“Life is short….

Let’s face it – Life is short. While I was in this “philosophical” mood and conversation with my friend and colleague (Please note the ‘double-quotes’ there!) on the eve of her birthday, the final word to come out of it was that – Life is short. We also decided we may as well get a taste of it, especially for the few years we have left in our 20s.

So, when it was time to make her birthday card – I decided to quote one of her favourite authors/playwright/philosopher extraordnaire Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. {Incidentally, AW is German so she had the privilege of studying Goethe’s works in his own language, and speaks in high regard of all his philosophy and literature.}

Having spent an evening using paint, some crayons, glue and felt pens after nearly a year … this is what came about….

But it actually the quote itself which embodies the entire experience , of creating something that resembles art, that it has now become one of my favourites !

Life is short and Art is Long! Medium : Poster Colours, Felt pens, crayons and collage work on Chart paper

Life is short and Art is Long!
Medium : Poster Colours, Felt pens, crayons and collage work on Chart paper

“Life is short, art long, judgement difficult, opportunity transient.”


About Chiteisri: The Gypsy Diaries

Its a Fair Warning to all =) While there may be some things about me that everyone knows ... There will always be something about me which nobody can or ever will, figure out! But for a typical introduction - I am a former Law student from India, who is a writer and traveler at heart. I am 27 and have been to 28 countries (and counting) and this blog is a humble attempt at taking a part of my life, experiences, holidays, learnings and dreams to another world of imagination in cyber-space. I know that the world has its fair share of problems, and there is plenty to despair about out there. But I truly believe that this world can be diverse, plural and inclusive and yet one entity - humanity. I am the Dreamer, a lost soul - slowly finding her way back home i.e. to herself! I write. I read. I paint. I dream. I learn. I listen. I empathize. I travel, and no matter who or what I become - these I shall always do! https://chiteisri.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/defining-a-me-at-23/
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