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Painting: Acrylic, Oil, Marker on Canvas.
'Have you started playing with girls now?' Yngve said.
'Yes. And?' I said.
'Are you in love or what?'
I glanced at mum hesitantly, then at Yngve.
'I think so,' I said.
'You're only seven! You can't be in love!'
'Don't laugh at him, Yngve,' mum said.
Yngve blushed and studied the bowl in front of him.
'Feelings are feelings whether you're seven or seventy. It means the same, you know.'
There was a silence.
'But it can't go anywhere!' Yngve said.
'You might be right about that,' mum said. 'But you can feel something for others despite that, can't you?'
- Karl Ove Knausgaard
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection