What You Know, What You Don’t Know

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You know this is a drawing/painting done in oil pastels that is the size of a sheet of typing paper. (You’ll have to trust me on this for now, because I know that to you it looks like an image in light appearing on the surface of your computer/tablet/phone that is whatever size your computer/tablet/phone screen happens to be.)

But that’s about all you know.

I could tell you  that it’s a picture of a Swedish woman on vacation somewhere in the Aegean telling her child it’s time to get out of the water because the hotel is nearly finished serving lunch and if he doesn’t get out right now he’s not going to eat until dinner.

But, of course, I made that up. (Swedish Woman comes from the fact that the figure looks rather lithe anatomically, yet appears to lack any clothing over her top-parts. Aegean because that’s where I live. Ditto the hotel info. And as a child I myself got shouted at to get out of the water at the end of a day at the beach. Always was the last one out.)

There’s a lot of other things it could be, too.

And I think the size helps it be all those other things, too.

No bigger than the dream in the back of your head when you wake up in the morning.

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