Ear Worms and Abstract Painting

As part of my morning routine, I now set my watch to send a calendar alert reminding me to simply pause and “wonder” about something. To creatively think a topic through. To give thought to how something works, perhaps why something is the way it is…and furthermore how it might be expressed creatively.

This morning I pondered ear worms – you know those fragments of songs that play over and over in your head. Actually, I was thankful that when I woke up an hour earlier the ear worm tracking through my brain was Sunday (from Sunday in the Park, written by George Gershwin and the version performed live by the incredible Billy Porter).

The opening lyrics are beautiful: “Sunday. By the blue, purple, yellow, red water. On the green, purple, yellow, red grass. Let us pass – through our perfect park.”

It’s a beautifully performed, beautifully written song to wake up to.

The way my brain works though – when wondering – was…wouldn’t it be interesting to cut out abstract paintings in the shapes of worms and arranges those abstract worms on another canvas. I might be on to something.

What’s your “favorite” ear worm? (I think we all have songs we like to have spinning around in our heads) What would it look like if painted?

1 Comment »

  1. Oh my, this is certainly food for thought…to name one song is also a challenge for me…will give some thought to this 🙂 Have a wonderful day. We love yall. 🙂

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