Marie Chouinard, Jardin De Sculptures Éphèmeres, Acte 1
Spiritus Mundi
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September 2020
Matthew Hong

“Turning and turning in the widening gyre the falcon cannot hear the falconer; Thing fall apart; The center cannot hold… and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned.” –William Butler Yeats

The end of Summer is upon us; another Fall at hand. A new world order awaits; and with it, a new set of uncertainties. The work place culture is in full transition with the work place itself now transformed. Children are back in school, or not…. Masks. No masks. And through it all, the one unbreakable cycle in this post modern existence of two seasons persists: election campaigns, and elections. Spiritus Mundi of such little certainty: “Thing fall apart; The center cannot hold…”

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