Thursday, June 07, 2012

The Memory Keeper

A new piece I created for the exhibit John and I are in at Masterpiece Framing.  I bought a broken piece at Michael's for a fraction of what they were asking and it suited me well.  The memory keeper began at the bottom drawer, the Earth.  I pray future generations don't have to try to remember how beautiful the Earth is, how lush her gardens, rain forests, her parks and all the living species on it.  She is our home, our foundation.  She provides us with all that we need, and to live a joyful and full life.
From our birth, we began to gather memories, childhood games and dreams.  A time for playfulness and dreaming up that perfect world that is filled with fantasy.  A time when we can reach up and wish upon stars.
As we grow into our adulthood this drawer begins to close.  We forget our dreams and get caught up in making a living.. and yet foolishly forget how to live.  We use time to take care of survival instead of creating.  When we do create, we find ourselves lost in time.. no time.. and maybe it is here that we realize the illusion of time.  We forget the real cycles of life when we become a slave to the clock.  Instead, I choose to follow the moon... and the heart.
All those past loves, all the ones that have come into our lives.. some for brief moments, others for the length of our lives.. some live on ever in our memories.. Gather the hearts and keep the drawer open.
The last drawer, the drawer of secrets.. mysteries we may never know.. Questions asked and never answered.  No way to open this one physically.. so we just need to trust.

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