“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston S. Churchill
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost
After the rain had gone you’re smiling again. Peeking out from behind the curtain you unzipped your rain coat and put down the umbrella. You’re back to your cheerful self. You may even started humming softly as you opened the door walking out embraced by the sunshine again. Okay…all good. Life’s good.
Here is another still life painting of food. If Gaugain or Manet often painted fruits as their still life objects…well this time I’d like to try something new with….Paprika. Paprika comes in various beautiful colors that makes them perfect for this experimentation.
Another painting of sunsets…only this time instead of using a lot of earthly tones I tried to experiment with cold colors such as white and gray. Sunsets in white? Why not? Well nothing is impossible in a painting don’t you think?
Life is often described metaphorically as being in a journey, where we hope that in one our destinations we can finally find our anchorage…the roots that go deep. We embark on this long adventure to, hopefully in the end, find a place to belong…discover ourselves…to finally find peace.
It’s true that the life at the campus is made up of lots and lots of books and rushed deadlines, exam weeks and even sleepless nights. But apart from that…campus life also means making a lot of friends…falling asleep under a tree during summer…or simply having a discussion outside when the weather is warm.
Don’t you agree that sunrise and sunsets are two of the most mundane yet breathtaking moments of everyday lives? The fact that we experience them everyday often makes them so ordinary that we miss their beauty.