My favorite word is "Entropy." It keeps a person grounded (no pun in tended) haha. Knowing everything comes down to the same level, we all become dirt in the end. I don't find that to be dark at all, I love that we become part of the universe and nature again because as humans we separate ourselves so much from the earth, first we are trapped inside our vessel of a body, then we cover ourselves with clothing, then we shelter ourselves with houses and cars, shield our eyes, dampen our listening, and numb our souls. In the end we always go back to nature, and it accepts us even though we push away our whole lives. I currently am practicing meditation in order to reach a higher consciousness and to open myself up to extend past the borders of skin, I want to listen and be a part of the universe again while I am alive, while I have cognition and consciousness. I think by healing my self first, then I can help heal the world.
Vanitas Self Portrait for Life Drawing 2 - 18x22ish in. Chalk pastel pencils.
Original photographic inspiration by AW photography