Painting - Oil On Canvas
The sound of the surf provides backdrop to a young woman’s daydreams.
Strolling barefoot in the sand, she looks out to sea and allows her eye to wander over waves and water, sky and horizon, her thoughts as active yet peaceful as the waves that gently touch her feet.
Daydreaming, the artwork, invites the viewer to join the young woman on this quiet, isolated beach – to step away from wherever you are right now and whatever you are doing, and take a moment to allow your thoughts to wander, your mind to focus on nothing more than the sand beneath your feet, the sound of the surf, the breeze blowing gently past your face, the sunlight peeking through the clouds overhead.
Such time of quiet, of peace, of tranquility, of meditation, is necessary to our soul and inner being – but how rarely we take it! The other day a friend commented, “I have the day off, and I want to just make it a do nothing day, but I feel guilty somehow. I shouldn’t feel guilty, should I?”
Decidedly no! If we are to feel concerned, then let it be because we do NOT take enough time to “do nothing,” to rest from our mental and physical demands, to get away from the noise and the obligations and the insistence of our corporate-controlled society to always be doing something “productive,” as if thinking and pondering and wondering and daydreaming were not productive.
So productive, indeed, are these mental activities that one almost wonders if there is a concerted effort to prevent people from doing them – filling their minds with noise and their days with tasks.
Step into the world of Daydreaming and listen to the regular, rhythmic sound of the surf. Think about things you have not allowed yourself to pleasurably dwell on, because what you dream, what you daydream, seems so utterly impossible to achieve. Maybe it is – in which case there is Someone who listens to impossible prayers and has the ability to do something about them – but if you never take time to think those thoughts, how will they stay alive?
Daydreaming is featured in 28 Fine Art America groups.
May 31st, 2017
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