Aphelion. It’s a word for the point in orbit when a planet, a comet, or an asteroid is furthest from the sun. I did a collage series called “Cosmic Wonders” a few months back and used the word “Aphelion” as the title of one of my pieces. At the time, aphelion meant to me simply what it does scientifically. But -- upon reflection this past week, I came to the realization that the word has a much broader and more applicable definition to me philosophically.
If I am like a planet, a comet, an asteroid; than my sun is my personal goals, dreams, and future. Right now I feel like I’m nearing that furthest point in my orbit. As I approach I sense the coolness in the distance between who I am presently and who I want to be.