Friday, March 29, 2013

A Starry Night

when I save enough cookie money
I would spend it on
a day at the MoMA
staring at one particular painting
It's probably a cliché to say,
 "It's probably a cliché to love Van Gogh's Starry Night as much as I do."
I don't want (I think nobody does) to be a part of a fandom that is considered a dead metaphor
by most avant-garde intelligentsia,
this in itself is a cliché
March 30 is Vincent's (yes, we're on a first-name basis) 160th birthday.
Cover photos of Vincent's Starry Night popping up from cake artists' Facebook pages from around the globe reminded me of this painting's quality of being overrated.
...stating all these makes me a shameless sad cliché...
and I came to the conclusion that:
like everything else, loving a painting like Vincent's Starry Night
is relative
La Joconde is a cliché
Starry Night is a pilgrimage
...and I wouldn't mind (who am I to mind anyway?) even if I see reproductions (including mine) plastered everywhere...
...because somehow I (just) know that seeing Vincent's original wouldn't compare...
Happy 160th Birthday Vincent!
x charisma x

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