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'Kite runner' by Khaled Hosseini and 'Chasing Daylight' by Eugene O'Kelley, (the late CEO of KPMG.) Both are books that I want to read. Yet, another thing on my list that I simply must do. So much to do. So little time.
How are they connected to my collage painting that I’ve displayed? I cannot decide what to call the picture-- “Kite runner” or “Chasing day light” ( In no way connected to the books—they are just titles that I liked).Let me explain the picture to you.
It was again done for a friend, but this friend says not to mention his name—so I won’t! The picture shows a little boy, who is actually an adult (see the white streaks in his hair?) chasing a kite. The road he runs on is grey. A bit like life. There are very few blacks and whites in life. Mostly it is grey and a mostly it is also a lot of colour.
The little boy is running so fast, that everything around him is a blur. There is beautiful colour that surrounds him, but it is a hazy blur, because he is running and not not stopping to look. The kite has dice on them (Isn’t life a gamble?) The road he is running on, slowly turns into a snake. But the boy doesn’t know that yet, because it is a long, long road. The snake can turn around and swallow the boy, or it can gobble up the kite. The kite is decorated with forked tongue like the snake. Somehow makes it more alluring.
Aren’t we all like that little boy? Chasing kites? Or chasing daylight?
What do you think? Of the picture, the philosophy and the title?