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How to find the secret to the meaning of life

How to find the secret to the meaning of life

Talking to a clever and deep thinking friend at the weekend about many diverse subjects we briefly touched on a subject that I thought I knew the answer to, but his answer to it was a different one, so I’ll ask the question here and am fascinated to hear your thoughts and responses to it.

The question was “What is the meaning of life?”

Now, I know the answer is technically “To pass on your genes through your children”. But then, that means that life is just to carry on passing your genes for ever more as long as the earth exists. So, is that really the meaning of life?

And in the meantime, what do you “DO” with the life you have?

Now, I am sure that a lot of people would say that the meaning of life is to bring up your family, is to find happiness, spend quality time with friends, is to visit beautiful places, is to have lots of nice experiences, is to do good, is to find spiritual fulfillment, to attain lots of money through hard work, or through crime if need be, to get power, to have influence through political means, or to advise powerful men, to live in a big house, to live by the coast, to be at one with nature, or to collect wonderful things.

But I can narrow all of that down to just one thing.

As can my friend I was discussing it with at the weekend.

My meaning is described in three words.

His in one word.

So, I really want to know.

What do YOU think the meaning of life IS?

 

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I've been an artist all of my life, and my paintings now hang on walls in Europe, USA and Canada. I'm working on getting them on the other continents! My wide range of artwork has been exhibited nearer to home in the East Midlands, with the Guild of Erotic Artists at Beaumont Hall Studios in Hertfordshire, and at "Erotica", Olympia, London. I have also been featured alongside my work in the Guild of Erotic Artists book (volume 2). I love to create dramatic interest in my pictures, whether it’s to paint an unusual landscape, or just to utilise dramatic lighting in my figure drawings or strong colour in my animal portraits. Delighting in the spontaneous tendencies of watercolour adds an interesting and distinctive look to my paintings, some of which are purposefully ambiguous, enabling the viewer to use their own interpretation of my artwork. I also love to hide images, and humour within my paintings, whether it’s a secret message, or an erotic couple hidden within a landscape, or even an erotic landscape where the couple are camouflaged as the features of the land itself. I am equally happy painting in oils, acrylics or watercolours and love to draw with pencil or ink. I have also developed the very effective method of drawing using white pencil on black card which creates dramatic pictures by just picking out where the light catches the body and leaving the rest of the image to the imagination, in darkness. I can also utilise many different styles, whether it is realistic, abstract, surrealistic, erotic, fantasy or camouflage art where something is hidden within the painting. I'm just passionate about my art, whatever I paint! But, it doesn't matter how many landscapes or pet portraits I paint, its always the erotic stuff that people are interested in! I started blogging to share some of the strange conversations I have with the people I meet. But its evolved into far more than that now.

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