"Most days it feels as if the world is whirling around me and I am standing still. In slow motion, I watch the colors blur; people and faces all become a massive wash."
- Sarah Kay
When I posted the sidebar image, I also found another one by Henri Matisse called Still Life with Dance. I was immediately struck, not so much by the painting as by the title. Dance is movement and fluidity; still life is, well, still. How and why did they come together.
I have been looking at it frequently, and the more I look the more I find the dance to be still and the still objects to appear moving. The flowers seem to almost quiver, and the fruits glisten with new dew.
Naturally, then, I'd say the same about all that happens in life too. The moving and the static can interchange at any time.