Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Under It All
Sometimes, I wonder about the forces behind the apparent randomness of life. I was thinking about this question when I made the painting at the top of this post.
Sometimes, I can see the correlations. If I hadn't misplaced my purse on Saturday, and spent 10 minutes looking for it, I would have been on Route 2 precisely when that driver swerved and hit the guardrail and then catapulted into the woods. I might have been on the lane beside him.
If I hadn't stumbled into a show at the Lighthouse Gallery in March, and then stopped in to talk to Chris Rose, and if he hadn't been worried about his April artist and invited Peter to show in that artist's place, well, if all that hadn't happened, I'd have left for Arizona in the middle of March, and potentially been involved in a shooting in Tennessee and a huge flood in Texas. Both were right on my route.
Most of the time, life just unfolds around me and I don't wonder so much about the underlying weave. But sometimes, the correlations show their very tips and get me to thinking.