It has been said that time is money. I think it more accurate to say “Time is treasure,” because on this Earth numerous treasures exist that cannot be bought with any amount of money. Such treasures must be earned through the diligent investment of time just as money is earned. One such treasure is to possess within one’s person an extraordinary power of artistic expression. The artist could not sell their skill and inspiration even if they chose to do so. These are treasures that can only be gained through decades of diligent effort.
I have often wished there were time in this life to reap more of these “earned only” treasures into my barns. However, there are only twenty-four hours in a day, so I have had to limit my pursuits of excellence. I have become an artist only in the forms of music and literature. I have spent my time becoming a fingerstyle guitarist and writer, yet I have always envied the talents of those who can draw and paint with great precision or with dazzling imagination. Call it the lust of what I ain’t got! (Yes, I’m a southerner.) I am on redbubble simply for the pleasure of admiring the talents of those who’ve invested the hours of their lives developing the more subtle of treasures; those that cannot be bought, only earned. My hat is off to each of you. I have seen art on redbubble that rivals that of the great masters. The world may never beat a path to your door, but please know that I see you and am in awe of you.

  • Age: 60
  • Joined: October 2010

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Philosophical tripwires

Philosophical Tripwires / Malcontent with life? / Things not happening the way you’d like? / A brutalized and starving prisoner of war will advise you, “Count your blessings son. I used to be a malcontent, too, now I’d give anything for the sucky life that I complained about. It was heaven.” / An eternal optimist would ask you, “What’s keeping you from moving o…
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