I find innocence a conflicting concept. I think it is the fact that we often place it hand in hand with childhood or youth and that it is something that we then corrupt. That to live is to be corrupted. I’ve started to think of innocent more as an energy similar to intrigue or inquisitiveness. Perhaps innocence is a state of being more so than something gifted to us because we are new in the world. People now and again talk of holding hands as being an innocent action. I imagine this has to do with the simplicity of it, however it is also the case that it is the complete opposite of innocence for many people and hugely complex for them personally. I love this paradox.
Day 155 – an experiment into holding hands through the medium of Skype. In this moment it holding hands become a concept. It pushes the boundary of trust. I have to trust someone to hold hands with them. If I’ve never met them before the leap of faith is even larger. In the case of Skype. I can not see her hand and she cannot see mine but I believe we are connected.