The Celibate Joker

the celibate joker32″ x 40″, Acrylic on paper, 2008      (Collection of the Artist)

The world says, There’s celibacy, then there’s insanity. It goes to show just how sex-crazed the world really is. Here in “The Celibate Joker” we got The Best Man riding a children’s tricycle, with an insane set of eyes inspired by the wicked queen from the Walt Disney children’s classic “Snow White”. Here we see the childish side of The Best Man, which really is a card in the deck of my personality. Who says singleness has to be sad, lonely and boring. The season of singleness can be a great time, a time to play, a time to discover, a time to seek the spiritual doors and find treasures of wisdom. I cannot say that celibacy is a permanent course in my life, but while I’m in this state, I’m going to make the best of it, and I think I have done so very well. I have expanded in so many areas of my life. I’ve discovered so much things that I don’t think I would have found if I were married. My bills are few, my freedom is big, my physical needs are little, my worries barely ever knock at the door. Singleness, tis’ the season to be jolly, arguements don’t exist. Physical and mental health can be worked on without interuption. The mysteries of life can be pondered, and the list goes on and on. Add creativity and imagination to singleness and It can be an art bomb, this is the card I want to play. So I will end with a few words from The Best Man, “You’ll never catch me pushing a baby stroller, you can catch me riding a tricycle, but never pushing a stroller.” – The Best Man Engagements.

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