DescriptionCopyright 2016 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
Once upon a time, (forgive the drab cliche; I am old and tired and cannot think how to put it another way), in a far-away life, I was surrounded by others like me.
We were adventurers - fearless, eager to challenge and explore. The world was an unfolding landscape, full of delight and surprise. Nothing was impossible; in our brave optimism we were, we thought, immortal.
That bright circle shrank. In their inevitability, time and experience disabused many of this foolery. Some embraced the safe; others abandoned what they could not control, retreating into the silence of bitterness. Careless overindulgence took some; others, in the madness of despair, chose the final exit.
With those who kept faith I blundered on, convinced if we persevered nothing could keep us from achieving our hearts desires. Through mud and blood we slogged, eyes on a far-away rainbow that was often a mirage.
The ranks of this small army, too, were thinned. One day, standing in a chill wind in an open field, I looked around and found myself alone.
Of all those who once shone more brightly than all the constellations in the gentle dark, I am the last one left; it is a terrible fate. Which is worse -the loneliness of losing one's tribe, or the burden of being the repository of memories of such grandeur that no one who was not there would believe them? ~ copyright 2015 RC deWinter
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.