Monday, October 3, 2011

if - hibernate

a drawing more related to the provided quote than what i would normally associate with the word 'hibernate'.

"You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book (Lady Chatterley, for instance), or you take a trip, or you talk with Richard, and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death." ~ Anais Nin


  1. well, the quote fits your drawing. Or actually the drawing fits nicely the quote :)
    Luckily not everyone lives as in the world as described by Anais Nin.

    It is (sometimes) more the unbearable lightness of being, isn't it?

  2. ah, i'm not sure the unbearable lightness of being isn't worse than a comfortable hibernation though.. just believing that you are 'living' might be enough. good thing we have many things to choose from :)
    thanks for your comment art :]

  3. nice drawing, the quote makes me wonder whether which i am...

  4. yay, i'm glad you like it.. i think you are quite fully living pursuing your passion in a foreign land!