Le Suicide Edouard Manet, 1887. A little more than a year ago, to be more specific, last October - I thought I was headed towards a "right" direction. I was somewhat more proactive in my social life by meeting new people who were closer in physical proximity to me and being more engaged in a … Continue reading Past & Present / Gratitude & Lessons Learned.
Wheatfield Under Thunderclouds Vincent van Gogh, 1890. I've always been a fan of focus, as it symbolizes personal commitment, resolve, perseverance. It doesn't matter who or what the attention is on, it just exists. The only difference is the "why" as it varies - perhaps out of passion, out of morals, even out of peer … Continue reading Past & Present: Beautiful Distractions.
Still Life with Bouquet and Skull Adriaen van Utrecht, 1642. I've talked and written about death maybe more than a handful of times. It's a sensitive topic to talk about, as it fills the atmosphere up with a thin veil of morbidity, despair, and an acute awareness of how we're all ticking down. However, I've … Continue reading Past & Present / The Dead Parts of Me.
Sunflowers (F453) Vincent van Gogh, 1888. As the rain and the gloomy weather finally resigned to the sun, I began to learn - maybe not learn, but make peace with something along this odd path. I am powerless over controlling the physical - the weather given to us by mother nature, but I hold complete … Continue reading Past & Present / Sunshine, Rain, and Individual Blooms.
The Burning of the Gaspee Charles DeWolf Brownell, 1892. I've been burning lots tributes these days as a part of tradition and ritual from my origins and culture. I don't mind it at all, other than the environmental repercussions - of course, I just think that the nonstop, drowning raindrops serve as an extreme oxymoron … Continue reading Rise from the Ashes.