A Particular Set of Eyes
We breathe, we touch, we see the world with a particular set of eyes. For an artist creativity comes in many forms. I’ve spent my whole life seeing the world with a particular set of eyes. Trying to fit my artistic mind into the square peg of this materialistic world. It’s not that I’m above working, it’s just that the industrial mindset is so devoid of freedom and expression. Rather I realized it or not, it was choking my spirit.
For many art is nothing more than a distraction. Not a way to connect with the soul, but something to hang on a wall to cover a stain. I don’t expect everyone to understand what I am saying. But that is the beauty of art, to be able to pull from it what you see and feel. I don’t really know what got me thinking about this other than, in a world that values wealth and power over everything. Some things are more valuable than gold. Like the growth of the human spirit and an appreciation of the world and it’s beauty.
For a really long time I lost my appreciation of beauty, of laughter, and joy. In that world I may have been functional, but I was hardly complete. Take a moment and enjoy the world around. Take time to get caught up in a good story. Look into a piece of art and see what you see. Don’t allow this for-profit industrial mindset to suck your soul dry. Take a moment to touch and to breathe in all the beauty that surrounds you.
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