I totally understand the idea of blocked artists and certainly some of us cling to the negative side of life a little too strongly but I’m thinking of art as a larger more encompassing idea.
Perhaps the harried mother of five does not see herself as an artist but she creates beautiful scrapbooks for her children or delicious homemade meals are those not art?
And kudos to Johnny for creating those small bits of art that we all get to enjoy. I was walking on a beach once and someone had stacked a series of stones…it was truly beautiful.
A few years ago I was visiting San Francisco and stopped at Grace Cathedral to walk their maze. The idea being you begin the maze with submitting whatever is bothering your soul to God, asking God to help you with your concerns.
Then you walk the maze praying on an answer, comfort, direction. I submitted my question, prayed on an answer, and hell if half way through the maze I didn’t feel like I had the answer.
Don’t worry about your questions, they will work themselves out. Instead be joyful.
Since that event I have made a point of being joyful. Of sharing joy with those I care about. Of bringing joy to whatever situation I can.
What that event reminded me of is that I can’t control situations. I can control how I respond.
And I choose to respond with joy.
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