Faces, Places & Things
(“Dream Sequence-13″- 3″x 7” – Mixed Media/paper)
You ever wake-up in the morning and feel like you’ve just come back from an exciting place? Or know that your dream had some significant meaning, and you try to hold on to it, to remember it, before it fades away?
I do that often, in my dreaming and at times, in my conscious life. Dreams are especially hard to hold onto, with its colors or lack of color, feelings, sense of place, things and sometimes people. Which is why I keep a pad and pencil, on my night stand, to capture all the symbolism of my dreams.
I think, that’s why I’m mesmerized by faces, places and things.
I find faces mesmerizing, they stay with me long after the person has left my vision scope. I’ve been accused of staring, but it’s because I’m putting that face into memory and the face has fascinated me in some way. Be it, the eyes, or that little space between the nose and the mouth, or their eyebrows.
I feel that way about places, too! When I travel, I feel the pulse of a place as it attaches itself to all my senses, it can be the food, the sounds, the scene, or the meeting of new people. A place has history and stories and my senses try to get a sense of it or add my own unique slant to it.
I have a fascination with things, also, since I’m used to be that kid, who would come home with beautiful rocks, I may have found, or a brilliant color button, strings and that old fashioned key (I’m that adult that still puts found things in my pocket). These are things, I can pick up later and in that instant, I’m back to that moment that I found that thing!
I am mesmerized by people, places and things…or maybe it’s just as my grandmother used to say, “Life, baby, it’s just life.”
What has you mesmerized, today? Is it just for today or are you always mesmerized by that person, place or thing?
In peace, to you and yours.