Norway was already on my bucket list, so I’ll just add this specific location. Back flip optional.
I was discussing married life with my girlfriend over a year ago. I have been single for as long as she has been married, in fact, and she said the reason she liked being married is that she has someone who stands as a witness to her life; not just her life but her pains and her passions and her growth.
That struck me as profound and made me feel sad for being single. I have all of those things and no one is witnessing them fully but me. That has stayed with me for awhile and often made me feel lonely.
But then I realized, just the other day while I was painting, that I am an artist. And artists put their pain, passions and growth into their work. And I get to share it- not just with one person, and not just myself. Sometimes, when I am most fortunate, it touches people I love and often strangers. It is something to show for my time and my love here on earth and long after I am gone (I hope), I will still have witnesses to my life and the things that moved me.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
I’M MAKING A LANDING STRIP FOR YOUR FACE PLANE WITH ITS CARGO OF KISSES.
I WORRY ABOUT YOU SOMETIMES.
DON’T WORRY, CAPTAIN. WE’LL GUIDE YOU IN. JUST CONTINUE ON YOUR CURRENT COURSE.
I MEAN IT. I LOVE YOU, BUT THERE’S A WIRE OR TWO LOOSE IN THAT BRAIN OF YOURS.
EVERYTHING’S LOOKING GREAT. REVERSE YOUR ENGINES. BRING IT IN NICE AND SLOW.