I turned the pages of DWELL Magazine to a photograph of a chair. It was the simplest of chairs and I wondered why it took my breath away. I thought of Joe Zawinul’s song, Country Preacher (performed by Cannonball Adderley – check it out on utube!). It occurs to me that in both cases, I am moved by what is NOT there. The ultra modern chair seemingly impossibly suspended in the empty space that is not the chair; the space between the notes in Zawinul’s music, the silent beats that transcend the melody. Perhaps what is truly inspiring is to encounter something beautiful that takes one beyond the form to the content, to that which contains it, and us, and is inherently limitless, all-encompassing and eternal.