Obsession, n., 1. The fact or state of being obsessed with an object,
desire, emotion, etc.,
2. A persistent desire, emotion, etc. that cannot be overcome by
From birth to the moment life ends,
is subjected to desires and emotions that can lead to obsessions.
Only by reasoning can each one be avoided. But if
succumbs to an obsessive desire, progress in life stops. Until the
obsession is overcome,
faces wall after wall of obstacles that prevent experiencing his
Poppies are the perfect metaphor for this painting. Unlike most
flowers that are known mainly for their beauty, poppies have a split
personality. Beautifully attractive, but addictively deadly as
heroin. As an obsession, their narcotic represents the end to a
normal life. Life can only resume, and the brick wall torn down,
when the object of the obsession is finally discarded.