The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. Imagine a life of adventure, treasure, and earthly pleasures. Many have fallen under the spell of a nomadic life at sea. However, the sea can be as deadly as it is beautiful. And there are many untold difficulties aboard a ship. What happens to a man consumed by wanderlust, who is unable to set off on his journey?
Not everyone dreams of the pirate’s life, but many can relate to the constraints of ordinary life. Work, family, and other obligations become the priorities, while aspirational dreams are set aside for another time. Sea Song begs the dreamer to keep their vision alive. The shipwrecked sailor vigilantly watches the sea. He prepares for his journey and doesn’t give up hope. In the same way, a dreamer should constantly look for opportunities to follow his heart.
The sea is full of wonder and magic. It breaths and moves in its own way. One must set sail without knowing whether the journey will be smooth or turbulent. Similarly, the creative person cannot wait and plan forever. They must set off on their path without knowing the results. After all, life is about the journey, not the destination. Life is full of tiny bursts of bliss, greatly divided by trivial things. Return to the sea, and follow your bliss.
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I purchased a print of this artwork at Dragon Con 2019 on a whim because I connected with it the moment I saw it. Not only did I love the style of it, but what it portrayed. My husband and I have been trying to change the direction we’re moving in life away from the traditional towards our dreams over the past years, because we were sinking in despair and pain. He constructed a plan called “Portside”, where we “build the ship hopefully before the deck rots.” He loves metaphors, so he went all in on the ship-building theme. So, when I saw this piece, I immediately connected with it and he did, as well. We have it hanging in my art studio, where we both see it daily. Then, reading this post that you made on it, I found it funny how much the meaning that you put into it connected with what we related to with it. I just wanted to let you know how much it means to us and thank you. You weren’t at the booth when we purchased it, and I think it was your husband that sold it to us, but we were too shy at the time to talk about it even so. Anyway, thanks again! (and I love your other creations, too!)