Saturday, March 9, 2013
So Unlike the Usual
This Picasso, so unlike his usual subject matter or manner, has always left me envious, dissatisfied. Someone I worked with left the job she did not like, and moved to a new office on the other side of the building, full of space and light, and put up this poster.
It speaks to me of new beginnings, clean slates (or desks, in any case), the changes I myself have not made, for the longest time. Of getting out of one's rut, painting cheerful doves against the grain, spying the sea beyond.
It is a lesson I have not learned by heart, a warning I have not heeded.
image: Pablo Picasso, Doves