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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

"Life's Keys"

Here is my second post about an article in Amercian Womankind magazine (Issue #5).  Click here to see the first one.

The artice "Life's Keys" talks about the artist Chiharu Shiota and her magnificent installation "The Key in the Hand".

The author of the article talks about keys in general: how they can lead to other worlds, like stories, but "not all doors are worth opening".  In Herinteractive's Nancy Drew mystery game #11 The Curse of Blackmoor Manor, a woman who conceals herself behind a curtain for the duration of the game tells Nancy that "there are some doors that should never be opened" because they lead to bad things happening to good people.  This relates to Zilpha Keatley Snyder's book The Unseen where a young girl discovers a world of shadows connected to our world.  Even after she is safe in this world again and the portal has been shut, she can never forget what she saw and experienced.

The author of the article goes on to discuss keys as contacts and that some people have more keys than others: "perhaps we're better off with fewer keys - just the precious ones".  I would say that that is true when it comes to friends.  It is best to keep the true ones (or one) close to heart.

First Image Source: http://inhabitat.com/thousands-of-keys-strung-from-blood-red-yarn-evoke-japans-great-tohoku-earthquake/

Second Image Source:  https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2015/05/09/violence-politics-expressed-vivid-art-venice-biennale/y5AKkIlJOIDQyYafVddlHK/story.html

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