There is beauty in the mundane. It is real. It is alive and it is in your face, yet sometimes we miss it all together. It’s easy to overlook the small and the so called insignificant; those everyday things we see all the time. The big picture can be looking us right in the eye, obscuring our vision as to the seemingly unimportant details. And it is in those details; intrinsic little flourishes that sit undetected in the plain open. It is that we must endeavor to see which makes the best art.
This art that is life. It is all around us.
Whatever we seek in our hearts our eyes will find. Generally the experiences we have in life live up to our expectations. Life is beautiful when we can see beauty in it. Each moment is a masterpiece unto itself. A wondrous snapshot framed by time passing from the all powerful now into into the fondness of memory.
Art engages the senses. It interests, it entertains, it delights and at times makes us think. It teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. Art makes us feel. Art is life and life is art. It is anywhere and everywhere one looks for it. I have seen it in a flower that dare sprout in a crack in the sidewalk and in the way the shadows of the maple leaves dance across my bedroom wall. Art is contained in the laughter of a friend, the optimism of a child and the smile of a stranger.
Art dwells in the caws of the crows on a Sunday morning in May. It is the way the light shines in through the front window and straight into my eyes in the morning and just how good a cup of black coffee smells and tastes. It’s “Ventura Highway” blaring on my neighbors radio outside and Mario the cat sitting in the windowsill taking it all in stride.
Art is the perfect toasted cheese sandwich, a cold glass of milk with a shiny red apple. Art is saying “I Love You” for the one millionth time and meaning it all the more.
It is out there just waiting to be appreciated…to be felt…to be acknowledged and embraced…to be lived.
“Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.”
Artistic Sounds ala YouTube