Sunday, April 17, 2005
"Shadows of Immortality"
Sitting in Burger King. The shadows are lenghening in the parking lot, but that doesn't mean it's getting late. It just means the sun is low. Then I look at the lady sitting with her husband a couple tables away. The sun and its shadows take on a metaphoric appearance. Shadows lengthen and the sun is low, but it's a long time still before midnight when the sky is at its darkest and from where, if the earh ceased to rotate, there will be no return. The artist smooths the shadows thus slowing the process, and replaces the plumpness of features that once cast thicker shadows.
But the shadows continute lenghening, and things long undone remain undone. In the lenghtened shaddow he begins to know they will not be done; not until the earth turns on its axis and new days begin.