Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

Here is my first ever piece of conceptual work in situ at TAAG, Teignmouth (until Mar 1st) – explanation beneath.

(I’ve Finally Decided my Future Lies) Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

Elton John

There once was a man who subscribed for many years to National Geographic magazine. The magazines amassed, unopened and un-read. The man continued to subscribe (despite protestations from his wife), believing that one day, when old or struck by illness, unable to be active, the time would come when he would read them.

And it came to pass. The man was diagnosed with cancer and in 2018, underwent six months of chemotherapy.

Did he read the National Geographic magazines? No. By now, the man had a mobile phone, lap-top and Kindle. Life had moved on beyond imagination; beyond the Yellow Brick Road.

[To (slightly mis)quote L P Hartley in The Go Between: The future is a foreign country: they do things differently there.”]



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1 Response to Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

  1. westdeanie says:

    A sobering thought! Is it one I will share with my husband – yet to be decided! 26 years in the same house allows one to collect a lot of stuff.

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