If I Had an Uncle Willy, He Would Look Like This
Oil on canvas
ViV and a Movie Summer Art Statement, 2003
Ever stare out an airplane at the swirls of a river's tributaries?
Ever been given a present that had a letter attached that
made you cry?
Ever revisit a place from your childhood and enjoy it anew
and from memory?
Ever see a frozen armadillo with its legs and head still
Ever feel that the world was perfect one day only to want
to silence your existence the next day?
Ever dream of moving to the warm beaches of Puerto Rico,
restoring a mansion in New Mexico, or sleeping in a hammock
next to a river?
Ever have five children, screeching with laughter, jump
on you in a pool?
Ever get a drink with a new friend and say goodbye to an
old one in the same night?
Ever wonder what it would feel like to never have experienced
Ever meet a girl you knew you were going to run into again
but then never do?
Ever question whether you're an alcoholic while having your
Ever had a flaming marshmallow burn your skin?
Ever spend one hour walking your block with your shoes tied
Ever go back to where you had your first kiss?
Ever realize that others might not see what you see?
Bought tickets to the show yet?