I went to the most beautiful exhibition of Yayoi Kusama’s work .It was all amazing ,multi – media – happy -sad- phallic- bright and made more poignant by the fact she spent the last 35 years of a life in a psychiatric institution. The last 2 rooms were my favourite – probably because they were big ,bold ,bright and illusionaL. I went with a friend whose daughter ,Becky had tragically died on 5th April 2003. Before going round the exhibition we sat in the cafe on the 6th floor of The Tate Modern ,looking out over The Millennium Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral- Rosie’s favourite part of London .We talked with love of ALL our children and Sally showed me a Hindu poem from Chandogya, that she believed expresses part of Becky’s view of the world….
‘There is a Light that shines beyond all things on earth,
Beyond us all, Beyond the heavens,
Beyond the highest, the very highest heavens.
This is the Light that shines in our heart.’
To me , there is deep beauty in those words.