Jun 24 2011

Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall – ’11-#18

Through the corridors of sleep
Past the shadows dark and deep
My mind dances and leaps in confusion.
I don’t know what is real,
I can’t touch what I feel
And I hide behind the shield of my illusion.

So I’ll continue to continue to pretend
My life will never end,
And flowers never bend
With the rainfall.

The mirror on my wall
Casts an image dark and small
But I’m not sure at all it’s my reflection.
I am blinded by the light
Of God and truth and right
And I wander in the night without direction.

So I’ll continue to continue to pretend
My life will never end,
And flowers never bend
With the rainfall.

It’s no matter if you’re born
To play the King or pawn
For the line is thinly drawn ‘tween joy and sorrow,
So my fantasy
Becomes reality,
And I must be what I must be and face tomorrow.

So I’ll continue to continue to pretend
My life will never end,
And flowers never bend
With the rainfall.

This piece is based on Simon & Garfunkel’s Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall. I was listening to this album (yes album – the actual record on a record player!) the other day, and really liked this one. It sounds happy and upbeat, but the actual lyrics are kind of depressing. This piece went through many iterations before it ended the way it looks now.

The main photos that it is based on are from pictures I took at a butterfly house at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. I really like how this piece came out, especially since I was this close to scrapping the whole thing.