Today is World Art Day, a global celebration of the fine arts. It is a reminder to be aware of the creative spirit that spans our world. So what does that actually mean? How do we live, aware of the art that surrounds us?
Art is much more than a painting on a wall or a marble sculpture. It is the thought behind the creative expression, the joy that shaped it into being. It is the words brought to life with a poet’s hand, the ear that hears music before notes have been scribbled on a blank music sheet, the image held in a photographer’s soul the instant he or she captures a sunrise.
Here is my take on art. It is being present in the ordinary moments. It is recognizing that art is universal, within our reach, not simply for the privileged or recognized artists. Art is simply gratitude for being alive.