Left Behind in a Memory

The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.” ~Salvador Dali (source)

Left behind in a Memory
Left Behind in a Memory

Memories are often a jump off point for creating a poem, lyric, or other piece of art. They can be enhanced, altered, enlarged, and explored. In fact, they are often only a representation of what we wish could be true. You might wonder why, I spend so much time rearranging and recreating a simple photograph. Just as we each have our own perception of the world, shaped by the past, present, and physiology. This is how I like to remind myself that this is my unique view of the world. Not reality, but my reality. ~ Bill Hendricks (Shadowmason)

Humor—An Ability to Laugh at One’s self.

It’s better to have loved and lost than do forty pounds of laundry a week.”
   ~ Salvador Dalí

A Clear Morning... Sunrise on Hermosa Beach
A Clear Morning... Sunrise on Hermosa Beach

Salvador Dalí had a great sense of humor that I never expected to find but as I read through quotes to use in my blog, his often cause me to crack a smile.

Tonight I am off to Cal State Dominquez Hills to see an art show and visit my alma mate. It is hard to believe I graduated from Dominquez over thirty years ago with a B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing Concentration.

The way I ended up with my degree business isn’t a complicated story. I was a fine artist with a solid art education and got a job at Gambles Skogmo, Inc., a hardware and softline retailer, in the advertising department and saw the marketing folk were having all the fun. I figured if I was going to be stuck in the business world, that I wanted to be where the action was. Even though, I took a detour; I always thought I would be involved in the creative process of creating art in one way or another.