I really do love these words...
And underneath this, in its original context on the website, are the following other words "Painting on canvas: Extraordinary Mind. 16x20 inches. Signed." and on the next line..."SOLD"
Sold? I'm in love with those words. They express so much of what I feel, like a living thing. How can they be SOLD?
Ok, I understand it's merely the paint and the canvas, done by the artist (andre jordan, who is brilliant, I think) that was SOLD. I have a son who regularly explains all about Intellectual Properties to me. I get it. I understand the concept, that the words are floating around out there in some cosmic void and can't really be shut in a box in a house. And I know artists have to earn money from their work and of course have to eat. Of course. I get this completely. I think it's just the sound of that word: SOLD. Before I knew they existed, actually.
But I've brainstormed a solution. I think that underneath that painting there should be another line, and it should say the following. "This painting has found a new adopted home. Its owners have agreed to provide shelter and safety for their adoptee at their own expense."
There. Really, it says the same thing doesn't it, without all that harsh "SOLD" business? I think I can live with that.