker Bloch at times. See?

bb:

Are you saying the trees were immobile avatars?

Hucka D.:

They moved in their own manner, just like S.F. moves in mysterious ways. And they left their signature behind: Rookwood.

bb:

The sim, you mean. I just saw on the SL map tonight that more work is being done on that sim. Can’t wait to visit it for real instead of just viewing it incompletely from a distance, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Don’t forget that Wheeler 09 dealt with the 256m x 256m dimensions of a sim as well. Ives album cover. You must also remember that Ireland has come up in connection with Ives before. Oblong 11, I believe?

bb:

Ummmm, yes. Actually yes. There’s more to all this, obviously. When I visited Corsica Island a second time, I explored a possible resonation with the Rubi Forest, Hucka. D. It was that removed corner slot that you can still see on this collage transposition, Hucka D., that linked the two, perhaps. Then that spirit showed up (now gone), and right at the 128 meter position east to west. Exactly halfway across the sim, right where my old property lines in that area would have synced up. Spirit in the woods.

Hucka D.:

The Corsican pine is back home in Wales. Actually, as I said, it never left. It was playing a virtual game in SL, is all. Be aware of that kind of thing.

bb:

I’ll try. (pause) So this is the heart of the woods baker b. was looking for, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

Yes. the yin-yang center. Backwards and forwards at once. Two streams in one; two dogs together. Same dog, same stream. Fountain of Youth.

bb:

This has also to do with tile, through the Rookwood tiles.

Hucka D.:

Yes. You are tiling Michigan as well as all other states.

bb:

But [delete name] is slated to resurrect in Michigan in 2051, Hucka D. This must be about him as well, especially since we have Esbum Michigan here.

Hucka D.:

Esbum has been assimilated. Back. Sainthood. Saint Joseph. Saint John. Two in one.

bb:

Should we talk about Peter Dunne and Island Grove here?

Hucka D.:

A bit. Peter Dunne found the map of Michigan in Jasper County, Illinois, the same county the 10×10 is all about. He found it in the Newton town library. 1886. On that map, the two streams were one. This is the map (points to map in collage).

bb:

Let’s see: so that inspired him to change the name of his church to St. John’s?

Hucka D.:

Yes. Because he saw Michigan as a giant head after that. Brainard?

bb:

*I* don’t know.

Hucka D.:

The ponds…

bb:

Yes. The Great Lakes wholly visible on this map are also tied to Esbum’s now famous pond, from the photograph in the Edwardston Station collection. Two in one again, since the bodies of water (Lake Michigan and Lake Huron) are linked here through a strait.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

And the Corsica Island forest has subsequently been lost, just like Esbum lost her pond, along with the entire set of sims that it was a part of. Edwardston sim and neighboring ones.

Hucka D.:

Yes, this is about loss. And borrowing from the real world then giving it back. Nothing is lost in SL, though. It all returns.

bb:

And, of course, like Esbum herself, perhaps our greatest loss in SL.

Hucka D.:

Sweet of you to say that. I know she appreciates it.

bb:

So she goes back to Michigan. To [delete name].

Hucka D.:

Right. She has found the secret of the pond in the real world. Two streams in one; two pond halves in one as well now. Michigan is home. Sainthood.

bb:

Interesting that Baker Bloch is about to enter those rl woods in the collage here, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

He is home as well.

(to be continued?)

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One Response to ““St. Michigan””

  1. […] one, when I added those raven resonances to that collage and the one before it. That would be “St. Michigan.” You can see a tiny Baker Bloch at the bottom about to enter the forest.   Leave a […]


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