The End of the World

  April 1st, 2007

end of the world

Title: “The End of the World”
Artist: Unknown

There you’ll be, watering your vegetable garden when everything will go still, the ground will shake, the sky will go white, orange, and then red, you won’t have time to take a breath, only to mouth a name, call out a curse, or make amends with whatever you hold to be divine.

For months now this piece has been the single most haunting image I’ve found on the net. I’m obsessed with it. I love it deeply, more than I should, more than is seemly. Everything about it seizes my optic nerve, tugs at my mind’s cord: from the small man’s inscrutable expression to the way the image bleeds in maroon blotches, in some places looking like tears.

[posted by C Way at 8:03 PM]

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