#595 Parent With Child

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Zen Museum #595-Parent With Child By Dutch Den Bosch Artist Zen Dageraad

This mother
With her child
In a cargo bike
Reminded me
Of how
My parents
Used to also
Carry me everywhere
So that today
I can
Walk myself

I'm not very sentimental, or maybe I simply don't want to be. So when I saw a woman with her child in a cargo bike, and I thought about my parents, how they carried me around the world for so long, and how now they don't. That wasn't me being sentimental: some things in this world are good, interesting, universal ideas that require capturing, which I did. Honestly, I'm happy to be independent from my parents, and they're probably glad that I can take care of myself. I love them, even if they, understandably so, radiate stress sometimes. But I feel I should appreciate them more than I do. It's hard to find the time to spend with them (even though it's too easy to find the time to waste on useless dopamine machines). Even when I do, it's challenging to find good topics. So many things are not worth speaking about, and so many worthy things are easy to forget. They, or probably me, 'deserve' that extra time though; Because, so often, while working on my art, or I suppose, in general, I still feel like that kid in the cargo bike getting brought to where I need to go by my parents.


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