Description 2012 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
Caveat: Tempus Brevis
Suddenly I looked and you were there, emerging from a winter's worth of nights. And, thawing at my feet, you spoke your soul: an unexpected gush, a waterfall. You told me haltingly what you had felt; remembering the passion and the pain, I answered with my own regretful words.
It's Time, I said, the real enemy. Don't wait and wake up twenty years from now lamenting what you did and didn't do. Learn this, I begged: Don't squander precious days, those days stretch into weeks and then to months, the months transform like magic into years you blink and find you're old and settled in.
But where you've nested is a bed of nails, your soul and skin accommodating such that what you really wanted can't be felt. It's buried, covered over, dimmed with dust, and trust me, digging out's no easy task. I've found, to my dismay, that dreams deferred are often tarnished, reclamation slow, sometimes impossible to vivify.
Look to yourself while still in sun you stand, embrace the truth of what your heart requires. Far better this than mediocrity, than cursing shoulds and shouldn't haves long past. 1998, renewed 2011 RC deWinter
Digital oils; clock taken from an original photograph shot February 24, 2010.
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.