DEAR INDIANA JONES

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Sunflowers – Vincent Van Gogh

IS IT EVER TOO LATE TO GET THE WORD OUT?

Think of poverty stricken Van Gogh – a posthumous billionaire. Is that the sound of an artist turning in his grave?

BOOKS OF FUTURE PAST

So here’s the scene: it’s the year 2116. Mr. Jones (anonymous book hound) stumbles across a copy of an old mildewed book. An obscure book by an unknown writer. Let’s call ‘her’ an ‘INDIE’ He begins to read. Thinks. Hmmn… this is pretty good. He checks the front cover and researches the name of the author and by some miracle a website survives. Ten other books hover there in suspended animation like time-travelers in cryogenic sleep. Aha! The literal discovery of a NEW WORLD… I mean NEW WORD.

Silence. The sound of crickets wafting from the ‘jungle’ so easily close over each new book like the vines choking the ruins of an ancient temple.

But that’s what the intrepid Mr. Jones discovers. A civilization of one. Me. An author who, inspired by the collective consciousness of the Lascaux artists, writes stories on the walls of my writing cave. And in the darkness, my stories may remain intact after a hundred years. Time snails on. No-one lasts forever but a digital book just might be immortal. Until that is, the meteor wipes out painted caves and art galleries and libraries.

One of Leonardo's 'cameras'

One of Leonardo’s ‘cameras’

Occasionally there is a lone survivor of a lost civilization. A missing link named Lucy. Or a lone human artifact. A Roman brooch that once-pinned-closed a cloak on a wanderer trudging across a green landscape. Or the archaeological fragments of a human planet like Leonardo. A lost da Vinci notebook. A recorded mind forever-mindful.

 

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER?

Dear Vincent. Your work was not in vain. You made it big. Your sunflowers are still a bestseller.

Sincerely, a friend.  

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Vincent painting sunflowers – Paul Gaugin

 

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About Veronica Knox

Veronica Knox has a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Alberta, where she studied Art History, Classical Studies, and Painting. In her career as a graphic designer, illustrator, private art teacher, and ‘fine artist,’ she has also worked with the brain-injured and autistic, developing new theories of hand-to-eye-to-mind connection. Veronica lives on the west coast of Canada, supporting local animal rescue shelters, painting, writing, editing other author’s novels, and championing the conservation of tigers and elephants, and their habitats. Her artwork and visuals to support ‘Second Lisa’ may be viewed on her website - www.veronicaknox.com
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