We tend to see everything in dark colors when bad things happen. That is OK, it’s human to lose faith in humanity sometimes. But is it also part of human nature to be compassionate, to connect with each other and to do the best we can to make of the world a better place. That’s the side that I try to stay on in my life.
Today I want to share this picture with you, because it makes me happy. The story of it is simple but it talks about the beautiful side of humans.
Not too long ago I wrote this post about my cuban friend’s street exhibition in NYC. My blog friend Susan Wells wrote a comment saying that she was going to be in NYC with her daughter Jolene and that she was looking forward to seeing the sculptures in person. I asked her to take a picture with her daughter next to one of the sculptures holding a sign that said: Art is a Way. It was a fun idea in my head, but I honestly didn’t think that she was going to have time or mental space to do it.
I was wrong! Susan did take a picture with her daughter holding the Art is a Way sign! When she sent the photo to me I couldn’t stop smiling, I felt so happy and moved. Susan and I have never met in person but I feel as if I have known her for years. We have connected with each other through that sixth sense that connect creative people.
So this post is about that, it is about the power of art and about the power of human connection. Art is a Way is a speck in the universe, but from this blog I want to do what’s in my power to bring some positivism to you. I have felt sad since the tragedy on Monday, but that is only one of many terrible things happening in the whole world right now. I don’t know if those terrible things are ever going to stop. The only thing that I am sure about is that I can do things, even if they’re small, to make of a tiny part of the world a better place. I am here because I want to stay connected with you and I am here because I want to encourage you to use all your creative powers to make yourself and other people happy.
The only way to balance all the bad things happening in the world is to create good things and to keep beauty and human connection alive.