Friday, February 6, 2009

IF - Time

This week's Illustration Friday prompt "time" had me going back to a page that I had started in December. I do not work in my journal in a linear fashion, and I often look for pages that speak to me. This page spoke to me as I pondered "time." I began this page in December on my 35th birthday with the writing reflecting on the last 35 years of my life and at some point I had added a little watercolor pencil to it. But I had written about how time passes so quickly, and it seems like only a little while ago that I was graduating from high school, going to college, and getting married. As I grow older, I become more comfortable with who I am and where my life is going. I would not go back in time for anything. The wisdom, the memories, the understanding, and the experiences that I have now are all because of the time that I have spent during my personal journey on this planet.

So, I wanted this page to be an accumulation of time, memory, experience. We may think of time in a linear fashion, but in the mind, recollections, thoughts, emotions, and time all occur simultaneously. They all layer together in a rich, vibrant vision. I wanted this page to feel that way, and it does not quite succeed in doing that, but it is far from being finished and will undoubtedly evolve over time. I simply wanted to get this early version out before I ran out of time.

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