The words ‘I dream my painting and then I paint my dream’ by Vincent van Gogh ran across my mind as I read about the artworks of Nathaniel Alapide (Sketching stories into sand, Jan 13) .I couldn’t help but think about how selfless he sounded when he said he creates no barriers for his artwork and wants people to interact with them. His mindset seems to be like his art— sans borders. I believe he is able to create these wonderful designs because he’s accepted the universal truth that nothing lasts forever. One must cherish things while they last, but not forget to share their preciousness with fellow beings too. In that way, they don’t get destroyed at all as they are eternally sketched in the sands of time.
Liji Vinod, by email