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Train of Thought (2013). Digital collage created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.

Train of Thought (2013). Digital collage created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.

In the train of our thoughts are all the people who have helped form our lives—as ancestors, family, friends, teachers, and acquaintances. All of them watch over us from within our memories, conscious or unconscious. They guide us through the haphazard course we follow, as we do, unconsciously, with the lives of others.

At times it is given to us to look back on our course. From the crest of the present moment, if we observe carefully, we can see how the tracks of our lives have acted to shape and influence each other, and been shaped and influenced in turn.

(All artwork, descriptions, & other text created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.)

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  • Erika Price August 13, 2013, 7:17 pm

    Another interesting post, Eric! Though I can’t help thinking about all the slugs and snails I’ve just rounded up from the vegetable garden!

    • Eric Edelman August 13, 2013, 9:02 pm

      Thanks very much, Erika—I hope the snail doesn’t turn you off too much!

  • Alissa Apel August 13, 2013, 7:47 pm

    Wonderful meaning on this one. Without our ancestors we wouldn’t be here.

    • Eric Edelman August 13, 2013, 9:11 pm

      Thank you very much, Alissa! I’m glad that the theme resonates with you.

  • Joyce August 13, 2013, 8:11 pm

    Cool drawing.

    • Eric Edelman August 13, 2013, 9:12 pm

      Thanks, Joyce…it’s actually a digital collage of engravings and photographs, but I wish I could take credit for it as a drawing!

  • Gattina August 14, 2013, 2:21 am

    Faces in a snail ! you really have a lot of imagination (and I have lots of snails in my garden !)

    • Eric Edelman August 14, 2013, 6:46 am

      Thanks very much, Gattina! I hope the snail here doesn’t have bad associations for you 😉 )

  • Sukhmandir Kaur August 14, 2013, 3:04 am

    A very interesting means of depicting personalities in the leaves grass and foliage. It does seem that way sometimes, especially if you think of how bodies recycle…

    • Eric Edelman August 14, 2013, 6:55 am

      Thanks very much for your thoughtful comment! I’m glad that that the picture reads that way, since through it, I’d intended to suggest the continued existence of souls and the unity of all living things.

  • stevebethere August 14, 2013, 4:09 am

    Another good one love the snail idea :-)

    Have a slowtastic week

    • Eric Edelman August 14, 2013, 6:56 am

      Thanks very much, Steve! Hope you have a fabulou-slow week. 😉

  • Diana @Toronto Teacher Mom August 14, 2013, 9:51 pm

    I really like what you did with the background. Very neat!

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