Even though the summer here in the Northern Hemisphere was very nice and mild compared to previous years, Autumn is still my favorite season.
A big thank you to all who graciously take the time to read my journal, comment on my work and continue to add them to their favorites. I appreciate you and your support!
I honestly don't have the time to be completely active there, but it's always nice to be friends and support fellow artists from around the globe.
Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity—it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
"I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all the crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn't always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out." ~ Roger Ebert
If You Ever...
A wise man once said, "There are two dogs inside each of us fighting one another. One is the Light and the other is the Darkness."
A young one asked, "Which one wins?"
The wise man replied, "Which ever one you feed."
What Is Art?
It has many definitions, but of course everyone has their own interpretation and concept of it. It can uplift us with warm and pleasant feelings, or evoke sadness as we contemplate the significance of what each author was trying to communicate in its creation. It is a talented gift of expression that many can do exceedingly well; a practiced skill that can be praised or envied.
Anything and almost everything in the universe can be considered an art form, from nature, to architecture, music, poetry, or to the perfection and placement of gourmet food on a plate, just to name a few.
Furthermore, art does not only exist in the material world, but also in our creative thoughts, beliefs, and visions as dreamers and philosophers. And of course we all know that art is in the eye of the beholder, but it is also whatever satisfies or stirs something in our soul.