Sleeping?

The name of this blog does have a specific idea behind it.

The phrase on the banner is ripped from Shakespeare’s lovely sonnet nr 87:

Farewell thou art too deare for my poſſeſſing,
And like enough thou knowſt thy eſtimate,
The Charter of thy worth giues thee releaſing:
My bonds in thee are all determinate.
For how do I hold thee but by thy granting,
And for that ritches where is my deſeruing?
The cauſe of this faire guift in me is wanting,
And ſo my pattent back againe is ſweruing.
Thy ſelfe thou gau’ſt,thy owne worth then not knowing,
Or mee to whom thou gau’ſt it,elſe miſtaking,
So thy great guift vpon miſpriſion growing,
Comes home againe,on better iudgement making.
Thus haue I had thee as a dreame doth flatter,
In ſleepe a King, but waking no ſuch matter.

He’s saying that he dreamt about being a king, with all the fancy stuff that come with the status, then woke up and realized what a silly dream it was.

It summarizes my feelings about my art hobby. When I paint, I’m so excited about it. When I’m done, I take a step back and look at what I’ve accomplished. That’s when I realize that I’ll never be as good as I’d like to be.

There are hundreds of visions I’d like to visualize, but I feel hopelessly unable to carry them out. So it’s like waking up from a sweet dream where I can paint exactly as I’d like to.

You’ve got to love Shakespeare. Virtually anything he writes can be read from a personal point of view.

“Acknowledgements”

In case you were wondering, the wonderful picture on my banner comes from my favourite urban exploration photography blog, Worksongs. I stumbled upon this site when years back I was doing searches on factories and plants and whatnot, anything related to urban exploration.

I’m still a regular visitor, as I can rely on Andrew to give me my urban photography fix when I most need it.

What’s more, through his site I found Teri’s blog. She’s my favourite Canadian, maybe even before Andrew. I love her way of writing, I cherish every word she writes. She certainly is talented, and I hope she will keep up her writing hobby. I wish I could write as well as she does, and be as prolific.

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