Burning Giraffe

The Burning Giraffe, Salvador Dali

The Burning Giraffe, Salvador Dali

We had at home, when I was little, this picture of Salvador Dali on the wall.
Today I came across it on the internet and I got some questions.
What does the giraffe mean?
The giraffe is the least.
We can talk about this later.
Really interesting is the woman full of drawers.
Dali’s woman full of drawers, it’s us.
Drawers of the past, in the mind.
In the hidden drawers what do we keep?
What was inside the drawers of your home furniture when you were a kid?
The past at home was a lot of things, but at the time, as for everyone, it was only the interpretation of what I could understand from the part I could see, and we do not see much. Of that, many things I have already forgotten. Lasts today’s interpretation of what I can remember of the interpretation I had at the time, from what I have understood as a child, from the part that I saw when I was little.
A child does not see everything and does not understand everything of the little that sees,   even distorts, selectively forgets, and non-selectively forgets also, and then, adult, only remembers pieces of it, reinterpreting with new meanings. The past as reality no longer exists. There is only fantasy in the memory of a fantasy of what was a distant past.
Poor legacy that lies in my memory, legacy of miseries.
However, these drawers that the moths have already chewed, remain in the unconscious, and this, great surreptitious enemy, making decisions day and night. And I with the illusion of free will.
Better to put the drawers in the giraffe and let them burn, because those should not be more than the momentary fuel of this animal that burns in the background.
Fuel, not food.
Not to mention the little man behind the giraffe, and even less of that mountain where lava flows, behind these two.

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