For those who have read my about/bio and never had the chance to google it, this is my favorite painting. Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, by German painter Caspar David Friedrich. Composed in 1818, it currently resides in the Kunsthalle Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany.
Much like all other of the more “human” feelings, I don’t know why I like this painting as much as I do. I’m more a fan of post-impressionism and everything that follows after it, but this is a great painting and it has this soothing feeling attached to it. At the same time it exhales a sense of complete hopelessness – no matter what you do, life is full of mysteries. Or at least that’s how I see this painting: as a metaphor for life and all of man’s complicated pursuits.
So you don’t say this post was utterly useless, here’s a nice video with a pretty good advice by John Irving.
Now it’s time to do some writing. Fiction writing, that is.