It is around this time that I usually replace the type of fruit in my fruit basket at home. The tangerines, clementines and oranges are becoming scarcer in the stores and are replaced by apples and pears. I like both fruits equally well, however somehow the varying colours and the round form of the apple appeals to me.
In my younger days I used apples as objects in the still life I was forced to paint in my art classes. It was not my preferred subject, as I love to depict movement and speed in my art. However, it taught me to observe forms and the play with light and shadow, as well as the ability to mix and use the colours appropriately.
For a while I would see all this in an apple, every time I was about to bite into it. Sometimes I miss those days, when my sensitivity to everything around me was ever so present; today the only thing I remember about an apple is the notion it might keep the doctor away, at least for now.