Today, I Met a Rocky Man
I hopped off my ship for my evening walk. Although the sky was dark and rumbly, my steps remained light and playful. It's nice to enjoy dangerous situations like these, since it brings a little more variation into my dull life.
As the rain calmed down and the sun began to shine through, my steps began to slow as well. I stared at my feet -- is it already time for a quick break? No, of course not. I gave myself a mental power pose and continued walking... but I when I slowed yet again, I noticed in the corner of my eye another reason for me to stop. Yup, it was a glistening statue.
It's not very often you find statues in this era. Sculptures in general have always intrigued me since they exist as a record of human civilization, but this is my first time seeing a sculpture as detailed as this one. His eyes calm, his nose big and pointy, and his ears a bit red, I found myself staring at him a little too long. Rather than a statue, he almost seemed like a frozen human.
Perhaps this man could be the subject of my daily drawing. I pulled out the sketchpad from my backpack and a pencil and began to sketch his features. Every time I come across a photograph or a human like figurine, I can't help but be struck in awe of how many humans looked more or less the same. But this man felt different somehow. I wondered if the sculptor had taken inspiration from someone he admired. Maybe this individual was a benevolent being that guided the people of the past. I wondered aloud, "You don't look lonely, but should I visit you again tomorrow?"
I kept the strokes of my drawing as clean as possible, since it would be easier to preserve that way. My drawing skills have improved the past few months, haven't they? Feeling satisfied, I packed up my belongings and took one more glance at this rocky man. Tomorrow would be another day, but the his serenity made my heart a tiny bit warm; I think his peacefulness shall be my inspiration. I made up my mind to come back the next day, but now, it's time to head back to the ship.