Day 6: There’s Always Art
Thank God for art. Without music, books, films, paintings, sculpture and all other art forms we can think of, life would be flat. It would be dull, empty and many times more challenging than it already is.
No matter how you feel or what you’re going through, there’s always some work of art out there that can lift you up, soothe you, or meet you exactly where you are. I know that if I’m feeling really melancholy, I can put on my favourite sad songs. Even though they go right into my heart and make me ache, somehow I also feel soothed.
It’s surprising how much art can help. Long trying week? Frustrating day? Sit down to a funny, uplifting movie and by the end, you’re probably feeling a lot better. However challenging your life may be at any given time, you can always go to a book, a film, or whatever art form resonates with you and find an escape, some comfort, some insight, or all of the above.
What a gift! There are some things in the human experience that are truly great, and I think art is one of them.