At art fairs, I have a number of 6″ x 6″ paintings on 3/8″ board to sell. Some of them I display and the others I set in boxes. People can flip through the boxes to view them. I recently took a picture of how that looks – I liked the colorful array of edges.
Then I played around with the photos a little. I came up with a couple of variations. Nothing great, but I liked the colors, once again. And then last week, I added another layer of meaning to them. These photos look uncannily like what I saw when I had my cataract surgery on my right eye.
Before you say, Ooooooh, I will tell you that I was a little dopey and felt no pain at all, and actually, I felt quite interested in the colorful array I saw. I don’t know why it occurred, but I did come away from this surgery feeling less fearful about undergoing it for my other eye, after this view.
OK, thanks for listening to this rambling, but somehow making this connection has been helpful. There is no understanding some things, is there?