I let my mind wander and find myself walking through a beautiful garden, my feet bare as I make my way across the soft grass.
I come upon a swing that hangs from the branch of a tree.
I check to see that no one is looking and sit down, unable to help myself reverting to childhood, stepping back as far as I can, so I can swing as high as physics will permit.
And so it is that on a dark room on a cold day, I lean against the window by my desk, far away, lost in a daydream of perfection.
Too much in this world is pragmatic, for to avoid risks is to be sensible, and to never sacrifice the good on the alter of the perfect is to succeed. But if things chug along, step by step, day by day, no drama, nothing changes. Nothing gets worse, but nothing gets better. But what if you imagine things amazing and beautiful beyond expectation? What if, in quiet moments, in your mind, you permit yourself perfection? Would you be able to resist temptation? Or would you succumb, suddenly fearless, and try to make your dreams come true?
Media: Acrylic and mixed media
Surface: Box canvas
Size: 30cm x 40cm x 1.5cm [depth]; 11.81 " x 15.75" x 0.59" [depth]
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