Somewhere It Had Gone Wrong, Everything Had Gone Wrong
My painting "Somewhere It Had Gone Wrong, Everything Had Gone Wrong" is inspired by a section of Chris's story Thundershowers at Dusk in which his middle-aged protagonist, George Bone, is spiraling downward from deep depression into full-blown psychosis. —J.B.
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She did not understand his problems, could not comprehend when he talked about the great weight that seemed to press in on his mind and chest and soul, the feeling he had that somewhere it had gone wrong, everything had gone wrong, and that time was running out for him to ever make anything right for himself again. That he saw his life as a burst hourglass, saw the sand gripped frantically in his palm but still seeping away, dropping grain by grain out of his reach forever and that at the end there would be nothing left, absolutely nothing, that he would have lived and died and done it wrong, all wrong. That his entire life was a mistake.