In Others’ Words: Art & Life
“You don’t have to make something that people call art. Living is an artistic activity, there is an art to getting through the day.”
~Viggo Mortensen (1958-), actor
Friday is always a look-back-over-my-shoulder kind of day for me.
The week has finally run into the weekend — hooray! — and I mentally shift gears from “weekday” life to “weekend” life.
I like how today’s quote allows me to glance back at this past week through the lens of “art.”
For the longest time I called myself a writer — but not an artist. An artist was someone who used a paintbrush. Or a pottery wheel. Or a jeweler’s tool.
Me? I just took the thoughts in my head and poured them out onto paper as words. Vowels. Consonants. Sentences. Paragraphs. Chapters … would you look at that? It all added up to a novel.
Today’s quote expands the definition of art even more to include all of life: who I am, what I do, what I say. I’m looking back at Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday … and I’m looking for the artistic moments that didn’t involve paint or pastels or clay or cloth. Where was art created between me and others in my world?
In Your Words: What art did you create this week as your lived your life?
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