48 x 36
Acrylic on canvas
SIGNED ORIGINAL - 2021
About the work:
I’m sure you’ve heard this line before. This one we often think: “it won’t happen to us”. But you know something about me? I live my life like it will.
So that in case it does--because it does sometimes-- in fact, these “scares” actually happen all the time. I live my life this way so that in case it does, to me or to someone that I love-- I know that I did my best. That I showed up as my TRUE self. That I loved as hard as I could.
This piece was created infused with the FULL recognition of the —gift— each new day of life in this precious human experience really is.
I feel deeply connected to this piece as it echoes so intimately to my own life philosophy (the DARM method).
Because one day it will be true. There will always be a last moment, and we can batt our fists, shake our tails and get angry about it! But we cannot know when.
This is why I have ‘walk with love and death’ in Sanskrit tattooed on my left wrist.
This is why I wrote my eulogy at age twenty two. This is why I always kiss goodbye. And say I love you too many times a day. And feel the human experience in a real rich kind of way. This is how being connected to the truth of impermanence changes you. Embracing the truth of life and death changed me too; I wouldn’t have it any other way.
This piece challenges the notion “it won’t happen to me" while simultaneously inspiring the meditation, but what if it was going to?... tell me: would you live differently?
This is 'The First Day.' (of the rest of your life).
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