Friday, October 28, 2011

Word Path • Closure

Everyone has a word path. One word leads to another.
Word Paths, a Friday feature showcasing possibilities in written words, creative process and artistic pieces. 
My goal is to present three to five words or three to five lines. 
I may go to seven words or seven lines but probably not often, only if needed. 
I plan to work the Word Paths out artistically and process them to share with you here. 
You can go here, to my first post on this project and see how it all started.

Video of Anderson Cooper interviewing his mother Gloria Vanderbilt.

I am a big fan of Anderson Cooper, a CNN anchor. I like his style of
 reporting, he is accessible, funny and genuine. His mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, , a designer, writer, painter and a fashion icon has my respect and admiration for all she has contributed to the world of design. Back on September 19, 2011 Anderson interviewed his mother on his new daytime talk show. Wonderful to watch the both of them so full of pride and love for each other. There was a point in the video where Gloria opened up about their family tragedy, the loss of her son and Anderson's brother, Carter. They both spoke about the word closure and how they both disliked the word, they called it a "TV word". It is mentioned at 13:04 in the video if you want to have a listen. I was going to just have that snippet so you could understand my inspiration for today's Word Path on closure but decided to include the entire interview. I believe it is important to see Gloria and Anderson's relationship in full. 
You get a chance to see how they are each other's champion. 
As a mom especially of boys I am always touched 
by other mother and son relationships, 
it grabs a piece of my heart so tight it aches.

Here is my word path for today 
Closure                                                                                               by Velásquez@2011

Inspired by their conversation I made this piece. I am not here to make anyone sad by today's post. I believe it is a good one for sharing and understanding. My hope is to have you think of the word differently. To see what someone feels in words, that is my goal. The word closure is just a line literally and figuratively. As an artist I see the line as having a beginning point and an end point never meeting to complete or make a circle. The line has its ups and downs and at times it spirals out of control or swirling leaving you dazed and confused when tragedy or loss show up at your door.

Closure never makes a circle. It is two points never meeting, never making you whole just changed.

Happy Weekend • Be Open and Kind• Enjoy the Language of Words


  1. Beautiful, Deb. ...never making you whole, just changed. Truer words are seldom spoken.

  2. Its funny how different people read into things. I skimmed the Anderson Cooper bit and got to your Word Path and thought it was so uplifting and wonderful... then I realized I had missed something. Read the Anderson Cooper bit and preferred my initial response to your words. I thought- how wonderful that in finding closure, you will never end up where you started... Closure will never circle back around to bite you- instead it will right your course, get you back on track, curtail your circular pattern... Just my take on it... Thanks Deb!


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