“May the art that moves us, humanize us.” – JD
Typically, I do not elaborate on my poetry or quotes- I’m making an exception tonight.
On the above quote:
Art can be a reminder to love yourself and others, as is.
When an artist is creating their work, they are seeing things differently.
We are thankful for the art, and applaud the artist who created it.
Yet we are all different.
We all see the world around us, differently.
We all process our emotions, differently.
For instance, some people naturally think with a black and white lens. These individuals may be detached (they aren’t over-analyzing everything) and they aren’t overly emotional. Others may be more cerebral; critical thinkers who challenge themselves to dig deeper about their thoughts and feelings. These individuals who are introspective, are arguably more emotional.
When someone is suffering with depression- they are seeing things differently.
When someone is filled with gut wrenching fear or anxiety – they are seeing things differently.
When someone is overly sensitive – they are seeing things differently.
When someone is unable to socialize or communicate well with others – they are seeing things differently.
We criticize people who see things differently.
We criticize ourselves.
Shift that lens.
We are all different.
Being different is not less than, it’s a gift.
Different is perfect.
And so whether it’s a song, a painting, the symphony, or sculpture- let it remind us to embrace differences.
“May the art that moves us, humanize us. “