Sunday 15 June 2014

Almost Sunset...

Have you ever waited for something to happen after making preparations or maybe wanting to get to the place where you are travelling so bad that you almost forget to enjoy the journey?

Recently I have been thinking about the hours that go unnoticed when you present the latest Art piece or when you are at the Show reception. Every minute counts and every 5 minute sketch that you make almost like a delinquent or like at school (passing a little note to the friend when the teacher is not watching... we all have done that ;) pays off when accumulated.  The hours of preparation, studying subjects, taking photos sometimes and refreshing your mind so the paint you are working on really reflects what you want it to, do add up. Yet, just like when going on vacation and waiting for that incredible sunset so you can admire all the colours, mood, sounds and smells, everything seems to go really fast. The sunset soon is done, the notes that you passed to the friend were perhaps collected by the teacher or the class is done; the Art piece you were working on is finished and the Show reception is over...

I wanted to grasp part of the magic before the end with "Almost Sunset"... the anticipation of what I know will happen in a sunset: the sudden shadows that will overpower the leaves, branches and berries leaving me with the silhouette of what's in front but leading me to something bigger and greater to admire. The journey is indeed as important as the destination, and every minute counts.

Hope you enjoy not only the thrill of planning a special trip (perhaps an everyday or life goal) or a project that you are working on; but every minute as you prepare for it. Though you might be at your "Almost Sunset" make the most of everything.

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