Free Art Day 78, " Lomu"
Name: "Lomu" It is said you may find him near a cliff or cave
I came to the realization today that I am increasingly absentminded. I was doing something, probably emailing or art, when I realized it. I searched for the definition online and was satisfied with Wikapedia's version, but was sucessfully off down the rabbit whole clicking link after link. Before I knew it I was no where near accomplishing anything and a mile from where I started. I found "The Absent-Minded Beggar," a poem by Rudyard Kipling to be engaging. I also found a considerable relation to the term mind-wandering that exceeded absentmindedness in relation to my experiences. I suppose I'm a hybrid absentminded mind-wandering artist. I think this is what I've been experiencing. To the extent, on occasion, that I can not maintain my own sentence during a conversation for loss of thought train.
I can't imagine current culture and the demands of life accentuate the dilema. We are constantly bombarded with a million different forms of communication and are expected to engage them all nearly instantaneously. Add in various other external and internal demands and we cap out on what our brains can ingest and compute in an organized fashion.
If I was to relate my brain to a computer, as the files compound and the resources grow thin the entire process begins to slow. If this isn't rectified by cleaning out some files, unnecessary programs or correcting other issues the computer could one day just stop. I feel about on par with my computer. Sometimes things run very nicely, lately though it is common to experience delays that make me loathe spinning rainbows. Especially when working on the days picture. I know how to help my computer. My brain is a different story.
Congratulations Tiffany L you are todays winner! It is now up to you how to name this creature. Please remember that The Lorax is under copy write and not to me; however, I don't have a problem referencing The Lorax in the biography of the character as a relative should you choose to go that direction. I look forward to hearing what you decide!
Speaking of which I'm actually listening to the Lorax while writing this blog. The songs are catchy and I'm a huge personal fan of Seuss.
3/26/2013 05:15:49 am
Interesting play of emotions, his eyes are sad and his mouth is both sad and happy = hopeful? empathy?
3/27/2013 09:22:50 am
Well I think your picking up on the emotional content. I think that you are desiring to empathize and transmitting your empathy :) For me it was the realizations of the day weighing on my mind while trying to stay happy and wearing a smile. My eyes are tired but I'm fine, absentminded and fine lol
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