The Retired Fisherman

There is something very vulnerable about the thought of not being able to do what you love anymore.

For some, retirement seems like a liberation.

For others, a degradation.

For a fisherman, his work seems like such a massive part of his personality.

Someone who is proud, strong and weather-beaten, and always hard at work.

A unity that brings everyone on the boat close together, even though you might not like everyone on land.

That made me think about how it would feel to be a retired fisherman.

I’m sure a lot of them are happy to retire.

But what about the longing for the sea, and the whole lifestyle aboard the fishing boat?

It made me paint this digital panting.

I hope it speaks out some of these thoughts, and a lust to reflect on them.

And, of course, I hope you are having a great day!

22 thoughts on “The Retired Fisherman

  1. This caught my eye because it reminds me of my favorite painting – Dance Me To The End of Love. Your painting gives me the same feeling of wistful thoughts of my life as a whole compiled in the emotions of the painting. Beautiful!

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