Are you having a rough day, maybe a week or even a year! Too cold in the winter? Too hot in the summer?
Really they’re all feelings aren’t they. In a way they are kind of an illusion. We all have our illusions, big time! They keep us going really.
I’m always surprised at how a lot of people feel that art is just an illusion, therefore not real and therefore non-important… a waste of time!
Really though. Imagine this. You’re driving the road on a nice sunny day ( winter or summer-your choice). You are much happier today because things seem good. Your kids haven’t ticked you off. Your parents aren’t doing something stupid and life is good. LG.
BUT it’s all just an ILLUSION! You’re bank account could be being drained from some offshore hacker bouncing signals off an uncaring and cold satellite. You could be one turn away from a random fender bender. Yet we all dream lazily along some days as if the world was all right. That’s what I call ‘Not Real’.
Art, although dabbling in the illusory, is in fact just as real or more so than the stories we tell each other and ourselves to feel happy ( or sad , if we want).
I say choose to be happy or content and chose ‘art’. It’s the real thing.
Hmmmm now I just have to remember this post the next time I look at my income tax or worse yet the cat pukes on my freshly mopped floor.
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