(book) C'etait le bon temps : Phase de Quatre
C'etait Le Bon Temps translates to 'those were the days' or 'that was a good time'
Phase de Quatre translates to Phase (stage) Four
In Hinduism, human life is believed to comprise four stages:
- the Student Stage
- the Householder Stage
- the Hermit Stage
- the Wandering Ascetic Stage
In each of these four stages dharma is learned, practiced, taught and realized.
I highly recommend doing a deeper dive into the meaning of each of these stages, as the titles do not tell the whole story.
I found this belief absolutely fascinating and went deep into it... around the same time, was totally inspired by life items I found in France while digging at the flea market.
I was part of a wonderful show years ago in SF called "Four Squared" and I told a story with my 16 pieces of artwork: I created four people's lives, in each of their four stages of life, represented by objects.
Perhaps, if you relate to this piece & do a little more research on the stages of life, you'll find your own story in here...
This work is meant to be handled, though nothing is removable, seek and ye shall find.