The long now

A couple of weeks ago, Sue (my wife) had to travel to the Northern California to deliver some work-related presentations. The company she presented to rented her a sweet Airbnb in Point Richmond, just across the bay from San Francisco. I went with her, and while she worked, I enjoyed the bungalow we were staying at.

The bungalow was full of original art. I’m a big believer in surrounding yourself with art rather than the representations of art, to have paintings rather than posters of paintings. One painting in the bungalow stood out, an oil on canvas titled “the long now,” created by Serena Hazard.  It’s a monster of a painting measuring 36″ x 78″. 

For 4 days in a row, I gazed out the window, watching sailboats and tugboats go by. Then I’d focus my attention on The Long Now. Both scenes offered drama and seemed to complement each other.

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