I remember the feeling of running, swinging, hurling myself off the climbing frame into the void, clinging onto the knot on the rope-swing. At the top of the spin, through the arc, I feel exhilaration and terror. I can fly, held by thread, a spinning pendulum.
Do pendulums still behave in the new normal? Is the earth still spinning on the same axis right now?
It has been a year of watching pendulums swinging, recording facts we never wanted to know…how many people have died; how much longer is quarantine; how soon will we get a vaccine….?
I let go of the knot to avoid crashing into the tree from which the rope is suspended.
Pendulum I (2020)