Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Appreciate art & beauty

It's so easy to get caught up in the quotidian and mundane aspects of life, isn't it? Or worse even than the mundane and common parts of life are the negative and toxic pieces—hearing the offensive insults hurled by one politician to another, watching violent and graphic movies or TV shows, reading about yet another mass shooting or terrorist attack.

So what are you doing to counteract all the negativity or even the boring and commonplace?

Pablo Picasso famously said, "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

I like that. What do you think? And, of course, art encompasses many things from music to paintings to photography to dance to theater to beautiful written and spoken words and more. Find something artful and lose yourself in it for a while. See whether that doesn't wash away the dust—or even clear away the toxins. Appreciate the beauty. Savor it. Let go of the mundane and the toxic.

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