My Painting About Time
Time Moves Past Missed
Time Won’t Be Stopped
Time Doesn’t Care
It’s funny, when you are a kid you think the days are never going to end. Some days were even excruciating slow. Thinking back when I was a teenager and in my twenties and even early thirties, I never thought about getting old or about time. I had all the time in the world. An endless supply. Staying young was a forever kind of feeling then. It wasn’t until my late forties that I began to think about aging and time. I was 47 when I became a grandfather. That was one wake up call of a few.
I will soon be 59 now, and I do embrace it. It has been an amazing fulfilling life, and I have much to be thankful for. That said, there have been times (voids), in my life whereby I made some wrong choices. Wasted days. Wasted time. Those are the “what if” times. What if something had been done differently? I can’t get those missed outcomes or times back.
This painting and the quote I made with it are not about the fear of aging, but about vacuums of time in ones life. Whereby, ones choices can have a negative ripple effect, and if not corrected that time is gone forever. You can’t get it back. No do overs. Time races now. It picks up speed with each passing day.
All of us only have so much time, and this is certain. I look forward to tomorrow. But, for not to long. I must relish today. John Lennon had a famous quote: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
Not working hard enough on relationships with family and friends can cause a deep void later on. Miss communications, miss understandings left unchecked can grow into vast divides between people. It can literally change the course of ones life if people don’t correct their differences. In some instances this can be good, and people can move on to more positive directions. But, there are other options for some relationships that would be worth saving if both parties simply sat down and talked it out. To reconcile, so that those what could have been positive memories would come to be.
So, I sometimes look back on what could have been. Time missed. Gone forever. These things I believe effects all human beings at some times in their life. And, so today like the last line in my quote…”Time Relentless” ticks on.
I used two cedar planks for this painting