“There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What’s up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don’t think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!”
Terry Pratchett, an English fantasy writer, wrote this wonderful amendment to the tired old quip, “there are two kinds of people —-.” The quote is great fun to read out loud, with feeling. Try it on, just to see what entitlement feels and sounds like!
THIS glass of milk, however, is entirely full — of an artist’s vision. It is an oil painting by the still life artist Edgar Soberon, who lives and paints in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The link will take you to a small selection of his amazing still lifes. Their color, their realism, and their subtle fantasy elements are utterly captivating. Several years ago I was lucky enough to study with him during two winters, and it was a revelation in how to see, even more significant to me than how to handle a paintbrush.
Okay, there are two kinds of people in the world, those who can paint and those who can’t. But it’s all okay, as long as the first kind keep sharing with the rest of us!