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Saturday, July 22, 2017

As time slips away - watercolor

"As time slips away" watercolor, 5.5 ny 7.5, 300 lb. d'Arches
Time. Salvador Dali is a favorite artist of mine. His bizarre, surrealistic paintings, especially The Persistence of Memory  with the melted clocks speaks to me about the artificiality and tyranny of time that we worship and are enslaved by.
I'm reminded of Thomas Wolfe's Of Time and the River, and especially Willie Nelson's song "Gee, ain't it funny how time slips away" as I get older, and read more about Quantum physics, relativity, "time," and eternity.
 It is not important to "live long and prosper," but only to live well, because time only flows past us, as we are mired in present tense. Isn't that the meaning of "I Am that I Am"? Are we not all? Time is surreal. Are we just footprints in the drifting sand of time, our lives fading with each step? Have we enjoyed the feel of sand between our toes?
Time slips away. Memories. Longing. Today's watercolor. 
Day 22 of WorldWatercolorMonth challenge.
Palette--What are thecolorsof time?

"Well, hello there
My, it's been a long, long time
How am I doing?
Oh, I guess that I'm doing fine
It's been so long now,
But it seems now, that it was only yesterday
Gee, ain't it funny, how time slips away."

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