Collaborating Women Part VI
Another in the ongoing series, Collaborating Women, featuring the watercolor nudes of acclaimed painter, Emily Stedman, and narrative elements contributed by Remington Write. This series of nudes was exhibited at Noho/M55 in January 2015.
Sometimes there is safety in fading.
There outside the window, barreling along through another heedless day, sun and movement and bright activity demand attention and participation without reward or acknowledgement. The sun hits the glass but an odd, slender sensation of coolness abides where each crossed bar stands resolute against the rays bludgeoning the very quietness of the air.
Tom’s skin welcomes each thin nearly imperceptible stripe of coolness thrown between the broad squares of sunlight.
He feels protected and held captive at the same time. And pooling under those sensations is a vast relief. Tom can’t name it but it still has set him free to fade finally to complete invisibility beneath the bars, safe from the sun and the incessant doing going moving tyranny of daily life.
Everything changes and Tom, content to be warm and cool in his safe place, knows that he will return to the clatter and movement when he is ready.
But not before.
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