End-of-the-Century image, contrasting the mouthwatering
dream of future sustenance with the charred reality
of human endeavor -- the paradox between perfect
potential and heartbreaking reality. Note the date
stamp in bottom right-hand corner, a chilling momento
mori, signifying "Time" as the emptier of the hot
pockets of our lives.
Yet even here, hope
is not lost -- as evidenced by the pale splash
of youthful belief, epitomize in the fresh,
untried hotpocket, still encased in its embryonic
plastic - and
with the dashed hopes of the fully-realized
... actually over-realized
experience of the hot-pocket in the real world.
Beautiful work, C. Carter!