Good morning, everyone. I am only going to post this one thing today... and I hope it will do for you what it did for me...
Anyway, when I am working, I am often tuned into podcasts, and yesterday, I listened to one on Oscar Wilde. I was really struck by a description of his grave, an image of which appears above, and when the podcast was over, I immediately looked up some photos of it on the web.
Also, last night, I watched a PBS Skip Gates documentary called "Looking for Lincoln", which examined various dimensions and results of Abraham Lincoln's life, times, and decisions. It was fascinating. Recently I've done some reading on Lincoln, and this documentary really made me think about not just being a 'product of one's time' ...but about the idea of legacy, and how legacy is not something one can ever truly own. It is more complicated - more dimensional - than a commodity.
For some reason, Looking for Lincoln and this image from Oscar Wilde's grave seemed related, to me. The idea of time passing steadily, unstoppably, as generations reinterpret events and lives, or claim them anew, made me stop and think. And thinking deeply felt good. The layering in the above image; older marks fading even while new ones are applied... seemed like a visual representation of that. It feels really alive.
Enjoy your day everyone!