Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thursday Thoughts...

“We do not escape into philosophy, psychology, and art—we go there to restore our shattered selves into whole ones.” 

 Anais Nin

When I try to think about the things that help make me feel whole; art and creativity is key.  It is integral to who I am as person and to how I make my way through the world.

I don't think I escape there, or retreat there; I go there because it nurtures me and fills me up and makes me feel like I am being the most 'me' I can be.

I'm not necessarily there because I need to restore my shattered self; but I am there to continue to build and construct and enhance my "me-ness", and to feel my most alive.

Similarly I guess philosophy and psychology - understanding the world and the people in it - probably help us make sense of the world; but could also restore us if we need it.

There is something in here I think that says that art is integral to our wellbeing; and I have to agree.


Art can help put us back together... Pas de Deux books by Fiona and Susan.

8 comments:

  1. Art also brings us together ... I am so grateful for your presence here and though I don't always comment, I always look forward to your Thursday Thoughts. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Liz, art does bring us together across this big wide world...

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  2. your work holds such deep peace and empathy

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  3. So true, your words. Creative expression is one of my three Key Medicines!

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    1. Love creativity being medicine Rose! Must get a daily dose!

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  4. You hit the nail on the head as always.

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    1. Sometimes I hit my thumb, but thanks Lesley!

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