The Still Life

My $35 Google Chromecast slides an almost endless mix of exotic landscapes, deep space views, and street art across my humble, 42” flat screen on a daily basis. Where my own pictures are, I don’t know, but this screensaver is often more entertaining than the shows we cast to it.

It’s wonderful, but I keep seeing this old painting of a man in a horse-drawn cart and thinking, “Wouldn’t it be nice to live a slow, simple life like that? Out in the country, away from traffic and crime and having nothing better to do than go out to eat or buy more disposable crap we don’t need?”

It’s classic escapism. I know I don’t want to live on a farm or deal with a friggin’ horse everyday, but because I’m so busy lately, it feels like it’s what I want. Anyway, I thought it was an interesting observation.

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