Missing Charon

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This is one of my favourite drawings, it depicts a scene of people gathered around a boat that is from an ethereal plane of existence. It is not a boat of the mortal realm. I have always felt a closeness or an affinity with Charon, the ferryman of the dead. The halos on the heads of the two figures represent destiny. One must choose, one’s own life path whether in this life or the next.

I see the men with halos on their head as bearing some similarity to Jewish rabbis, they seem to know divine secrets that the human race is yet to be aware of or know.
There is some sense in me that this is Charon’s boat, but Charon himself is missing from the picture, implying that the journey taken is not the journey Charon guides a soul to. It represents the great unknown.

In the end one must choose, to take the boat and be guided on it’s course not. I leave this open to interpretation as I believe each person has their own guided interpretation of what they see.