One day, your favorite piece of art — a famous painting or sculpture, the graffiti next door — comes to life. What happens next?
— The Daily Post : Living Art
This prompt reminds me of Ben Stiller’s Night at The Museum, where his character — a night-shift guard at a historical museum, witnessed wax-crafted statues and relics come to life every night.
I did have a hard time thinking about what my favorite piece of art is because, 1.) I’m not such a fan of sculptures and paintings, and 2.) it’s the kind of day that I don’t want to do anything but sleep. To pour my mind with creativity, I decided to go downstairs and refresh, when I came across this thing —
As I took a photo of it, I realized that this statuette has been around for most of my life, from my childhood days until now that I’m a young adult.
That man you see, had been like that for years: Sitting happily with his fish set on his table. Perhaps, he is a fisherman celebrating over a big catch; or just a man who’s happy to finally eat something big and sumptuous for his next meal. These are just wild guesses though.
His true story — that’s what I want to hear, if he were to come to life.
And his smile which looks so true, so genuine, and so intriguing. It makes me want to ask him what his ultimate key to happiness is, so that I too, may always wear a smile like his.
This man, as what I’ve said, has been in every highlight of my life– from back when I was a kid, until now. At a certain point, I believe he knows me more than I know myself.
Perhaps, he’s never a fisherman. Or a hungry man ready to devour his meal.
Maybe, he is my guardian —
And he’s watching me right now.