Although I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by artwork, and although I had seen prints of this particular painting many times, there was something different about viewing the original painting. All of the other paintings in the gallery seemed to fade away for a moment as I fixed my gaze on the sunflowers in a vase. It was a still life that made time stand still, and I could feel the stillness. I imagined that even the tormented artist felt a similar stillness as he completed his painting.
Vincent" at bottom of the vase, I can recall that moment of stillness, and be still.