As I continue to make my way through this beautiful life the more and more I realize what is important and what is a distraction.
PK is a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. It’s what helps us get through the not such “ideal” periods in our lives. With this thought I believe that my months of unemployment is something I had to experience in order to learn how to better value my life. I’m not saying it makes it okay or that somehow I’m at peace with all of it. It’s still frustrating and I have a lot of baggage (read as “society standards”) I need to let go of but my current position and this realization has really left an imprint on me.
In the past month I’ve taken a handful of art classes and worked on a few personal projects and it is the best thing I’ve ever done for my soul. I can’t even begin to express the importance of doing something you enjoy for the simple fact that you just enjoy doing it.
I signed up for The Listserve (I’ve mentioned them before) and a few days ago I got this e-mail :
Art is relevant here, because where words in everyday language cease to make sense when you reach a certain level of understanding, the image, the poetry between the words we so desperately try to cling to, keep on speaking. The image is a reflection, and at the same time also an integral part of our inner world.
I hope I am making sense here, because as I said previously, the words are starting to lose their power. Poetry seeps in.
Many see art as something superfluous, a sort of decadent hobby one can pursue.
I want to tell you, it is not.
Art mimics the very pulse of our existence. It is a means of connecting inner universes, one person to another. It is a story, it provides your galaxies with more vastness.
With this I ask you to write down the 5 things you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t. Just 5 things you’re interested. Dance, cooking, sewing, etc. Write them down and just put the list in a place where you’ll see it everyday. The universe will respond.
*Featured image can be found here.